Welcome back to another post from Amor de Lacquer week here at Clumps of Mascara! This is a reader requested post that challenged the mess out of me.
But yall know I love challenges.
Any French manicure fans out there?
I can’t say that I’m one. I used to rock them like crazy in college, though. I would get pink and white gel nails done religiously. See!
There are many ways to do at-home French manicures. While some like to purchase the kits, I find that I can do the same thing that the nail techs do!
Here is what I use:
-White polish…I love Sally Hansen’s InstaDri polish. The enormous wand is great for all-over coverage on the nail.
-A firm brush (I use MAC 212 SE). I got this brush in a gift set and never used it. I found that it works perfectly for french manicures AND polish clean-up.
For this tutorial, we will be polishing these two bare nails.
Start off with polishing the tip of your nails. Don’t worry about neatness here.
At this point, I turn my nails so that they are facing me (uncomfortable, but it works!) and move the brush upward to clean whatever mess I made in my initial application. Because my nail beds are longer, I like to have a significant amount of white on my tips. It just looks better to me.
It is really is easy! I think I may play around with different colors on the tips, just for fun. It’s been awhile since I’ve done a tropical manicure and African manicure…the latter really does exist. LOL!
Are you a french manicure kind of girl or not so much? Oh…and don’t forget to enter the Zoya Color Lock System giveaway. CLICK HERE!