How To Nail The Perfect French Manicure

French tips aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Perfect this classic nail look with tips & tricks from cherie.
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Sep. 4
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!There's something about clean white nail tips that is unrivaled. It just feels so elegant, and looks so good. A French manicure looks good with just about any color and design, some of us (ahem, me) have been rocking French tips since quarantine started! What can I say, once you nail down that clean line, it's such an easy and gorgeous nail style to accomplish! If you're interested in getting la manucure française parfaite, keep reading!For Getting Clean Lines1. Band Aids Take the curvy edge of a band aid and align it where you want your nail tips to start. Paint nail with your desired color and peel of the band aid to reveal a perfectly curved line. Clean up with a thin brush dipped in acetone. 2. Nail Stickers A sure-fire way to a perfect French mani, nail stickers come preshaped and all you have to do is simply stick them on your nails! No wait time and virtually mess proof. For Tips With A Twist1. Bright Colors & Mixed Nails Go for bright, neon colors for a modern, attention-grabbing French mani, then take it up another notch by only adding a French tip to a few nails like cherie user @AprilValeo did here!
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Mismatch Dreamy Pastels Cherie user @ambersymone shows off her multi-colored French manicure. Choosing different colors in the same family, like pastels, gives for a subtle yet unique twist on French tips!
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Futuristic Chrome TipsA French mani can be soft and lovely or edgey and futuristic—it's all about the color! Take a chrome color for an understated take on this classic.
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Two-Tone It Up Go for bold and use two colors for your French mani! While traditionally French mani's have negative space, using another color at the base of your nail makes for a super bold and fun nail look. Take a cue from cherie user @Thaohurtado!
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