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French Manicure Tips: DIY

Go from work, to the red carpet, to drinks with a classic and elegant nail do that is effortless and simply chic.
Before you begin, allow yourself to relax and ready to give yourself a neat and long lasting manicure.
Here is what you will need and the simple easy steps to getting french manicured nails right in the comfort of your own abode!

You Will Need

Nail polish remover
Cotton pads
Cotton bud
Nail filer
Nail cutter
Cuticle oil
A cuticle pusher (wooden or metal)
Cuticle remover or nipper
Base coat
Top Coat
White or cream nail polish

Transparent beige, cream or clear nail polish

Put some nail polish remover on a cotton pad and wipe away any old nail polish from nails.
Cut nails to the length of

Put some nail polish remover on a cotton pad and wipe away any old nail polish from nails. Cut nails to the length of your choice.

File nails  TIP: Always file nails in one direction to prevent nails from chipping

File nails to the shape of your liking. TIP: Always file nails in one direction to prevent nails from chipping.

Remove dirt & dead skin from beneath nails.

Remove dirt & dead skin from beneath nails.

Apply cuticle oil (or olive oil) in cuticle area and place hands in warm water for cuticles to soften for 10 minutes. Gently by using cuticle pusher, push back skin from your cuticles and away from nails to help nails grow stronger.

Apply cuticle oil (or olive oil) in cuticle area and place hands in warm water for cuticles to soften for 10 minutes. Gently by using cuticle pusher, push back skin from your cuticles and away from nails to help nails grow stronger.

Gently remove skin around the nails with cuticle remover.

Gently remove skin around the nails with cuticle remover.

Another option for removing cuticles is using cuticle nippers. Cuticle nippers are recommended for nails with thick, tough and overgrown skin around the nails.

Another option for removing cuticles is using cuticle nippers. Cuticle nippers are recommended for nails with thick, tough and overgrown skin around the nails.

Wash hands, apply hand moisturizer and use cotton pad with remover to remove hand moisturizer  from nails. Apply a layer of base coat to protect your nails from staining with colour. Allow polish to dry.

Wash hands, apply hand moisturizer and use cotton pad with remover to remove hand moisturizer from nails. Apply a layer of base coat to protect your nails from staining with colour. Allow polish to dry.

Use white or cream polish to draw the natural tip of nails. Repeat if needed. Allow polish to dry completely.

Use white or cream polish to draw the natural tip of nails. Repeat if needed. Allow polish to dry completely.

Using cotton bud dipped in polish remover, gently  remove unwanted polish around the nails.

Using cotton bud dipped in polish remover, gently remove unwanted polish around the nails.

Brush transparent pink, cream or clear polish and allow to dry. Allow to dry completely and apply top coat to protect your nails and seal in the colour. Allow to dry.

Brush transparent pink, cream or clear polish and allow to dry. Allow to dry completely and apply top coat to protect your nails and seal in the colour. Allow to dry.Â

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