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French Manicure
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French manicures are a common request at nail salons everywhere. Professional nail stylist may paint person’s nails alone or they may apply fake tips if a person desire’s. nail designer gives the nails a strengthening and conditioning work out prior to painting them.

But if a person gets the nails done with the fake tips then he/she may have to make a trip back to the salon to get their French tips “refilled” when the nails have grown noticeably. It has been known that keeping longer, healthy nails is generally the most conducive to sporting a French manicure.

In order to doe the French manicure, person should begin with the following steps to prepare their nails for the procedure: -

It’s very important to prepare the hands and nails before applying nail polish. First of person should exfoliate their hand and nails before applying nail polish. Exfoliation them using a small amount of body scrub. Rinse with water and dry thoroughly.

One of the main causes of chapped hands is not drying them properly after washing. Then person should file their nails. If they are brittle or tend to split, keep them flat across the top with smooth, rounded edges. When filling, move in one direction, from outer corner to centre sawing movements can damage the nail plate.

Choose a nail fie with a fine surface that glides over the surface. Before this person should go to the drugstore or beauty supply centre to pick up the tools like base/top coat, tip guide strips, neutral polish and white polish. Neutral polishes are very pale, sheer shades with a pink, beige or peach cast.

Have the kits that offer everything in one convenient box. Using a cotton ball soaked in nail polish remover, wipe off any old polish prior to painting nails. Wash hands and soak in warm water for a few moments. Coat hands in a layer of sweet almond oil, to nourish and soften, then wrap in a warm towel and relax for 15 minutes.

Unwrap, and gently push back cuticles using a rubber hoof stick. Never use cuticle clippers, as they can nick the skin. Rinse hands with warm water and dry thoroughly to remove any oil residue. Apply one coat of base and allow a couple of minutes to dry.

This will help strengthen the nail. Some products also level fine ridges and imperfections, leaving a smooth surface to apply polish. There is a wide range of base coats to choose from. For a square look, pain a straight line across the tips for a rounded appearance, follow the curve of the nail and to get a pointed style, pain in from each side to the centre.

Some manicure kits include sticky strips to use as a guide. When applying, lay your hand on a flat surface and keep the ball of your painting hand steady by resting it on the same surface. Leave to dry. Finally apply a coat of translucent shell-pink polish over the entire nail to seal the whitened tip and complete the look.

Allow 10 minutes for it to dry. For extra shine and protection, apply a clear, glossy topcoat. This procedure is best performed on a lazy morning or evening when no other pressing errands or tasks will get in the way. After painting the nails, persons should avoid doing things with the hands while they are dry.

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