When people ask me how I can do a french manicure so perfectly by myself, I tell them “I’m asian, it’s in my genes!”
No, seriously, I’ve been doing them for myself for over 12+ years now. I can do it in no time flat, just as easily as painting my nails one solid color. It wasn’t this easy for me when I first started. But, after countless fits over them not being right, I was able to come up with a trick that leaves them flawless every time!
Wanna know my secret?
Watch my segment on San Antonio Living as I demonstrate the process. Follow along on my step by step tutorial to see what I’m talking about.
To start, gather all your supplies
- white nail polish, or color of your choice
- top coat of your choice (clear, baby pink, shimmer clear, etc…)
- rounded edged bandaids
- nail polish remover
- Q-tips/cotton balls
Make sure your nails are clean. I always give them a quick swipe with a nail polish remover soaked cotton ball.
Take the bandaids and rip the ends off.
Align and stick the rounded edge on your nail leaving as much of your nail showing as you want to paint. Make sure you the bandaid is tightly stuck on your nail, and the corners have been pushed in to fit around you nail.
Paint the tip.
Wait for the polish to completely dry before peeling off. Repeat this procedure with all of your nails. When they’re all dry, seal it with your top coat. And you’re done!
What do you think? Pretty perfect!
And you don’t just have to use bandaids. Anything rounded and sticky will work. For example, my son has a sheet of smiley face stickers that’ll work like a charm!
Once you do it so many times and get the hang of it, you won’t need the bandaids anymore and you’ll be a french manicure pro!
Genius? Love it? Can’t wait to try it out? Please be sure to let me know! I love knowing my trick’s come in handy for someonone else!