French tip nails have been around since the 1980’s when acrylic nails started becoming more popular. Now French tips have taken a turn for the better. Flat tips are now considered very popular and many women are choosing this look. Here we take a closer look at this new, updated version of French manicures.
For the new French tip nails, you want to start by applying a very thin layer of base coat to your nails. The easiest way to do this would be to apply an undercoat after you have applied a base coat to your nails. Then you want to apply two thin layers of a glossy peach polish and a clear coat. These two coats will help protect your nails from breakage and irritation and will help make your French tip manicure last longer.
Now it is time to get creative. The best way to create designs on your French tip nails is with a hot glue gun. You simply apply one coat of glaze and then use the hot glue gun to create designs on the tips of your nails. Many women like to add extra touches like ribbons, flowers and glitter to their French tips. It is important not to add too much as you may find yourself with too much paint and glue on your hands.
For embellishments, the best ones for French tip nails include flowers, butterflies, hearts, and flecks of gems. You can buy nail embellishments in many different colors; you just need to pick ones that go with your skin tone and color. You can purchase nail stickers and other embellishments at a craft store. Glue them directly to your nails or to your nail beds. For some really cute ideas, you might want to head to an embellishment store and have a look at all the different products they sell.
Once you have applied your French tip acrylic nails, you can then use a white hand paint to create the design you desire. You can draw or create your own design with a crayon or pencil. A nice idea for an easy summery French manicure design is to draw hearts on your fingertips. You could also create a cute design by painting a white bead on the tips of your fingers and letting them soak up the color.
Once you are happy with your nail designs, you can now apply a base coat to give your nails protection from water and drying out. After your base coat is dry, you can then top with your embellishments. You can choose to add more ribbons, or glitter if you wish. If you are using a white tip and would like them to be shiny then you can top your nails with clear nail polish. This will give you a beautiful glossy finish.