Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How to French Manicure Nails the Salon Way

I've been falling behind on posts since my maternity leave ended.  This is a quick tutorial I created a while back on how to french manicure nails the salon way.  It's a video tutorial so I hope it will be easier to follow. They key to french manicuring is pure acetone nail polish remover, good white polish and a rounded brush.  I used a concealer brush that I purchased at Rite Aid for less than 3 dollars.  The brush is really bad for concealer, but works wonderfully for french manicuring nails.

I love doing my nails like this for weddings and work.  I rarely go get manicures now because doing it myself is so much easier and cheaper. It's even easier to do on your toes because you don't have to worry about working on your dominant hand.  One thing I forgot to mention on the tutorial is that you could also add a base coat after you clean off the white tips (right before you put your top coat).  This will help the top coat from staying on better.

I use Orly French White for the white, and Seche Vite for the top coat.


  1. Name of top coat is french for "dries fast", haha, pronounced "sesh veet" :) I saw them do this technique when I got my nails done in college, but couldn't successfully do it at home. Might have to try the pure acetone.


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