Out of all the manicures available, French Manicure is the most renowned one. It is a feminine technique and it will leave behind clean and glamorous nails. You can get a perfect finish with nail polish after doing the manicure. No brush marks will be visible and the color will be consistent. It is relatively easy to do at home all by yourself. The following is the list of the details steps to do it perfectly and bring your nail back to life again.
Step 1. Remove Nail Polish
Take a cotton swab and pour some nail polish remover and then remove all the old nail polish you have on your nails. Even when your nails are almost clear, you should do the step to remove the traces. Be careful when it comes to choosing a nail polish remover as it can damage the nails.
Step 2. Get Longer Nails
It is a known fact that manicure based on the classic French technique looks the best when you have long nails. Therefore, do not trim the nail for a few weeks to prepare your nails for this special manicure. However, you can trim a little to ensure all the edges are even. You can also use a nail file and a nail buffer for achieving perfection.
Step 3. Soak Your Nails
You need to place the fingers in a bowl of warm water. You should add olive oil in the bowl to soften the cuticles and this will enable you to push them back easily. Keep the finger for two to three minutes and soak with a dry towel. Use a cuticle pusher to push the cuticles back and get them in shape.
Step 4. Applying The Base Coat
The base coat should be pale pink or cream. Put a stripe down the center and then two stripes on both sides. Paint from top to bottom up to the cuticle. Make the strokes even and start with your first fingernail. You can buy a French manicure kit that contains all the nail polish and the accessories required for the performing the manicure like a professional.
Step 5. Painting White Polish
The white crescent must be painted on your nail tips. It should cover only the white part of the nail tops. You should apply one more coat after the drying of the first one. For perfection, you can wrap the finger with scotch tape only to keep the white parts exposed for painting.
Step 6. Painting The Top Coat
For that remaining part that contains the base coat of pale white or cream nail polish applied in Step 4, you should apply a top coat to protect the manicure to last longer.
It is better to buy a kit at home so that you do not have to buy anything individually and you can perform the special manicure every month or before any occasion to make your nails attractive.