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How to do a French manicure

It is completely possible to get a beautiful French manicure without having to pay the salon price. You can do it yourself. This article will give you step-by-step details on how to do a great French manicure in the comforts of your home. It is cost-effective and produces the same salon professional results.

Things that you will need to get started!

In order to achieve that beautiful salon-style French manicure, you will need the following: -Orange wood stick -Base coat -Sticky strip -Clear pink or nude colour -Clippers -Nail polish remover -Cotton balls

Preparing your nails!

There are several steps to be taken to prepare your nails for the manicure. -You must first remove all previous nail colour from your nails. -The next step is to wash your hands in warm water. -Next, apply conditioner to the cuticles and wash your hands in warm water once more. -Using the orange stick, push back the cuticles. -Apply a paste to the cuticles. The paste is made of oatmeal and honey. -It has to sit for five minutes, then you may rinse the paste off the cuticles using warm water. -Using your nail clippers, clip the nails to your preferred length.

Manicure

The next steps will take you through the different phases of how to get a complete French manicure. - Add a thin layer of base coat. - Attach the sticky strips to the nail tips. -Add the white colour. If a straight neat look is desired, just brush straight across. If a more curved looked is desired, follow the curve of the tip of the nail. -Then, using the clear pink or nude colour, brush the entire nail so as to seal the tip. You may want to do this twice. -Let this dry. -Lastly, apply a top coat for added gloss and shine. If you have any dripping on the side of the nails, use a cotton ball or q-tip to remove this. It can then, have a professionally done look. These steps are quick and easy. You save money as you do not have to go in a salon to get them done. You can have beautiul French nails in less than an hour. It is now easy to get a great French manicure at home.

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