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to think french manicures don't look nice

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bebemad Sat 06-Oct-12 18:51:25

I used to like the french polish look but in the last few years I am being to think they look a bit trashy

almapudden Sat 06-Oct-12 18:52:32

I agree. They look plastic and cheap to me.

germyrabbit Sat 06-Oct-12 18:53:04

er ok then don't wear them

Toughasoldboots Sat 06-Oct-12 18:53:45

I think they are a bit too. Shorter nails with dark colours look good in winter.
I can never be bothered to do much with mine though.

50smellsofshite Sat 06-Oct-12 18:54:07

I don't like them on toes, who wants to look like they haven't cut their toenails for ages?

hinoki Sat 06-Oct-12 18:55:02

Back in the day, a french polish was a "yours nails but better" thing, very natural looking. These days they are a shiny trashy abomination. And don't even got me started on french manicured toes - yuck!

raffle Sat 06-Oct-12 18:55:22

Mine looks beautiful, it depends on where you go, if you have those gel overlay jobs then they can look awful and plasticky.

Floopy21 Sat 06-Oct-12 18:58:54

It's common.

bebemad Sat 06-Oct-12 19:01:15

Lol @ 50smellsofshite

Inneedofbrandy Sat 06-Oct-12 19:14:00

When I used to have them done 5/6 years ago they were really nice. Now there trashy and common.

ENormaSnob Sat 06-Oct-12 19:16:09

I think they look really dated tbh.

Shesparkles Sat 06-Oct-12 19:16:29

I like it when it's done on your own nails, but agree with you about a French manicure on gel/false nails, it just looks like cheap plastic

LoveYouForeverMyBaby Sat 06-Oct-12 19:17:43

Nope yabu done correctly on shorter natural nails they look understated and elegant.

Fairylea Sat 06-Oct-12 19:19:15

I like it. But not on very long nails.

VeritableSmorgasbord Sat 06-Oct-12 19:19:27

They're horrific
I do judge

Toughasoldboots Sat 06-Oct-12 19:21:15

Oh go on then, so do I.

VeritableSmorgasbord Sat 06-Oct-12 19:24:14

Here, borrow some of my judgy pants.

ceebeegeebies Sat 06-Oct-12 19:25:50

I agree that on your own nails, it looks lovely but hate the really long false versions of it.

However, I did see someone at work with a version where, instead of white tips, she had pale pink glitter tips - it looked fantastic grin

squoosh Sat 06-Oct-12 19:40:21


French manicures look really cheap and tacky. Especially when they are on long squared off nails. Long nails are vile.

PorkyandBess Sat 06-Oct-12 19:43:52

yy very naff these days. Esp on toes!!

AmberLeaf Sat 06-Oct-12 19:50:07

I think short nails painted dark make your fingers look stubby.

Inneedofbrandy Sat 06-Oct-12 19:52:58

Oh Iv'e just seen on my FB a picture of black matt french manicured polish with a silver tip upside down. Quite like it, but would look chavvy on me. I'm sure vicky pollard was styled on me in my younger days...grin

DontmindifIdo Sat 06-Oct-12 20:00:09

naff - coloured nails or just clear varnish rather than that bright white of french manicures.

parakeet Sat 06-Oct-12 20:18:34

Any kind of false nail looks TOWIE to me.

FreudiansGoldSlipper Sat 06-Oct-12 20:21:34

I prefer American polish it is not as white more natural looking

On toes it looks a bit silly imo

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