How to Do a French Manicure

Fine-looking hands and nails are must for giving the impression of being and feeling stunning inside and out. Therefore, a French Manicure is the right choice for you to have professional, tidy and stylish hands and nails. It is basically a cosmetic beauty treatment to give a clean and perfect look to your fingernails and hands. This simple style of polishing is a frequent demand at beauty salons across the world. However, you can easily bestow yourself with a French manicure at your home. All you require are good quality cosmetics and a little bit of practice.

Go through the simple steps described below and do a French Manicure at your home:

Things you will need to do a French Manicure:
– Lukewarm Water
– Nail polish remover
– Cotton balls
– Hand conditioner
– Cuticle pusher
– Cuticle Trimmer
– Nail file
– Toothpick
– Soft Towel
– Tissue Paper
– Base-coat nail polish
– Nail Polish / Nail Paints
– French manicure guide strips
– Top-coat nail polish


  • 1

    First of all, remove the old nail polish– if any.  Soak a cotton ball in the nail polish remover, place it on your nails and hold it for a few seconds until the nail polish softens. Press the cotton ball and then wipe it over the surface of your nails to remove the old nail polish.

  • 2

    Pour some lukewarm water into a large bowl. Apply some fine quality hand conditioner to your cuticles and dip your hands in the lukewarm water in the bowl.  Wait for few minutes so the cuticles become tender and soft.

  • 3

    Remove your hands from the warm water and rinse with clean mild water. Grab a cuticle pusher and gently push the cuticles on your nails, one by one.  You can also use a cuticle trimmer and trim the extra layer of cuticles.

  • 4

    Pick a toothpick and gently remove the dirt in your nails and around your cuticles.

  • 5

    Grab a nail file and shape the tips of your nails. Start filing from right side of your nail, move towards the center and then towards the left side. Repeat this simple method until you get the desired smooth nail tips.

  • 6

    Pour in some warm water in a large bowl and add some hand wash to it. Now, place your hands in the warm soppy water and wait for 5 to 10 minutes. Wash your hands in warm water and wipe them dry with a soft towel or tissue paper.

  • 7

    Apply a thin coat of base-coat nail polish, using long smooth brush strokes. Wait for a few minutes until the base coat dries thoroughly.

    Note: Base-coat nail polish is necessary as it keeps your nails from yellowing and becoming breakable. Secondly, it also allows the additional layers of your nail polish to go on smoothly.

  • 8

    Now, gently apply French manicure guide strips to the curves of your nail tips.

  • 9

    Apply a thin coat of the transparent or white nail polish to the exposed parts of your nails.  Give the transparent nail polish some time to dry well.

  • 10

    Peel off the French manicure guide strips from your nail tips vigilantly.

  • 11

    Paint your whole nails with any of your favorite nail polish. Apply another layer of the same nail polish and wait for a few minutes until it dries thoroughly.

  • 12

    Apply a thin layer of top-coat nail polish over your entire nails and let it dry completely.

  • 13

    Your French Manicure is all set to go. Enjoy well groomed nails and hands.

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