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How to do a French Manicure?

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hiddenhome Fri 05-Aug-11 18:30:57

I have grown my nails to a respectable length and thought I'd try a French Manicure.

Trouble is, the nail tip whitener is like clumpy Tipex hmm

Can anybody recommend a one that isn't like clumpy Tipex?

My nails look okay, but the whole process was a bit stressful as I was frantically trying to paint the tips before it went all thick and horrible.

sazm Fri 05-Aug-11 21:09:58

have a look on you tube, there was actually a post about this the other day with a fab video on itsmile

i have cheap ones i bought from semi-chem,and they are fab, i just done mine the other day and they have lasted a full 3 dayssmile
if the one you have is a good make.stick a little nail varnish remover in it and shake,then stick it in the fridge,this should revive it smile

sazm Fri 05-Aug-11 21:15:33

ooh found the link : here

hiddenhome Fri 05-Aug-11 21:15:58

It's a new one. Natural Collection by Boots. I just bought it to experiment.

I shall look on Youtube.

timidviper Fri 05-Aug-11 21:17:12

I bought a white tip colour in a felt tip ptn type thing. It is much easier.

pissedrightoff Fri 05-Aug-11 21:47:21

I would recommend an 'American manicure' set. I found this on ebay and it looks great. You apply it horizontally, doing the base/pink part of your nail first, let this dry for a bit and then apply the white tip.
The finished result looks a bit like gel nails as the base is a sheer pink.

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