Monday, 9 September 2013

Mani Mondays: French Manicure

Hello beauties, I hope you are all well. I'm settling into my new house and I've got job interview tomorrow morning so I decided to give myself a French manicure in preparation. I always think french tips look so elegant and classy so they are the perfect nail art to wear to a interview.
I know some people like to draw a straight white line across the top of their nails but because I keep mine long and oval shaped that doesn't look write and is better suited to square of squoval shapes. I'm not very good at French tips however, my hand isn't steady enough, so I do cheat by using stencils. I picked up Nailene Perfect Tips from Superdrug this morning for just over £3 - and the pack contains 96 guides - and they seemed to have worked well. I will mention though be careful when peeling them back otherwise you will remove the polish underneath.

I used

  • Rimmel Nail Nurse nail base & top coat £4.49
  • Barry M in "Nude" £2.99
  • Barry M in "Matte White" £2.99
  • Nailene Perfect Tips
  • Prep your nails by making sure any polish is thoroughly removed, you don't want any traces showing through your manicure
  • Apply 2 coats of Barry M "Nude" and leave to dry
  • Apply the nail strip - if using - to the tip of nail, leaving the gap you want to paint white.
  • Apply Barry M "Matte White" to the nail, above the strip, or paint on in a curved or straight line depending on which look you want to go for.
  • When the white is dry remove the nail strips carefully, if they have been used, and apply another coat of Rimmel Nail Nurse.
Do you like French tips? Have you come across any interesting ways to jazz the look up?

Beth xx


  1. Love the mani, so neat! Good luck for the interview x

  2. Thank you! It's only because on the nail strips haha x

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