A little overlooked aspect of all the nail art that is out there. French nails have been around for quite some time, but it is only recently that their popularity has really begun to rise. French nails have been growing in popularity as well. Why? Because they are cute, yet elegant and look great with just about every outfit!
Achieving a classic French manicure requires a few nail tips, primarily, black and white tips. These two nail tips match in size very closely and provide excellent coverage. You don’t want your French nails to be too “boyish”, however, as the style can be quite masculine. A more feminine, yet classic French manicure would be achieved by selecting white tips that are thinner and covering more of the tips.
Depending on how you wear your French nails, you can wear them either long or short. A very classic French tip involves pinching the tips together and applying a thin strip of glue along the base of each nail. The strip will allow the tip to be able to stand out and be noticed. Be careful not to use too much glue, though, because your French nails may become “squeaky” if the glue becomes too thick.
The next step for achieving a classic French nail’s appearance is to apply a very thin layer of white paint. This will provide you with a great contrast between the white tips and the black color of the tips. The paint coat will give your tips an even thickness and help to hide any flaws. This step may take some practice to get the consistency of the paint perfect, but this will be one step that many do-it-yourselfers can master.
One final step is to file your nails to attain that perfect tip. You may have to go down a few notches to get the best result. Once you have filed your tips, you will have created a space between each nail. That space will allow you to paint French nails and create your design. To finish your French nails, top off with some clear nail polish to protect your tips from any further damage and to keep the color consistent.
To achieve this classic French look, you do not need expensive products or techniques. You can accomplish the classic French look without spending a lot of money. Simply apply a thin strip of white paint and file your nails. If you do not feel comfortable applying your own French manicure, you can always purchase French manicure supplies from a salon and have them do the work for you. This way, you get the appearance that you want without having to spend the money on professional services.