The pale pink base and bright white tips characterize the ever-popular French manicure, which is a common request at nail salons everywhere. (Even in France, where they’re considered an American invention, this kind of mani is called “la French.”)
Keeping longer, healthy nails will be most conducive to sporting a French manicure. To complete your own French manicure, begin with the following steps to prepare your nails for the procedure:
- Using a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover, wipe off any old nail polish prior to painting nails. Wash hands and soak in warm water for a few moments.
- With an orangewood stick, gently push back the cuticles so they are all even with each other once the water has softened your skin.
- With nail clippers, beauty scissors or a nail file, shape your nails evenly.
- With a steady hand, carefully paint only the tip of each nail with a white hue. A second coat may be desirable, depending on the thickness and opaqueness of the polish. Allow polish to dry between coats.
- Using a slightly transparent pink or nude color, paint the entire nail once the tips have dried. A second coat may be necessary. Allow nails to dry thoroughly.
- Once all the coats have dried, apply a clear topcoat to protect your new French manicure. To lengthen the manicure’s lifespan, make an effort to paint a clear coat on each night. Be sure it has ample time to dry completely.
Step-by-step tips part2
- Dip hands for a few minutes in warm water to soften the skin.
- Sprinkle your hands with almond oil to make the skin less difficult to “work” and leave it on for about a quarter of an hour covered with a warm towel. Then dry them with care, one of the causes of chapped hands is that they are dried thoroughly after washing.
- Prepare your hands with a regenerating treatment: A first pass scruband then massage it with a cream moisturizing specification.
- Now his hands are ready for a manicure. First of all, remove cuticles (Annoying cuticles that form around the nails) by pushing gently inward with a special wooden stick. Please do not cut you risk ugly and painful sores and swelling. Also serve to protect nails from bacterial infections.
- Turning now to the nails with a fine-grained lime, Going from the outer corners towards the center, give them a square shape, slightly rounded corners.
- Once you rinse your hands to remove loose filing, spread nails a layer of basic (Reinforcing a product, smoothing or antigiallo) and let it dry.
- Now you are ready to to enamel. Put your hand on a flat surface and spread over the entire nail color that you like. 70 for a manicure style, spread the glaze only in the central part of the nail, thus giving the two sides (it is advisable to use the glaze colors: pink with pastel colors or you would not know the difference).
- Let dry and roll out a second layer of enamel.
- Finally, apply one coat of clear polish or light pink to fix the enamel and keep it intact as long as possible.
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INSIDER TIP FOR MASTERING THE PERFECT MANICURE…
- Always file nails before soaking, never soak first as the nail becomes too soft.
- Apply a cream to cuticles prevent them from tearing and sticking to the nail bed and causing ‘hang nail’.
- Always apply a base coat to inhibit discolouration.
- To prevent streaking of nailpolish: load the polish brush and use light, even pressure when applying.
- Apply top coat to protect colour and add strength to the finished nail.
- The nail bed is made up of overlapping layers similar to a ’tiled roof’ which can lift due to lack of oil in the nail bed. Prevent this by eating foods that will increase oils in your diet like avocado and salmon.
- At the end of your manicure apply a cuticle oil to keep cuticles nourished.