French manicures are simple and rather classic way to groom your nails that are never out of style. Besides that it also known for ease as well for the natural look it proclaims. It is perfect way to keep your nails sparkling clean and well groomed without making it look gaudy or flashy.
A French manicure works best on the nails which are either short or on nails with moderate length size. Basically the French manicure is a style of polishing the nails, where the nail bed is painted in a pink coat of color, sheer polish or beige color while the tips of the fingernails are covered up by white color paint.
The French manicure involves preparing your hands for applying nail polish and for that you start up with removing the older polish on your nails with the help of acetone remover or any good quality nail polish remover.
Now it is time to clean your nails. For this you need to dip your nails in some Luke warm water with lemon into it. Squeeze the lemon in water and use the rind to rub on your nails and clean your nails. Make use of an orange wood stick to push the cuticles backwards.
The next stride involves trimming your nails. This is done so as to ensure that you get the desired length of nails when the final touches are done with nail polish. As mentioned above French manicure is designed to best suit the shorter or medium sized nails.
So it is better that you trim your nails to either short or medium size as per your requirement. You also need to file your nails in order to achieve perfect look.
Now it is time to clean your nails. For this you need to dip your nails in some Luke warm water with lemon into it. Squeeze the lemon in water and use the rind to rub on your nails and clean your nails.
The next step involves applying a thin and even base coat on the nails .You now have to apply tip guide strips on the lower end of your nails so as to cover the lower area of your nails along with lying on curve of your nails tips. Now apply a white nail polish on the exposed parts.
Wait for some time till your nail polish dries up completely. After that remove the nail guiding strips and put a coat of pink or beige color on the whole of the nail to cover. Remember to apply two coats of polish to make the nail paint last longer.