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The design looks simple, beautiful, elegant and effortless even from afar. Even though it may look very easy to do from the outside, coating on French manicure needs precision as well as a good and steady hand.
The most important part is the tip of the nails which needs to look perfect. The first step is always to clean your nails before applying any nail polish on top, if you have a previous nail polish, make sure to use the nail polish remover to clean it off.
You can then proceed to adding the colors you prefer as the base color for your French tips. Make three even strokes from the center and down to the sides; one coat is more than enough. As the polish dries, the streaks will gradually disappear. The hard part is applying the white streak on the tips of your nails.
As a beginner your strokes might look rugged and not smooth at all. Some suggest that you can use tape as a guide in making defined and curvy strokes. Just make sure that your base coat is completely dry before attempting this to avoid destroying the color. Then top it off with a clear coat! And there you have it! You now have your elegant and sun-sational French tipped nails great for your summer escapades. Have glowing looking nails with this elegant French tips. Using light pink as base, the nails are thinly tipped in white.
The other nails are accented with white and black floral designs, which is pleasing to the eye. Look at this cheery little French tip! Based with pink polish and tipped thickly in cream, the nails are also accented with a sweet and simple floral design in black and sea green combination. Decorate your nails with French manicure and bows. This little ensemble uses light pink base coating and tipped with pre white polish. The nails are then topped with cute little white bows for a cuter effect. Make a statement with this sparkly French manicure that uses a clear polish as base and topped with silver glitters to complete the star studded effect.
The other nails are also coated in full silver glitter for the overall summer superstar aura. Stand out with this nude and black French tip combination. Based with nude colors, the nails are then tipped with black polish. Additional black polka dot accents are coated on top of the other nails in matte nude.
Enjoy this lush floral ensemble on your nails. The French manicure is with a light pink colored base and tipped with a thick salmon polish. The rest of the nails are artistically tipped in floral and butterfly designs with pink, white and sea green hues. Check out this lace themed French tip! Looking very cute and artsy, the nails are coated with a nude base and tipped with white and black polis with inverted polka dots on top.
This French tip ensemble consists of a nude base polish and finished off with interesting dark blue v-shaped tips. Set the trends with this crazy glittery French manicure. Based with clear nail polish, the tips are heavily accented with silver glitter and lined with white polish.
A very eye catching nail art design. Talk about metallic nails. This futuristic French tipped nails looks awesome is it uses a matte silver coat as based and tipped with shiny and metallic silver polish. A total eye catcher and trendy nail art design. A very relaxing French manicure that plays with white, sea green and black combinations.
The nails are coated with sea green as the base, using white as the tip; designed in zigzag shapes. Additional black diamond shapes are then painted on top. A very quirky French tip including a white and black combination. The nails are coated with clear nail polish as base and tipped with a combination of white and black overlapping each other. The black parts are also accented with glitters for effect. Get to feel like royalty with this light pink and gold combination.
The French tip starts off with a matte light pink base and finishes off with thin gold tips. Very classy and perfect for formal occasions.
This French manicure has a clear nail polish used as base and played around with shaping the French tip instead of filling it in. Lovely looking white and silver French tips. Coated in matte black as base, the nails are then tipped with silver glitter that simply stand out from the plain black background, the matte silver nails with glitter is also adds excitement to the eye catching ensemble. One of your classic French tip nails using nude nail polish as base coat and think white polish for the tip.
It looks warm and fuzzy, perfect for just about your everyday look. Check out these refreshing outdoor French manicure! The bright colors combined with the bold shapes are simply perfect for summer! Using a blue violet polish as base, the nails are then designed with reverse v-shapes in dark green, pink and lemon shades of polish, leaving the base color as the tip color as well.
Look at this amazing and sparkly American flag French manicure. Using the regular colors of the flag which are royal blue, red and white, the colors are then accented by glitters.
Clear nail polish is used as base while the red polish with the glitters are artistically used as the tips. Pretty looking French tips in violet glitter! The nails use clear nail polish as the base coat while coloring the tips in violet nail polish, glitters are also added as a wonderful accent while some of the nails are overall painted in violet glitter.
Take a look at this sweet looking v-shaped French tips in 3 layers. Great for short nails, the French manicure starts out with a clear coat as base and added with three layers of various red shades from light to dark.
What would nails look with eyes? Coated with clear polish as base, white polish is then painted in the inner edge of the nails covering the cuticle. A really creative and cute ensemble for square shaped nails. This French manicure includes a nude, white and sea green ensemble. The nails are coated with clear white polish as base coating. Atop the clear coating are two horizontal strokes of white and sea green polish alongside each other. Additional gold beads are added for accents as well as a few glitters.
Simple and classic thick French tip with a cute bow. The nails are coated with clear polish as base and tipped with thick white coating. Accenting the nail ensemble is a cute black bow pinned down with a silver bead. Another popular type of manicure is shellac.
Your natural nails are cleaned, filed, and shaped at the salon. Then, a special base coat is applied, followed by two coats of shellac nail polish, and a top coat. In between each step, a dryer is used to cure.
Similar to a gel manicure , shellac lasts for about two weeks and is resistant to chipping. However, unlike gel, this can actually make your nails stronger. For those looking to make a statement with their nails, go chrome.
The mirror manicure was named a trend by both Pinterest and Reader's Digest. To achieve the look, each nail is first cleaned and shaped. Then a coat of black polish is applied, cured, and buffed. Next, top coat is applied and cured, before putting on a mirror powder.
It is sealed with a top coat, cured, and buffed. It finishes with a gel top coat to create a shiny mirrored effect. If you are someone who gets bored easily, this next style is for you. It has been dubbed the one week manicure, as it is designed to stay on for seven to ten days. According to Refinery29 , CND's Vinylux polishes have incredible staying power and can be removed with a normal nail polish remover. Plus, since there is no need for a basecoat, the application process is simpler and faster.
Further personalize your manicure with embellishments! Adding that extra something to your nails is not just exciting - it gives them a fun pop. Many salons have a display to showcase the many nail art services they offer. Airbrushing is a quick way to apply a design to the nails. The technician may use a stencil or create the style freehand. If you want something specific, don't be afraid to bring in your own stencils or unique designs!
This type of nail art is innovative. You can pick bow-ties, hearts, happy faces, or whatever design your salon has in stock. These are applied directly to the nails to create a boldly textured look. It allows you to walk around with your own pint-sized works of art!
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