My DIY French Manicure

I posted before about the HoneyBee Gardens Water Colour nail polishes as I was really excited to finally find odourless and toxic free nail polish! They have recently come out with a french manicure kit and my boyfriend bought me it for Christmas. I love the look of french manicured nails, it’s so classic and pretty! Plus it goes with absolutely everything you choose to wear.

Painting my nails and decorating them is something I have always loved to do, so I wanted to share my DIY french manicure with you all. The kit does come with the paper strips, but I find those don’t work very well, so I do the white tips myself. I used the rose coating too, I think next time I might try peach! It’s always hard to pick between those two! Do you love french manicured nails too?

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32 Comments

  1. December 29, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    I love French manicure but unfortunately I’m used to biting my nails and they are a bit short! πŸ™‚

    Destination Moi

    • December 29, 2011 / 4:07 pm

      So was I! I had literally bitten my nails all my life but I decided that I had to be strong and stop it, so far I have been lucky enough to grow them for a good few months now, I’m just hoping I don’t go back to biting again as it was hurting my sensitive teeth lol πŸ™‚

  2. December 29, 2011 / 4:09 pm

    that is pretty much a perfect manicure!

    • December 29, 2011 / 4:12 pm

      Thank you! I do try really hard to make it neat so I take my time doing them.

    • December 29, 2011 / 4:16 pm

      Thanks Valentina πŸ™‚

    • December 29, 2011 / 4:26 pm

      Thanks Brianne! You can get better with practice! Another good way is do them before you have a shower so if there is any on your skin, it peels off in the shower but stays on the nails!

  3. Siobhan
    December 29, 2011 / 4:27 pm

    Lovely! I love French manicured nails – but for some reason, varnish NEVER holds well on my nails, chips pretty much a day after I do it! So I quite often have gel manicures instead, they stay put a bit longer. Might try this stuff though, looks really nice quality πŸ™‚

    • December 29, 2011 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ This stuff is actually harder to use than normal nail varnish, it takes a lot longer to dry and as it’s water based, you can’t touch water for a good few hours. It chips off easy too like normal nail polish. I love the gel stuff but unfortunately that never lasted properly on my nails either.

    • December 29, 2011 / 5:11 pm

      Thank you, yeah I did. I just used the brush that comes in the white polish.

  4. Adam
    December 30, 2011 / 12:32 am

    Beautiful nails πŸ™‚

    • December 30, 2011 / 12:33 am

      Thanks Adam πŸ™‚

    • December 30, 2011 / 6:37 am

      Thank you! Yeah, it’s much easier isn’t it?

    • December 30, 2011 / 9:42 am

      Thank you Irene! Glad you like it!

  5. December 30, 2011 / 11:16 am

    Nice result. I also have a manicure post in the afternoon today. It inspired for new year’s eve.

    The Life After

    • December 30, 2011 / 11:17 am

      Thanks! Oh I will have a look at yours!

    • December 30, 2011 / 11:21 am

      Thank you Ivette πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Glad you like it!

    • December 30, 2011 / 12:31 pm

      Thank you Siennabelic!

  6. December 30, 2011 / 2:20 pm

    Great manicure πŸ™‚

    • December 30, 2011 / 4:04 pm

      Thanks Yana πŸ™‚

    • December 31, 2011 / 11:01 am

      Thank you! You could try growing them, it took me a while though!

  7. December 31, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    love the classy natural nail, I just painted mine purple and now wanting nude! xoxo happy new year!

    • December 31, 2011 / 5:11 pm

      Happy new year to you too Kelly! Purple is pretty!

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    January 1, 2012 / 12:34 pm

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    • January 1, 2012 / 2:55 pm

      Thank you fra πŸ™‚

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