The french manicure is a classic design. You can spice it up a bit with glitter or use a different coloured tip, but it will always remain a classy go to for nail art. I'm going to show you how to do the french manicure 3 different ways.
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For this tutorial I used gel polish, but you can use regular polish as well. Start off by paining 2 coats of nude or light pink polish. If you're using gel, cure in between each coat (30 sec/LED- 2 min/UV) If you're using regular polish, make sure to paint thin coats so that when you place the sticker on the nail it doesn't peel the polish off with it.
French manicure technique #1- Stickers
Place the sticker near the tip of the nail where you want your smile line to be. Press down the edges to make sure that the polish doesn't seep underneath the sticker. Add white polish to the tip, peel off the sticker then cure.
Add a top coat and poof! Classy french manicure.
French manicure technique #2- Connect the dots
Use your dotting tool and place three dots on the nail as a guide. Then, use your striping brush dipped in white polish and connect the dots.
Now fill in the rest of the nail with white polish and cure. Add a top coat and you're done!
French manicure technique #3- peel off glue
I've tried many brands of peel off glue but this one is my favourite. Just a heads up though, it smells terrible!
Use the liquid glue and paint it on the nail where you don't want the polish to go. Make sure to let the glue fully dry. It starts out bright blue and gets darker as it dries. Use the white polish to paint the tip of the nail, then remove the glue using tweezers before curing. Add a top coat and you're done!
There you have it! Three easy ways to do a classy french manicure. I added silver glitter polish along the smile line to make it pop. Although they're all very simple, I like the look of technique #2- connect the dots. It creates such a natural looking smile line. Which method is your favourite? Comment below!
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