Monday, September 5, 2011

At Home French Mani - What NOT To Do!

Do NOT apply 2 coats of a base colour, be impatient, apply french manicure strips, add white polish on tips and expect it to NOT come out like this! Notice the ripped up base coat? 

Instead, apply French Polish Guide Strips (I used the ones from Nailene) to either bare nails or on top of 1 thin coat of clear base coat. Give ample time to dry, then apply 1-2 THIN layers of white (or coloured) polish to tips. Wait till dry to peel strips off then apply your nude or neutral colour and top coat.


The final result after doing it right and taking my time......

Not quite salon quality, but for this self polishing, french manicuring newb... not half bad!!
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3 comments:

Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) on September 5, 2011 at 5:48 PM said...

Pretty good! I know I have no patience for regular nail polish never mind using two colours!

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos on September 5, 2011 at 5:55 PM said...

That looks great! Now if only I could grow nails to do this, I love the french manicure look.

Any tips for strengthening and thickening nails?
Mine are so thin, they bend and rip before they even grow a tip....
I must have tried every 'strengthener' on the market.
:(

The Procrastinator on September 5, 2011 at 6:21 PM said...

Im so bad at waiting to peel the strips off. The Mani looks amazing!

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