What? Only 3 Steps to create a French manicure? Betcha think I’m lying. And since I’m so not a nail girl the idea of actually doing a French manicure in even one step scares me. Someone hold me!
But it’s true, you can get a sophisticated French manicure with the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength French Manicure Kit for as little as ten bucks and it includes everything you’ll need to create your look!
First things first prep your hands well prior to applying any product!
Start by soaking your hands, drying them, smoothing a little Sally Hansen Vitamin E Nail & Cuticle Oil oil or cream on your cuticles, and pushing them back using the Sally Hansen’s Push-n-Trim Cuticle Pusher . I find closely clipped nails are easier for me to work with so I use a Sally Hansen’s Clean Cutt Nail Clipper to snip my nails down to a nice oval shape that isn’t overly long and makes for a perfect shape for my French manicure.
Now here comes the easy part!
The Sally Hansen Diamond Strength French Manicure Pen Kit includes an easy to use white tip pen along with easy peel and stick tips for shaping your manicure. It also has a soft shade of ballet pink Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Beige Ballet and Sally Hansen Diamond Shine Base & Top Coat.
First I paint my nails with the soft shade of pink included in the kit and give them a moment to dry. I apply a second layer soon after and again let them dry. I can’t stress enough that you really want your nails to be dry before following up with the next step so be sure to give them time to completely dry.
Next you want to apply one of the French manicure stickers to the tip of your nail. You’ll be using it as a guide to create the white portion of the nail look. Now twist the French Manicure Pen to allow polish to flow through and use it on the tips of your nails! Follow the nail guard as it’ll prevent you from applying polish you don’t need it. Allow it to dry and peel off the nail guards.
Now just apply a bit of the top coat for shine and you’re ready to go!
That was painless wasn’t it?
I love the idea of a kit that has everything I need to create the look plus it’s so easy my cat is likely able to do a Ffrench manicure on herself. Hey if I can do it, anyone can do it!
The Sally Hansen Diamond Strength French Manicure Pen Kit, as well as the range of Sally Hansen tools I used to create my look are available now at Target.
How do you create the perfect French manicure?
Any shades of polish you rely on to create the look?
Or do you prefer a bolder nail look?