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what do you think to french manicures?

(21 Posts)
CarrieDababi Wed 02-Sep-09 20:33:32

been reading on another thread most mumsnetters think false nails are vile.

what do you think to french manicures on natural, not false nails?

ginnny Wed 02-Sep-09 20:34:56

I think it looks lovely on real nails.

Not the fake 'square' looking ones though - that's just chavvy!

CMOTdibbler Wed 02-Sep-09 20:35:44

If they are not too blingy (ie not white tips and clear, but pink over the top to calm it down) then I think they can look nice

CarrieDababi Wed 02-Sep-09 20:35:52

yes i do mean real nails

CybilLiberty Wed 02-Sep-09 20:36:49

Hmm. I don't like them really. It's the white tips.

DunderMifflin Wed 02-Sep-09 20:37:36

I agree with ginny and CMOTdibbler...

Tortington Wed 02-Sep-09 20:37:53

i bite them off - had it done once

waswte of time

CarrieDababi Wed 02-Sep-09 20:38:42

you bite them off? what the nails or the polish?

Tortington Thu 03-Sep-09 02:02:33

i had acrylcs put on;

i know - i know it was painful but i couldnt stop myself

sticking with the 5.99 ones from boots

franklymydear Thu 03-Sep-09 04:32:30

I like french manicures to be slightly pinky to tone down the white tips but it is the only treatment I like on fingernails - block colours look old to me and don't get me started on jewels and flowers

Nails to be round not square and not overly long

and never, no never, to have a french manicure on toe-nails that is just gross

thems the rules

pasturesnew Thu 03-Sep-09 05:04:24

I like an "American" nail and actually franklymydear I think this might be what you like too, a "French" nail has pink or clear base, a bright white tip and clear overcoat but an "American" nail has a pink overcoat so that stops the white tip being quite so fluorescent in UV light.

Agree that french manicure on toes is wrong.

CarrieDababi Thu 03-Sep-09 08:33:19

you bit off the acrylics nails!

oh phew looks i'm ok then,
as thats what i do only on the fingers not overly long, pink over the top.
never the toes, agree that is gross.

mind you i did used to like "nail art"<snigger at myself>

i like it because it looks groomed and polish and neutral.
plus i use a base coaat of sally hanson hard as nails and they don't break.

sorky Thu 03-Sep-09 08:59:16

Hmm I'm not sure, I swap between chavvy and classy.
I think it depends on whether the person is generally well groomed, then it doesn't look out of place iyswim,

Sometimes it can jar with the rest of the appearance of the person, does that make sense?

At the moment I prefer clean, manicured nails with a slick of gloss. The thing with French tips is you can't always tell if the nails are clean

badgermonkey Thu 03-Sep-09 09:01:20

Whenever I've managed to grow my nails I French manicure them (or, as pasturesnew says, American manicure) and it always looks lovely IMO. Just like normal nails but nicer and cleaner and shinier! Doesn't last long on me though.

Karam Thu 03-Sep-09 20:39:53

On normal nails, okay (if pink) on false nails... just no!

civilfawlty Thu 03-Sep-09 20:41:53

footballers wives.

hester Thu 03-Sep-09 21:07:12

I think it's a bit naff and dated. It's the white tip that bothers me.

But the real horror is definitely french manicured toenails; long ones.... (shudder)

LetThemEatCake Thu 03-Sep-09 21:08:52

I had a pedicure tonight ... OPI's "you make me Vroom"

my feet look so lovely, I have to say!

serant Thu 03-Sep-09 21:17:24

Natural nails are beautiful, clean, file & buff.. perfect

same on toes, def short nails though.

LetThemEatCake Thu 03-Sep-09 21:20:36

SHORT SHORT SHORT, all the way.

I asked the pedicurist (??) to re-do the length tonight, she'd left them with a bit too much white for my liking....

MrsSeanBean Thu 03-Sep-09 22:36:22

Even a natural French manicure seems to have a whiff of WAG about it nowadays. IMO better to stick to a clear shine, Chanel Reflet Immediat in clear is lovely.

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