Monday, August 13, 2012

Nail Tutorial ~ Perfect French Mani

Hey girls!

Today I wanted to show you guys a quick tutorial on how I love to create a super easy french manicure.  This look is one of my all-time favorites because it can be literally be worn with anything from casual to dressy.  It's a nice change from super bold colors, yet still looks chic and different.  I used to use tape, but it gave be these boxy french nails that didn't look amazing.  After much testing, I found this great solution that everyone has in their home that really makes your french mani pop!

I chose band-aids because they are sticky like tape but have a rounded top so that the white portion of the manicure is rounded.  It made the process so super quick and extremely easy!  The greatest piece of advice I have though is make sure it FULLY dries.  If it's not rock solid yet, I would not stick the band-aid on or else you will end up with a gloppy mess.

Let's get started!

You will need:

A beige/light pink/nude nail polish
Wet n Wild  Sugarcoat

A white/cream polish
Sally Hansen Mousselline

Your favorite topcoat
Essie Good to Go!

(Preferably the smooth, not cloth ones)

Step 1:

Paint the light pink color on your nails.  Use as many coats as needed for a fully opaque look.  Mine took 3-4 coats.  Wait until it completely dries.  This is the MOST important step because even if it feels slightly dry, it still might be sticky and will create a mess after taking off the band-aid.  I had to wait 30 minutes, but if you have a fan it might quicken up the waiting time.

Step 2:
Peel off the band-aid and stick it so that it covers a good portion of the nail, but not the tip.  Adjust according to how thick you want the whites of your nails to be.

Step 3:

Take your white polish and paint an opaque coat on the exposed part of the nail.  It's okay if some gets on the tape--that's what it's for!

Step 4:

Peel away the band-aid going away from the nail after the white polish dries.

You're finished!

I hope you guys enjoyed this easy tutorial.  I can totally see this at a family dinner or even for the first day of school!  I really love this look to add a girly touch to jeans, but it also looks amazing with a dress or skirt.  What are your favorite ways to create an easy french mani?  Leave a comment down below!

xoxo  Kaylie  <3


  1. nice post!

  2. Oo I must try this, looks great!

    Sophie xx

  3. Very nice! I should give that a try!

    It would mean the world if you can possibly check out my blog and maybe follow me?

    Thanks and keep up your great blog!!!


    1. hope it works out! i'll definitely check out your blog:)