Friday, February 10, 2012

DIY of the day

Guess what I did today...
I did my own french tip manicure!

I've tried it several different ways with varying results. You can stick tape onto your nails and use it as a template, but that usually leaves a tiny lip in the paint. You can use one of those paint pens, but I've found they usually chip after only a day or two.
To get the best results, I've found this works best for me.
1. Start with clean, dry nails.
2. Slap on some white polish, staying mostly on the tip, but don't worry about going outside the lines. You may need more than one coat.
3. After the polish has dried (really dry... I'd wait an hour), use a flat-tipped paint brush and nail polish remover to take off the excess polish. I used the cap of the nail polish remover, and just dipped the brush in to get a tiny bit. Use a paper towel to blot if the brush gets too wet. A curved back-and-forth motion will create a natural-looking line.
4. Finish with a top coat and a pat on the back. Now do your toes!!!