Wearing a single toned nail polish is an easy task. Almost all girls can easily pull this off. But a more sophisticated, somewhat natural and totally chic way of wearing your nails is undeniably the French manicure. And our love for this style does not stop here. We love it because, unlike colored nail polishes, a French manicure goes with every outfit, regardless of its color and matching/contrasting issues. It is a great way of giving your nails a very groomed and clean look and no matter what your skin tone is, a Frenchie will fit right into whatever you’re wearing and carrying.
We usually end up spending hours at the beauty parlor waiting to get our nails whenever we want aÂ French manicure. Wouldn’t it be totally amazing if we could skip all that hassle and just do it at home ourselves? It would not only cost less, it would also take less time and once you get a grip on it, you wouldn’t need to wait in line for your turn!Â How To Do French Manicure At Home – Detailed Steps With PicturesÂ will give you a step-by-step play on how to get this daunting task done quite easily.
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You can get yourself a French manicure kit from the market and if that is not possible at the moment, all you need are the following items:
- Nail Filer
- Scotch Tape or Nail Guide
- Cotton Buds
- Nail Polish Remover
- Cuticle Oil
- Matte White Polish
- Sheer Pink Polish
- Base Coat
- Top Coat
Step # 1: Soak Your Hands
Wash your hands properly and make sure your nails are clean of any sort of previous polish or color. Be careful not to use Acetone based nail polish remover because it is really bad for your nails. Soak your hands for 15 minutes in a mixture of lukewarm with 1 tsp of shampoo and 1 tsp ofÂ hydrogen peroxide.
Step # 2: Apply Cuticle Oil Around Nails
Dry your hands lightly and apply cuticle oil on the area around your nails. Massage with it for about 10 more minutes. Then you need to start sweeping off your cuticles and drying your nails and hands before you start the next step.
Step # 3: Trim Your Nails
Now you need to file/trim your nails evenly into the shape you want whether they are squares, rounded or pointy nails. Though it will be easier if you stick to a shape closer to a square with rounded corners since most French manicures are done like that.
Step # 4: Apply the Base Coat
What you need to do next is apply the base coat. A single coat would be enough. This base coat should preferably be a light color like a pink or creamy/milky tone. Wait for it to dry off completely.
Step # 5: Apply the White Nail Polish
Next you need to apply the white nail polish at the nail’s tips with the help of a nail guide or some scotch tape.Â When the nail guide or scotch tape is firmly in place, apply two coats of white nail polish. Once the white matte polish is completely dry, carefully remove the tape or nail guide.
Step # 6: Apply the Top Coat
Then you will apply the sheer pink nail polish to each of your nails, covering them completely, ORÂ you will applyÂ the top coat. The top coat is basically a transparent nail enamelÂ that makes them all shiny and glossy.
Step # 7: Done!
Lastly, clean up if there are any mistakes. You can use a cotton bud soaked in nail polish remover to do this job.Â Once you are done with this, you can sit back and enjoy the effort you just made in such little time and for so much less money!