A squeaking clean pink base, embellished by white tips are now commonly associated with anything that is remotely connected with the insanely popular French manicure, which seems to be number one on the priority list of just about every other saloon-visiting woman.
While there is nothing intrinsically French about it, France has a penchant of branding all ‘good’ things its own way, and we’re certainly not complaining.
Well, let’s quickly go back to the topic of French manicure, which, by the way, is a form of nail painting wherein your naïl tips are coloured white while the rest of the areas have neutral colours.
Gel French Manicure at Home
If you’re under the impression that getting an elaborate French manicure on your brittle nails is only possible by spending an entire day at a fancy, expensive saloon, you’re in for some pleasant surprise!
With a little bit of patience and practice, you can actually give yourself body care and a perfect French manicure anytime, right from the comfort of your home. You don’t even have to invest in the best gel nail polish without UV to attain the desired look.
All you’d need to do it to buy a french manicure gel nail kit from any nearby beauty store or get a white/pink polish. If however, you want to obtain a long-lasting impact, you may want to buy a reputed gel nail product.
Regardless of the type of product you invest into, be rest assured that the DIY gel french manicure tips are always easy to implement.
Here are seven such steps:
The first step is to trim your nails gently and evenly to the length you’re comfortable with. Do ensure their uniformity and remember that longer nails are always better while giving yourself French manicure.
The next thing to do is to find out what kind of shape would you prefer. Both square and rounded shapes are good options but you should consider the length of your finger before deciding that. When done, get a hold of nail file and start off the real work.
Let’s face it; if you want a spa-like experience, you have to make some efforts to put in the settings. Get a small bowl of warm water and put your hands inside for 2 minutes. Grab an orangewood stick (or cuticle pusher) and slowly start pushing them back. Then, use the pusher’s rear end to get rid of impurities from underneath your nails.
It’s now time to apply the first brush of polish. But you must first prepare your nail by cleansing them with gentle nail cleansers and then coating them with any good adhesion sanitizers. In case you’re short of time just rub some cuticle oil on all your nails and massage them gently.
Congratulations, you’re set to get your base coat now! After coating a small layer of pinkish polish, allow your nails to dry off completely. If you happen to be using gel nails, treat them under LED light for about a minute. Follow up with another round of polish coating and once again let your nails dry.
When your nails have dried, plug the nail guides carefully to obtain that spotless white look minus any pain. If you don’t have them off hand, gently brush white color on your nail tips with utmost care and finesse. Allow this polish to stick on your nails and dry completely. Repeat the procedure with the second round of coating.
Carefully take off the nail guide, and complete the process by applying the gel top coat for acrylic nails.
Let it dry for a few minutes. Hurray, you’ve just given yourself a world-class French manicure for free!