Do a French Manicure at Home with Gold Tips

Edited by Kara, Jen M, Eng

Hi, this is Kara and you're watching VisiHow. In this video I will teach you how to make a french style golden and shiny nail design. For that we will need a kind of nude color or you can use white as well for the french style manicure and I am using golden glittery nail polish as well.

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    They are both Alex Aven brand which is a french brand
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    So I am going to be using just these 2 nail polishes.
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    I have here just in case some q-tips in case I mess up so that I can wipe it off
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    Nail polish remover
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    The cuticle remover
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    Also, I can use it for removing nail polish if I get it on the skin. I can use it only if the nail polish hasn't dried yet. So I will try to work fast.
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    So lets start
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    I will use this as a base. I will probably put on 2 layers. Normally, if you apply nail polish only in one layer, it doesn't sit straight, we need a thick color, we don't want any lines or any thin spots. The french style design is one of the simplest and classic things, but if you don't want to go for a classic white line design you can try this out too, it is nice for parties and it's not to scream also it carries the classical technique but it also adds a glitter, a shiny accent to your nails. As you can see, putting it on one layer it give some thicker spots and some thinner spots. So this will be thick after I go with a second layer.
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    Let's do the second layer now
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    You can see now that the natural nail color is more hidden at the same time this will give us a milky tone, it's just a very gentle, girlish look
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    I don't have a very good manicure, but this is about a design. In one of my other videos you can see how I made your fingers look nice and do a manicure in 5 minutes. If you need it. Make sure that you keep all of your nail polishes closed so that they don't dry out. This tends to happen to nail polish when they sit open too long.
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    As you can see the nail polish, ran into the sides of my finger so this is where I am going to use the cuticle remover
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    I am just going to wipe it because of the sharp edges it goes under the nail and just wipe it on the napkin
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    I just messed up my nail
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    This is where I will need a pad. I will have to remove the whole finger and redo it. This is what happens when you are not careful.
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    Make sure your nails are not too wet, they don't have to be dry all the way before you apply the glitter line, but they should not be absolutely wet
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    So they are almost dry.
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    So this is what I am going to do
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    I will draw a line on the very edge of my fingernail with the end of the brush. You will find it easier with longer nails, but mine is very short. So I want to be very careful with this. Not too much. I start with one edge towards the center and then I go again form the edge to the center.
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    I messed up here a little bit on the skin, but it's not too dramatic
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    I can fix it with q-tips after I finish.
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    So lets do another finger
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    From the edge to the center and again front he edges to the center. It looks really good when you have long fingernails, but on shorter nails its also not bad.
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    When you make a french style design it is very difficult to do this kind of line with the classic white nail polish, but it is much easier to do with a shiny, glittery nail polish, because you don't really see the hard edges and because it is reflecting the light you don't see the roughness, if there is roughness
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    So last one.
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    Let's blow on it so that they dry a little bit and lets make a second layer so that it is better and the layer is thicker
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    OK and the last one
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    When you apply the second layer, it also gives you a chance to fix. If you can see this nail, the line is thicker here and thinner here. So when you go to the second layer you can fix it. You just add somewhere it is missing.
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    So, while this one is wet
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    I can remove the nail polish using the cuticle remover. And you just wipe it on the napkin. Everything else is quite dry already.
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    So for that I will be using q-tips
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    Just dip some nail polish remover on the end of your Q-tip.
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    Just wipe it off
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    Do the horizontal motion under your nails so that it doesn't accidentally jump on top of your nail and destroy the design you worked so hard to make.
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    So this Q-tip is quite messed, so I will need to use a different end so I don't want to wipe the glitter all over my finger
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    Don't forget the corners.
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    You see
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    I think this looks quite beautiful.
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    Thank you for watching VisiHow, My name is Kara and if you have anymore questions about beauty and makeup, please leave your comments in the section below
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    Thank you and Bye-Bye
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