Getting a manicure done or artificial nails put on can become a costly luxury. If you are a fan of the french tip that you get at a salon, why not save yourself some money and easily do it yourself!?
Things You Will Need
White nail polish
Any transparent nude color desired
Clear base coat and top coat
Nail Polish Remover
Step 1Start by cleaning each of your nails with nail polish remover so that your nails are clean of any dirt or oils that may prevent the nail polish from adhereing.
Step 2Now take an emory board and file your nails into the desired shape after clipping them all the same length. After you have filed and shaped your nails, run a cottonball soaked in nail polish remover over them.
Step 3At this point you can apply your base coat to keep your polish from staining your natural nail. Let this coat ry completely before moving on!!!
Step 4Now you can take small pieces of tape that are just long enough to go across your nail, and stick them where you do not want any white nail polish. So lay the edge of the tape along where your skin connects to the end of your finger nail. Its important to make sure that your base coat is fully dried so that the tape doesn't pull the base up!
Step 5Next you can take your white nail polish and run the brush horizontally across each finger nail tip that is exposed-the tape gives you a nice crisp edge, so paint right over the tape a little! Let this layer dry really well before pulling the tape up.
Step 6At this point your white polish should be non-tacky and dry. Start by pulling one side of the tape directly back across the nail VERY SLOWLY! If you pull to fast, you risk stringing the polish or pulling some of it off!
Step 7Now to smooth out the entire look, take your transparent nude color and paint one coat over the entire nail-white polish and all. Make sure its even so that you do not have any stripes!! By doing this, it makes the polish look more natural and the white tip less artificial and hard. Let this coat dry until its not tacky anymore.
Step 8Lastly apply your clear top coat to either enhance shine or speed dry your new french tip nail design! This method does take some patience, effort, and time. But if done correctly it can look fabulous for a lot less than a salon!!
Tips & Warnings
Try using a shimmery nude polish on the nail
If you are a colorful gal, tip your nails in different, un conventional colors!
I like to take detailing polish with the long skinny brushes and underline my tips to make them pop and look glam!