DIY French Manicure Tips

GS LOVE / May 3, 2016

Let’s face it, there are tons of ways to deck out your nails using different techniques, colors, and decals. But when you’re in the mood for a polished look, the most popular nail design is the French manicure.

Its signature white tip design is a classic mani style but you can always modernize it by choosing a tip color other than white. A pastel color, for example, is a great Spring-time alternative to the classic white tip.

There are tons of ways to create this nail style at home, one of the most common is by using this little, old thing called tape.

Check out the step-by-step tutorial below to nail this DIY french manicure style.

DIY French Manicure Tips

What you’ll need:

  • nail polish color of your choice
  • top coat (clear, shimmer clear, etc.)
  • tape
  • nail polish remover

Step 1: Make sure your nails are clean.
Tip: give them a quick swipe with a nail polish remover and then wash and dry your hands. 

Step 2: Align and stick the edge of a strip of tape on your nails. Leave as much of your nails showing as you want to paint.
Tip: make sure the tape is completely stuck on your nails.

Step 3: Paint only the tips with your nail color.
Tip: Wait for the polish to completely dry and then remove the tape. 

Step 4: After your nails are completely dry,  seal the color with your top coat.

Step 5: All done! Enjoy your modern french mani.

DIY nail art



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