Monday, 19 January 2015

NotW: My french manicure secret

I have mentioned in the past how much I like a French manicure because it is a very elegant and classy look that is perfect for every occasion. Although the design looks quite simple, creating that crisp white line is pretty much a hit or miss affair.

The secret behind every nail polish design: practice, practice, practice! Yes, you heard me. It took me a few nail polish bottles and a lot of practice and patience to achieve a result I was happy with. Whenever you might get frustrated just remember: practice makes perfect.

There is one trick in particular I really like because it doesn´t require you to be super neat yet achieves a pretty much flawless manicure. All you need is nail polish remover and an angled brush.

How to recreate this design:

1. Take your white nail polish and paint the upper third of your nail (tip). You can be as sloppy or neat as you want, just make sure to paint your tip a bit thicker as you want it to look like in the end.

2. Take your angled brush (any angled eye shadow brush will do – just for reference I used the Essence one for my manicure) and dip it in nail polish remover. Pad off the excess and carefully start “erasing” the white nail polish creating a half moon shape. The white nail polish can be still wet or dry as long as you pad off the excess nail polish remover before “erasing” the white polish. You can dip the brush as many times in nail polish remover and erase wherever the white nail polish might have gotten.

3. Once you are satisfied with your result take a sheer rose or transparent nail polish color and you over the entire nail with it. That´s it!

If you still feel this sounds very complicated why not try an ombre French manicure? Here is some inspiration for that design as well.

 Have a great week!


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