Do Mint and Gold French Manicure
Edited by Kara, Leomar Umpad, Eng
Hello, you're watching VisiHow. My name is Kara and today I will show you how to make a mint and gold french style manicure. In order to do that, of course, I will need a mint-colored nail lacquer - in my case it's a Golden Rose brand, which is quite cheap and a French Alex Avien lacquer, the gold one, which I need to do the French design.
To start with, I need to create the bottom layer with the mint.
It is a very complicated color because if you do not apply it properly, it may not sit well. You might end up with some clear spots - like if you can see here, there's a line.
It's not a very thick nail polish so I will need to go for 2 layers.
This is a sort of design that you would go if you're a bridesmaid and you have some golden or minty dress, which have been popular lately as I can see for a particularly braids look - the bridesmaid's look.
There's a little mess here which I can remove by using a cuticular remover.
Let's do the thumb.
As you can see here as well, I would absolutely need to go for a second layer - let's do that.
I think this is better now.
Well, of course, if you end up buying a more expensive brand, you probably won't have problems like this. Just like the nail polish, the lacquer will be giving you a better color. That will be laying down better without living any clear spots - like this one did.
Then the thumb, let's wait for it to dry off a little bit so we don't mess up.
It's a very pleasant and girlish, minty color. The technicolor will go well here, too. Maybe if you have technicolor, you might try this manicure out.
In classical French manicure, you use the clear bottom which is either a nude color nail polish or milky.
This one looks white but when you apply, it gives you a foggy/milky effect.
On the very edge, the outgrown part of your nail, you would apply a white nail polish.
Because we are not going for the classical look, I am using the mint bottom and I will use the yellow-golden glitter.
The technique is absolutely the same as classical, it's just that we are using different colors.
On the very edge, I am going to draw a very thin line.
Because I'm using both light colors, even if I don't make a straight line it will not be critical because it will not be very visible. But when I go, for example, colors like white and black or just any contrasting colors, then I would have to be really careful.
Also, a thing with contrasting colors is that once you get messed up, you would have to remove them all the way off.
Now drawing on the last one.
This is done.
I don't need to go for a second layer with the golden color. I think this is the perfect manicure - the perfect nail design for bridesmaids. I hope you like it. If you have any more questions on beauty, makeup and nail design, please leave your comments in the section below. Thank you for watching VisiHow and goodbye!
Video: Do Mint and Gold French Manicure
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Recent edits by: Leomar Umpad, Kara