How to paint your nails: Black and silver French manicure
During the 80s, I painted my fingernails with dots and dashes and all kinds of colors. Most of the time, each nail was a different color. I think dots were my favorite. As I grew up, I got out of the habit of painting my nails anything other than red. Around Halloween, I would paint them black, but no stripes or dots.
I feel more put together when my nails are done. Just like I feel better when I put on makeup, painting my nails is something I do for me. It's always important to do things for yourself and not just because Betsy or Lulu might be jealous when they see your new manicure.
Here are step-by-step instructions for a black and silver french manicure. I love this look because it pretty much goes with everything.
Step 1: Apply a clear base coat.
Step 2: Apply black nail polish. I put on 2 coats, but depending on the brand, it may take more or less.
Step 3: Apply a clear topcoat.
Step 4: Let dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
Step 5: Prepare to paint tips of nails.
Step 6: Take a piece of transparent tape and place on palm of hand. Press down and peel off. Do this to get rid of some of the tackiness.
Step 7: Place tape on nail tip leaving just a bit exposed. Press down lightly all the way across nail.
Step 8: Paint nail tip with silver polish.
Step 9: Remove tape as soon as you finish polishing that nail. Do not allow polish to dry before removing tape.
Step 10: Apply clear topcoat and you're done!
Step 11: If you want some sparkle, add a coat of glitter polish. I really like the chunky glitter polish because it will hide any mistake or flaw, which I usually have!
Step 12: Go out and have fun!