August 10, 2012
This is the easiest way I have found to achieve a nice French Manicure with Gelish. I do skip a few steps in my instructions below such as the prep so be sure to read my full guide on how to apply Gelish polish if you’re new to gel polish manicures.
Step 1: (After applying your foundation of course…) Freehand paint the tips of your nails with a white polish. I used Gelish Sleek White here. Paint from one side to the other and don’t be afraid of getting polish on your fingers – we’ll clean that up next.
Step 2: Dip a brush in alcohol or acetone and use it to clean up your lines and to remove any excess polish that got onto your fingers. Once the tips are nice and clean, cure the polish in your UV light. (Remember to do the clean up BEFORE you cure!)
Step 3: This is what they look like after curing. If you like you can now apply a coat of sheer polish over top of your french tips, or you can simply apply your Gelish Top It Off and cure them in the UV light again.
Ta da! I added a layer of Champagne which has a nice light shimmer, and then completed the manicure with my top coat.
And a bonus! I added a lacy stamp to the tips. (This pic was taken in natural light the following day)
Polishes and tools used for this manicure:
Gelish Sleek White polish
Gelish Champagne polish
Konad stamp plate M57
Konad black polish