French Manicure Ideas – Black Tip

The french manicure is one of the most popular nail art designs ever created. If you want something a little different check out these french manicure ideas and the black tip.

Just as a moth is attracted to fire, I am attracted to nail polish. As a young girl I had a brown fold out card table in my room that I used as a nail studio. When my mother finally discarded that table is had several colors of polish stained on it, along with nail glue that spilled over the years.

 Most girls were probably still coloring or playing outside with neighborhood kids while I was working on attaching stick on and glue on nails to my own nails. I would practice painting them over and over until I perfected it.

 Thinking back, maybe I missed my calling as a nail artist. I never really painted my friends nails and for this reason I never thought about this as a career. Currently, I have a nail rack, similar to what you see in a salon, mounted on the wall inside my closet. It is completely filled with polish, all different colors and brands. I also have a drawer in my bathroom cabinet that holds the rest of the polish that doesn’t fit on the rack. My other nail art designs are features here Facebook.

I gravitate towards unique and bright colors. Some of my favorite polish comes from ORLY, China Glaze, and OPI. I find their polish last better than other brands and they have beautiful and eye popping colors to choose from. From time to time I do purchase ESSIE however; many of their colors are low key and not wild enough for me.

Recently I painted my nails in a Black Tip French manicure. I know the name sounds  scary or like something for Halloween, but when you take a look at it you will see how truly beautiful it is. I started with a base coat. This gets my nails ready for polish and helps to keep the polish on for 2 weeks and ensures I almost never have any chipping.

This is an elegant version of a french manicure and perfect for dress up.

This is an elegant version of a french manicure and perfect for dress up.

I recommend China Glaze Strong Adhesion base coat. Just apply one coat to nails. china-glaze-strong-adhesion-base-coat-5-oz
Wait for it to dry, about 10 minutes before applying color.

For this look I selected OPI DS Glamour. The main color is a purple with hints of rainbow when the light hits it. Two coats will over nicely. Allow this to dry as well. To speed up the drying time I recommend “Out the Door” top coat.

 

 

 

 

 

Super Fast Drying Non-yellowing Top Coat

Super Fast Drying Non-yellowing Top Coat

  Even though this top coat is extremely fast drying I allow extra time. When you can touch your nails without feeling any sticky then you can continue with the top color. I chose a high gloss black. It works better if you have a thin brush making the Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers polish a perfect fit. 

I free hand the tip but if you are new and want something to assist you, use a piece of scotch tape. Simply put the tape over your nail and press firmly, as we don’t want any polish seeping underneath.  Leave the nail exposed that you want to add black to. You can make a thin or thick line, your choice.  10383665_252514691609437_6909210275717282834_n

Once the tape is secure, simply open the polish and paint. If you paint in a downward stroke towards your nail tip this will help the black from seeping under the tape line. Use two coats of black. Allow this to air dry before applying another layer of top coat. If you use the topcoat too soon you might smear the black over the purple ruining your design. Since you like this French Manicure – Black Tip you  are going to love this.

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Watch the French Manicure Black Tip Video Here.

Posted by Vicki Brown in Nail Art