How to make a French manicure at home
Stylish, neat and unobtrusive French manicure is able to decorate nails of any length. Classic french, fan-french or French manicure with a pattern - you choose the type of coloring.
Variants of French manicure - fashion trends
French manicure looks elegant both on short nails and on long or medium length nails. It is very diverse, and there are many options for its application. In addition, you can approach this process creatively and come up with something of your own.
For the classic jacket characteristic staining of the edge of the nail in white. This technique is considered fast, so it will be convenient if you do not have a large time margin. Fan-french, in which color lacquer is applied to the edge of the nail, will successfully complement your bright and sensual image.
A few rich colors highlight the edge of the nail in such a variety of French manicure as a twist-french, and the french millennium suggests decorating the tip of the nail with decorative sand or sparkles.
French manicure with a pattern suitable for long nails. On the tip of the nail do the drawing or pattern. Decorative jacket, such as, for example, a jacket with abstraction, is a non-standard, but also very relevant option manicure.
French manicure for beginners: method number 1
Gently file and round the nails. White pencil draw a line under the edge of the nail. Remove the cuticle or prepare a bath with warm water and move the skin away at the base of the nail with a stick.
Cover the nails with a base under the lacquer and wait until they dry. Apply to the free edge of the nail white lacquer, starting from the center and diverging to the side. Wait for drying again, then cover the entire nail with a clear pink lacquer and let the nails dry completely. From above apply a fixer for a varnish.
Applying French manicure: method number 2
Buy special templates with a corner and a round shape in a cosmetic shop or make such templates yourself from thick fabric, insulating tape or adhesive tape. Saw and round the nails, draw a line under the hem, remove the cuticles.
Stick the template on the nail so that its free tip protrudes. Apply white lacquer on the edge of the nail with two layers. To keep your manicure neat, remove the smudges and irregularities with a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover.
Remove the pattern, dry the nails. Cover them with pink or white lacquer, wait for it to dry, then apply a fixative.
French manicure do it yourself: method number 3
French manicure using the ombre technique is a gradient color solution in which the transition between shades should be as smooth as possible. To do this, choose varnishes of the same color or similar shades, and distribute the coating with a sponge, so that between the colors there are no visible borders. Ombre shank is applied in horizontal, vertical or diagonal directions.
Prepare the nails and remove the old coating. Shape the nail surface, steam your fingers in a soapy solution, remove the cuticle. Apply a base coat and wait until it is completely dry. For the base choose transparent or white varnishes, but you can experiment with color.
The first layer - the gradient - is applied with a sponge or sponge with light tapping movements. It is impossible to perfectly apply lacquer with a sponge, but this is the trick of the ombre technique, which gives a mixture of colors and blurred borders.
Distribute the varnishes with a brush on the foil in the sequence that you want to see on the finished manicure. Dark shades are best applied at the base of the nails so that they look longer and more effective. To color each nail update the color palette on the foil. After the first layer has dried, the second layer of varnish is applied to the tip of the nail in the same way.
Next, it remains to apply only a finishing fixing layer, and this should be done even before the final drying of the varnish, since the sponge leaves behind an uneven, uneven surface. The final base may be plain transparent varnish. French manicure ready!
Home French manicure: shellac
Shellac is a hybrid of varnish and gel. It is applied as a varnish, but holds for a long time as a gel. Its advantages are that it:
- easy to apply
- does not rub off, does not peel off, keeps firmly on nails up to four weeks,
- does not scratch
- heals nails, giving brittle nails strength and tough flexibility,
- suitable for both manicure and pedicure,
- harmless because does not contain formaldehyde, toluene and other toxic components,
- does not cause allergies
- dries quickly
- It is removed in fifteen minutes with the help of a liquid for artificial nails, does not require cutting, does not leave marks on the nail plate after removal.
To fix the gel varnish on the nails you will need a special ultraviolet lamp. Under her painted nails should be at least a minute. If desired, one color of shellac can be changed to another without cutting.
At home, shellac is removed by soaking nails in acetone. To do this, cover the nail with a cotton pad soaked in liquid, and wrap with foil. Ten minutes later, remove the varnish layer with a wooden stick.
How to apply shellac to nails
Lubricate the cuticle with a softening cream and remove it with a stick. Wash your hands with soap to degrease the nails. Dry and polish your nails. Apply a base coat to the prepared surface and hold the nails under the UV lamp for 15 seconds.
Apply the first layer of gel polish and dry under a UV lamp for one and a half to two minutes. Apply a second coat and also dry it for one and a half to two minutes.