French tips aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Perfect this classic nail look with tips & tricks from Glowing Gorgeous.
There’s something about clean white nail tips that is unrivaled. It just feels so elegant, and looks so good. A French manicure looks good with just about any color and design, some of us (ahem, me) have been rocking French tips since quarantine started! What can I say, once you nail down that clean line, it’s such an easy and gorgeous nail style to accomplish! If you’re interested in getting la manucure française parfaite, keep reading!
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For Getting Clean Lines
1. Band Aids
Take the curvy edge of a band-aid and align it where you want your nail tips to start. Paint nail with your desired color and peel off the band-aid to reveal a perfectly curved line. Clean up with a thin brush dipped in acetone.
2. Nail Stickers
A sure-fire way to a perfect French mani, nail stickers come preshaped and all you have to do is simply stick them on your nails! No wait time and virtually mess proof.
For Tips With A Twist
1. Bright Colors & Mixed Nails
Go for bright, neon colors for a modern, attention-grabbing French mani, then take it up another notch by only adding a French tip to a few nails like user @AprilValeo did here!
super easy and quick design — this would look great in any color!
This remover pen is the best thing I discovered.
Mismatch Dreamy Pastels
user @ambersymone shows off her multi-colored French manicure. Choosing different colors in the same family, like pastels, gives for a subtle yet unique twist on French tips!
Can I talk about how much I miss my nail tech and how I’ll never take them for granted… ever. The work they put in is unmatched! The cow print nails you see above was done by my lovely nail tech. However, months went by in the quarantine and I couldn’t take it anymore, so I put matters into my own hands. Here’s what I used & the steps:
First, I filed the top layer off using this OPI filer.
Second, I used cotton balls and aluminum foil to soak my nails in.
Third, I began to scrape off the hard gel using the cuticle tool.
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-> then I used the sapphire nail shaper to shape my nails
I then went back and used the nail file to smooth the base of my nails. After that, I soaked my nails in warm water with
Next, I used a cuticle nipper plier to cut my cuticles before I prepped for the nail polish. Here is the polish I used:
•Base coat- I wanted professional/salon quality.
•Tips- in colors Bazinga (blue), Flex (green), Good Vibes Only (peach), Giggles (bubbly pink), Pinky Swear (darker pink)
I hope this helps some of you find your own creativity in your at-home nails!💅🏾
Futuristic Chrome Tips
A French mani can be soft and lovely or edgey and futuristic—it’s all about the color! Take a chrome color for an understated take on this classic from user @annkrisha.
I’ve been practicing my nail polish skills and my hand is getting so steady and precise! I did these tips with no tape or anything!! Just free handing it 🙂🙂
The NCLA color I’m using is actually not the one tagged, in using a limited edition one They did with Nike a few years back. So pretty 🙂
French tip tips
- follow your nails natural arch! Longer nails makes French tipping much easier
- try to paint in good lighting because details
- try to have a medium amount of polish on your brush; this will help control product
Two-Tone It Up
Go for bold and use two colors for your French mani! While traditionally French mani’s have negative space, using another color at the base of your nail makes for a super bold and fun nail look. Take a cue from user @Thaohurtado!