31 May 2013

Easy French Manicure...

Hey guys...

I am blogging from my bed tonight

it's so cosy and much warmer than my lounge haha.

I may have 'accidently' slipped into Superdrug again

and 'accidently' purchased a considerable amount

Oh dear

It's a good thing I've just been paid.


I was thinking about other nail effects I could show you guys

and I thought about how much I struggled to get the hang of 

a french manicured finish at college

Then I purchased this today

and thought it might make doing it a bit easier

FYI - I don't practice looks before I do it, so sorry if it turns out a bit naff.

The thing with French finish .. you don't need longish nails

because it gives you that effect even if you bite your nails

you silly person. Hehe.

1. You've got to start of with clean unpolished nails

Mines aren't usually this long..

 Remember it's ok if you don't have any nail
as you can fill it in yourself

This is the natural nail colour I'm using

BarryM 125 in Pale Purple
which is a really nice colour on it's own. 

2. Using the BarryM Nail Pen in White, draw around your natural nail tip and a bit more if you like, but still making sure it looks natural.

 A little something like this
and my computer in the background on my comfy duvet

It's really easy to draw on.
You don't have to faff around with tape 
or making huge scruff marks on your skin.

3. Now using the natural Pale Purple colour paint two layers over the white polish.
Your white tips will show through and then can be used like a stencil.

First Coat

Second Coat

 See how it's like a stencil under the natural colour!

4. You must wait for the natural colour to dry
Then draw away
it is actually like using a felt tip 
so easy!

See how it covers up the pinkyness 

and the finished product...

One French Polish without the faff 
without the £30 salon fee

In the comfort of your own home.

Show me your try outs!
I'd love to see it.

Heather x


  1. That's a really great technique! I always try to give myself a french manicure with a white polish and I completely mess it up. Definitely be looking out for that nail art pen! Great post :)

    Leigh xx

  2. Thanks Leigh, Yeah definatly give it a go! Send me a picture too :)

  3. This looks great! And so easy, might have to give it a go
    Kirsty x


  4. I was thinking today about how to do french manicures, this is great! I'll definitely be buying one as soon as I can! :)

    Alana Gets Healthy

    1. Cool! Thats great, it's super easy too :) x