The popularity of French manicure is undeniable. Perhaps because of the flexibility offered by French manicure. They allow you to have well-maintained and polished hands without having to worry about choosing colors. Choosing colors is one of my least favorite things about getting a manicure, especially in a nail salon. I always choose a color that I don’t like once it’s on my nails. So I have to live in an unfavorable color or embarrassingly ask for a manicure to change color. That is the beauty of French manicure. Actually, not many decisions have to be made. Of course you might have to choose between white and white for your tips, or maybe you should choose between blush and cream for the basic colors; compared to having to choose between wild orchids or pink palms, that decision is for amateurs.
Another great thought about French manicure is that it usually lasts longer than traditional manicure with color, if only because it shows fewer chips and imperfections. Also, I like that I don’t have to think too much about the color of my nail polish when choosing my clothes. There is nothing worse than someone pointing out that my hot pink nail polish collides with a coral dress.
Now that I’ve sold you to great French manicure art, I have to tell you that it’s harder to give yourself a French manicure than just paint your nails one solid color. I have a quick fix as an alternative. If I’m in a hurry, but my nails still look good. I will dig my nails into a pigeon or ivory soap. Really and white soap will be fine. Then, I washed my hands thoroughly. The soap really helps whiten the tips of my nails. Finally, I will quickly apply a clear layer of paint. The effect is not the same as taking the time to do a real French manicure, but working in an emergency.
Now if I have more time in hand, I will give a homemade French manicure. It’s not as good as getting it in a salon, but it’s still a treat. First I will soak my hands and scrub them well with a peeling scrub. Next I will cut and shape the nails. Then I will apply the base layer of my nail polish.
When I tried painting the tips of my nails, I tried a number of different things. In the past I have used ribbons that you can buy in a French manicure kit. They don’t seem to work for me. When I take off the cassette, half the time the nail polish comes off. The other half of the time I learned that I had managed to paint under the tape. I have found that the most successful thing is to use a super thin brush, like an eyeliner brush. Next, I just took my time and applied a very light thin strip to the tip of my nail. After leaving the tip dry, it’s time to apply a pink or cream top coat. Finally, I applied a clear chip-proof top coat for my new French manicure.