You don’t need to go to a fancy salon and spend tons of money to get the perfect manicure. With the right tips and tricks, you can easily find the most appropriate and unique nail art for any occasion! This tutorial will show you how to achieve the glitter tipped French mani in 3 simple steps. All you need is a clear base coat, small pieces of tape, gold or silver nail polish and a clear topcoat.
The first step is to apply a clear base coat to all of your nails and let it dry for a few minutes. It is very important to use a base coat as it makes your manicure last a couple of extra days longer and prevents it from chopping too soon. Next, apply two coats of black nail polish rather than one, to give the nails a richer look. Again, wait for the layers to dry out completely as you will be applying and removing tape from the polish. If you want your nails to dry faster, simply hold your hands under cold water or try dipping your fingertips into a bowl filled with cold water and some ice cubes.
The second step requires you to use a small piece of tape and stick it into the nails. Since you want to achieve the French effect, use the tape as guidance for the tipped French style.
The third step is to apply a silver or golden glitter nail polish onto the tips of your nails. Continue with the rest of your nails. Do not worry if you have messed up! Simply clean up the skin around your nails with a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover.
When you are finally ready, gently remove the pieces of tape from your nails. Do not forget to apply a topcoat to all of your nails to protect your glitter French manicure from chipping, smudging or cracking. Your nail art is ready! As you can see, the lack of time doesn’t mean a lack of beauty.