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Perfect French Nails in 4 Steps

If you want perfect French nails without spending half of your day’s pay in some fancy saloon, you are in the right place. This tutorial will teach you how to achieve professional-looking nails any time you want, for only the cost of pink and white nail polish. The French manicure has become the most popular trend in all countries, even in America. Either you choose to pick up a French nails kit at your local supply store, or buy some nail polish, you will score a salon-worthy mani. Just follow these 4 easy steps:

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Step 1 – Prepare your nails

Trim your nail the desired length, but remember that when it comes to French nails, the longer the better. Next, decide what shape to give them, square or round, and grab a nail file. It is important to rub the file in one direction, so your nails won’t split. Clean the nail dust and go over them with some polish remover to make sure they are clean. Soak your hands in a warm bowl of soapy water to soften your cuticles. Let them soak for 5 minutes for a home spa experience. Gently push back your cuticles with a cuticle pusher or orangewood stick. Buff the top of your nail and massage cuticle oil on each finger.

Step 2 – Apply base coat

Before you apply the nail polish, apply a base coat that will protect and strengthen your nails. Let them dry for a couple of minutes and apply another coat if you have very thin nails.

Step 3 – Paint the tips

Once they are fully dry, place the French nails guides on them to achieve the perfect white tip. However, if you do not have any, improvise. You can use masking tape as a stencil. Trip the tape to follow the curve of your fingernail tips and push it all the way down so the polish won’t soak under it. Paint the tips white and don’t take the tape off until the polish is completely dry. If you have steady hands, you can do it without any tape. Just turn the brush and paint the tips white as if you were creating an upside down smiley. Let the nail polish dry for a few minutes, or cure for 45 second if you are using gel.

Step 4 – Apply the pink nail polish

After the white tips are completely dry, remove the tape and use a nail polish remover pen or a Q-tip to touch up and shape the area. Apply the pink nail polish and let it dry for a few minutes. Add a top coat to protect the look of your new French nails and make them last longer.