How To: Easy French Manicure Nails at Home

Hello everyone! Hope we’re all having a great weekend.

Today’s post is on how to do this quick and easy french manicure nails in the comfort of your own home in 3 easy steps.

All you need is 5 items to achieve this natural looking French Manicure nails. Firstly you need to make sure your nails are clean and that you’ve used nail polish remover to remove any access nail polish that you’ve previously had on your nails, allowing us to start work on a clear canvas. Also make sure that your nails have been filed and the edges are all smoothed out. These are the little things that do make a difference and will add to that classy, natural look at the end.

These are the only products I’ve used to create this French Manicure.

From left to right

NYX Matte Nail Polish – Shade: Matte White

Sally Hansen Double Duty Base & Top Coat

OPI Nail Lacquer – Shade: Care To Danse?

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

And finally the product that is probably the most important part are these French Nail Tip guides. These are really cheap and so helpful, I got them from eBay for just 99p.


I usually start off with the base coat, but for this, we will start off with the french tips. Because of the tackiness of the stickers, I recommend doing this step first because when you come to remove the stickers, it won’t affect or smudge the nail polish on the bottom because we didn’t apply any. Grab your tip guide stickers and start off by placing them in the middle of the nail and then maneuvering the sides to stick them exactly where your natural tips are or where you want them to be.


Take any white nail polish that you have, I would recommend one that’s very opaque. Even though the one I’m using is a Matte one, after I have applied the other polishes on top, it will be shiny afterwards. This is the most opaque white I have in my collection and it did the job.

Once you have painted your tips, leave it to dry completely before removing the stickers. If you don’t leave it to dry long enough, your white nail polish will come off with the sticker, and you won’t have a smooth curve. So sit back and relax for a few minutes while you wait.

Here is how the nails looked when I’ve taken the stickers off.

Seriously, these nail tip guides are the best thing ever for a French Manicure and makes it so so easy! I would definitely recommend ordering some of these.


Once you have taken off your stickers, you can now begin to apply your base coat, colour coat and top coat.

For your colour coat, I would recommend a pale shade with a tint of colour, we don’t want to be covering up the white tip too much. I used just one coat of the OPI Nail Lacquer which is a very pale pink shade. You can also opt for a pale white shade too which will also look very nice.

There we have it – all done. Super quick and easy!

Hope you enjoyed this little guide to doing your own French Manicure. Let me know if you come to try it and how it turned out. Or share any other tips you have for achieving a French Manicure.

Have a lovely week ahead!

Lily x


1 Comment

  1. May 28, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Very pretty classic manicure! 💛

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