What is a French manicure or service jacket (from English french – French)?
Classic French manicure – these are shortly cropped nails, the nail plates and the white tips of which are painted pale pink or beige, as close as possible to the natural.
Currently concept of french manicure expanded. The length of the nail is adjusted depending on the wishes of the owners of the nails, the edge of the nail is painted not only white, but also service jacket complemented by various drawings and patterns. Remains unchanged only main idea – division of the nail into two parts.
One of the new fashion trends of French manicure – the creation of a white moonlight or another color, located at the base of the nail. This manicure is called moonlight.
Classic French manicure considered to be style for a business woman.
The plus of this manicure is that it will suit any clothes and any atmosphere, both working and festive, therefore it is universal and very popular.
French manicure can be done at home.
In specialized stores you can buy special kits for French manicure and stickers.
So, French manicure includes the following steps:
1. Cuticle removal
To remove the cuticle initially you need to do hand bath.
For this you need: a small basin, warm water and a filler.
As filler can be used:
– sea salt in proportion 1 tbsp. on 1 glass of water. Sea salt is not suitable for flaky skin of the hands, as well as if there are scratches or inflamed areas;
– soap solution – dilute emollient liquid soap or shower gel;
– decoction of oak or chamomile bark (time of infusion – 15 minutes).
You can add a few drops in the bath lemon juice to soften the cuticle.
Bath time is 5-10 minutes.
After a bath, dry your hands with a soft towel.
For cuticle remover best to use special cuticle scissors (or nippers), straight or with rounded ends.
On the bosom of the nail need to apply nutritious cream or cosmetic oil (Tea tree, almond, jojoba, avocado, lemon oil oils are ideal) and rub it in with massage movements from the edge of the nail to the base.
Cut the cuticle need a smooth continuous line, by no means jerky.
Do not cut the cuticle too deep., to eliminate the possibility of injury to living cells.
2. Correction of nail shape
At this stage it is necessary to give the nails the desired shape. It is recommended to make a rectangular nail with rounded corners.
3. Application to the nail plate base
To cover nails with a thin even layer colorless varnish base.
4. Staining the edge of the nail in white (or other opaque) color
You can paint the edge of the nail two ways:
Apply varnish (as an alternative to varnish, you can use a special white pencil) on the free tip of the nail, moving in the direction from the center to the edges of the nail. To dry
Glue the semicircular stencil (template) to the nail so that the free edge of the nail remains open.
The template can be made by cutting itself out of transparent scotch tape in the form of a cuticle.
Apply varnish on the free edge of the nail, gently remove the template, dry.
5. Covering the nail plate with clear varnish or beige, cream, soft pink shade
Apply a transparent, beige, cream or pale pink lacquer all over the nail. To dry
6. Application of fixer
Apply along the entire length of the nail fixing varnish, providing resistance to the jacket and giving them shine.
Wait 10 minutes until the varnish is completely dry.
Classic French manicure at home is made!
And further, if you have enough assiduity and craftsmanship, you can experiment with different patterns, drawings or decorate french rhinestones.
For inspiration, I suggest the following French manicure options:
Good luck in mastering the skills of French makikyur at home, dear participants Alimero! =)