What is manicure: Guide to simple and easy french manicure at home

A manicure is a cosmetic treatment that basically involves taking complete care of the nails – starting from filing, shaping, massaging and finally applying nail polish. Here is very simple and easy french manicure at home.

Other nail treatments can also be included in the process like the application of acrylic nails, artificial nail, nail art designs, etc. In French manicure, the only difference is that the Manicure is done to resemble natural nails.

The base of the nail is kept natural (in color) and the nail tips are painted in crisp white. It is a very old technique to paint your nails and is loved by almost every woman. French nails if done properly look very clean and sophisticated.

French manicure looks very feminine and elegant. They look great during working hours and also fun party times. They can be paired with any dress – Indian or western.

easy french manicure at home


Now (luckily) with all the new nail advances, it's easy to score a salon-worthy mani right in the comfort of your own home. Pick up a best French manicure kit at your local beauty supply store, invest in some sheer pink and white polish to easily do it yourself for easy french manicure at home.

If you want to save money and don’t want to go for acrylics or gel nails, then you can do them at home with ordinary nailpaints. Here is a simple easy French Manicure at home tutorial.


Things for French manicure at home

  • Nail polish remover
  • Cotton
  • Luke warm water bowl
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Shampoo
  • A good hand cream
  • Cuticle pusher
  • Basecoat
  • Light pink/brown nailpaint
  • White (opaque) nailpaint
  • French tip guides
  • Top coat
  • Cuticle oil


Instructions for easy French manicure at home


Step 1

Start by trimming your nails to the desired length. Make sure all of them are even. And remember: When it comes to the French manicure, the longer they are, the better.


Step 2

Now dip your hands in lukewarm water. Before dipping your hands, add one tsp of hydrogen peroxide and shampoo to the water. Dip your hands for 15 minutes.


Step 3

Take your hands out after 15 minutes and apply cuticle oil and massage your nails for 10 minutes. Now push back your cuticles and snip off any dry ones.


Step 4

Apply some good nourishing basecoat and let it dry completely.


Step 5

After your basecoat dries, apply your base color – light pink or light nude beige/ brown shade as per your choice and let it dry completely. It should be completely dry before proceeding to the next step.


Step 6

When the base color dries completely, put the French manicure tip guides just under your nail smile line. Paint your tips with white nailpaint as shown in the picture below:


Step 7

Remove french tips when your nailpaint is still wet. After removing French tips, clean any nail polish on your cuticles using the nail polish remover and q-tips for getting a neat look.


Step 8

Now apply the topcoat and let it dry. Now apply cuticle oil to give extra nourishment to your nails.


Tips For Making Your Homemade french Manicure Last


  • Make sure you paint on a transparent thin coat on your manicured nails every day. This holds the coat firmly in place.
  • Always make sure you thoroughly moisturize the skin around your nails and not the nails themselves. An organic moisturiser is a good bet, as it will moisturize your hands and also prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
  • To ensure your French manicure lasts always wear gloves when you’re doing the dishes or washing clothes.

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