How to do a French manicure without a stencil
Every modern woman knows what a French manicure is. It is a classic manicure with nails with a white rim. The color is varnished and as close as possible to the color of the nail plate. This is a popular way to make your nails look manicured, beautiful, elegant and stylish. Women who do their own manicure at home are aware of the most common steps to make a French manicure. However there are a lot of manufacturers of nail polish and cosmetics are creating French manicure kits which uses special stencils to create this impressive manicure style. The disadvantages are these strips are very few and when they you have used all of them then you will never know how to actually make a French manicure. This is why I have made these steps on how to make your very own French manicure without the stencils.
- Nail polish with contrasting shades
- A piece of food film
- A nonwoven cloth
- Nail polish remover
This technique starts with having a manicure; the procedure for this is not included in this list. I usually soak my nails on special natural oils or apply nourishing creams to soften my fingertips. If you have enough time take a salt bath which can help strengthen the nails and will make the cuticles softer.
Before applying any nail polish, you have to defat surface of nails. Particularly, you have to do it after any procedure with oil or cream.
I’m drawing a classic manicure, so the tip of the nail are painted with white varnish. Actually you can use any favorite color. Today, even in the classical french manicure there are no barriers to creativity.
Then wrap your index finger with cloth and dip a tip into a nail polish remover.
Then draw a “smile”, wiping the excess white varnish. I did the manicure on a quite short nails. With the long nails the process will go easier. Thus process all of your nails.
After you are finished with one hand, wrap the finished hand with film to protect it as you work the other hand. This will prevent damage on the nail polish.
Wrap a cloth over the film and dip a tip into a nail polish remover.
Do the same procedure with another hand.
Here is the result. No worse than with help of a stencil stripes. And most importantly, this is a quick and adroit way.
The final step is to cover nails with a skin color varnish.
You may deviate from the usual trend of using French manicure colors and recreate new colors to make your nails look stunning. Here, I applied on the tips of my nails maroon nail polish, and covered my nails with a semi-translucent pink shimmer.
The final photo that shows my finished French manicure.
- This is a simpler way to apply French manicure but you can try other methods. When you tinker with colors the effect will be more interesting than usual.
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