Quick and Easy Minimalist French Manicure

May 25, 2018

Once again, I’m coming to you with another manicure created by the sole facts that a. I have no advanced nail painting skills and b. I have no time to do complicated nail art. This minimalist french manicure is everything an everyday manicure should be: simple, chic, and easy enough to do in 15 minutes.

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Here’s what you’ll need:

-Base polish in something sheer and light. I’ll be using Christian Louboutin’s “The Nudes” Nail Colour in Sweet Charity

– Accent Color {this is the polish I’m using}

-White {this is my white polish. Can’t say I recommend it, but we’re going with it anyway}

-Clear Top Coat {this is mine. It’s mediocre, but for $1.99, I really can’t complain}

Here’s what you’ll do:

-Start with your base polish and do one coat as sheer as possible. The purpose of this coat is just to even out your natural nail color and create a coat that’s a little glossy. My base color is technically described as “sheer vanilla,” but it goes on relatively clear and light. Plus, I’m just kind of obsessed with the packaging {that rose gold stiletto cap, y’all!}.

 

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-Using your accent color, swipe it from the bottom corner of your nail, across to the opposite side. Angle the polish so that the line starts and the bottom corner, and ends at where your nail white starts at the opposite corner.

 

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-Using your white polish, paint french tips on as you normally would. Then, using your sheer base polish again, paint a thin coat over everything to soften up the colors {this is optional, if you like standout white, go for it! This is why it’s so important that your base color is relatively sheer}. Add a clear top coat, and you’re done!

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xx,

E

 

Disclosure: Christian Louboutin did send me this nail polish as a gift, however I was not paid to write about it, nor was writing this post a requirement. I’m honestly just kind of obsessed with it and have been wanting to try it for a while {mostly for the packaging because um hello? There’s literally the Louboutin red UNDER the cap and this bottle might just be one of the most unnecessary and extra things I own. Those are also the two words most people would use to describe me, so it just works}.

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2 comments so far.

2 responses to “Quick and Easy Minimalist French Manicure”

  1. Monika says:

    Love it! I’m always looking for ways to up my nail game. Thanks for the post!

  2. Emily says:

    My nails are always a mess I suck at painting them but this looks so easy, I’ll have to try my own french manicure.

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