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Post  kissmenow9 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:13 am

Whenever I do a french manicure using the the sticky tips, I either get a 'gutter' of white nail polish where it's pressed up against the sticky tip or I get half the rosey pink nail varnish pulling off with the tips... How do I get a nice, perfectly level, white tip line?
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Post  backhoe71 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:39 pm

I did mine the other night and had exactly the same problem. Would love to know how to solve this.

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Re: French manicure tips

Post  Sally Magpie on Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:48 pm

Make sure that the undercoat is absolutely dry before you even consider putting the plastic tips on. I use a coat of Seche Vite on it aswell, just to ooff it along the drying scale a bit as I am impatient.

Then when you put the tips on paint the white across the sticker and to the end of the nail in one foul swoop I only use a thin coat of white, but enough to give you full coverage. I then give it a minute and gently but firmly take the sticker off when the white is still tacky so it doesn't leave such a harsh line.
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Post  Becca on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:51 pm

Not manicures for me, but I use the "guide" stickers for various line/shape patterns. I tend to do thin coats, building it up to cover it completely (the area sectioned off by the stickers, so what would be the manicure tips) then whilst it is still wet, slowly pull off the stickers. If there is any deviation of line, I use one of these cheap wooden sticks with a slanted flat bottom to gently push it straight.
You do need to make sure whatever nail varnish underneath is completely dry. I usually give it an hour to two between application of a top coat, before I do the next colour block and stick on the stickers.
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Post  meeko on Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:45 am

Can anyone recommend a good white to use for french manicures please? I've had some pen versions but have never got on well with them. TIA Very Happy

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Post  Becca on Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:51 am

The asda £1white tip whitener works well for me.
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Post  meeko on Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:52 am

Becca wrote:The asda £1white tip whitener works well for me.

Thanks for the fast reply, i'll keep an eye out for it Very Happy

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