Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Bourjois Paris French Manucure

 



Everyone wants to be able to give themselves a french manicure at home. Unfortunately it seems to be one of the hardest effects to achieve. You want the white tips to be neat otherwise it doesn't look very professional. However no tips, tricks, tape or guidelines have helped me so far.

This is why I was drawn to this french manicure set by Bourjois. At first glance it is not very different from any other set. It has your white for the tip, your pink for the nail, and a clear sealant topcoat.

But no. The secret to this type of french manicure is in the brush. As you can see from the top picture on the right hand side, the brush is curved at the end so that it fits the shape of your nail. Now all you need to do is paint one half, and then flip the brush over and paint the other half of the nail. It's that simple.

This sounded like great idea to me. And to be honest it probably still is one of the best, but unfortunately it just isn't as simple as it looks. It's very hard to get the polish to lay even. Furthermore you have to apply more than one coat to get an opaque tip. This is very difficult to do without the end getting a bit lumpy in places.

However I did manage it. Low and behold the picture above. What I must say is don't start again if you think you have made a mess of your nails. I thought that I had but as soon as I brushed the pink polish over the top, it almost blurred the line between the pink and white and made my nails look a lot better than they did before.

In the end, it takes a lot of time and patience to create a great french manicure. It doesn't matter what method you use, it applies to all. Mine were slightly rushed as I am terrible when it comes for waiting for polish to dry. But in my opinion, if you want to do a french manicure in your own home, this is the best way I have found to do it so far.

8 comments:

  1. They look great! I pay so much to get this done, you may have just saved me a lot o' cash! <3

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    1. French has to be my favourite nail. If I had the money i'd get it done professionally all the time. lol xxo

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  2. Wow that looks totally great! I can definitely see why a curved brush would make all the difference too.

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com/

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    1. It is a pretty clever idea i must admit. xxo

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  3. wow these look amazing, you have done a great job, if only I could grow my nails long enough to do it myself :-)

    Becky

    beckys makeup

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    1. aww thanks :) You could do shorter tips or give the illusion of tips :) xxo

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  4. I just picked this up, happy to see these pics as your nails look fab! Can't wait to give it a go myself xx

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