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Photo: Thinkstock

Classic, delicate and timeless, the most popular choice among the women who go to the salon for a manicure is the French girl. The pale style with a white band only at the tips of the nails remains successful and today brings a greater variety for those who prefer stronger colors.

Currently there is no rule for the concept: there is the traditional, the two lines and to the reverse and they can be decorated with various colors and textures enamel. According to manicure Marcia Marinho da Costa, National Esmalteria Vila Olimpia, Sao Paulo, the colored version is a technique of derivation, known as English girl.

Being traditional practice, the nail with francesinha matches any time. From formal parties until the ordinary day of women. Besides being a great nail decorated option for brides.

Besides, who finds it difficult to make the perfect trait can choose another technique for joining nail art: with stickers and stamps made of enamel itself, for example, is much easier to hit the drawing. There are several ways to make her beautiful and ready for any occasion nail.

How to make the traditional French girl

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Photo: Thinkstock

For those who prefer to do your nails without leaving home, the good news is that despite seem difficult to practice the technique becomes easier to do. Follow the following tips to make your own little French at home:

  1. Prepare your nails: cut (if necessary), sand and make the cuticles;
  2. Apply the glaze of your choice at the base. If you choose to combine colors, the ideal is that the former is clearer, to allow coverage of the French girl;
  3. Apply the second coat of base enamel;
  4. With the totally dry enamel, draw the strip at desired width. Alternatively, outlines before with a thinner brush. A good way to ensure accuracy is with the inclined finger, drawing the strip vertically, following the design of the nail;
  5. If necessary, apply a second coat in the French girl band, taking care that it does not exceed the limits outlined earlier;
  6. Finish with a top coat to ensure the durability of the enamel.

Found complicated? See the video below how to apply the step by step technique:

Other techniques to make francesinha step by step

Watch the video to learn different ways to make a little French enameling and practice that most seem easy to follow:

With tape Francesinha

For those who have trouble hitting the dash, worth trying the help of an adhesive. Today, the main enamel brands sell a set of own bumper French girl, but if you prefer, adopt the technique "do it yourself" (do it) and cut tape to the correct size for your nail. The idea is that it accompanies the nail tip of the format, to be stuck in it, with the width of your choice.

Paint everywhere between the adhesive and the tip of the nail and apply as many layers as necessary. Remember that the nail should be completely dry as it ensures greater adherence of the adhesive and allows the glue is taken without damaging the enamel.

Here's how the video below:

French girl with improvised stamp

Another practical and fast technique is simulating a stamp. Brush a color enamel amount chosen for the band at the tip of a thumb, so that it forms a small reserve, and "stamp" the tip of nails therein.

better understand the technique in the video:

reverse Francesinha

A derivative that is making the head of women is the reverse French girl. The technique can be used both as adhesive by hand, just change the place range: the tips of the nails, she goes to the nearest cuticle area. It is a way to innovate without abandoning much of the original practice.

Learn to make the following video:

Tips for a perfect francesinha

There are some tips that can help you make an impeccable French girl. See below and write to improve your technique:

  • Sand your fingernail to leave it in perfect shape. According to Marcia, the ideal is that the nail is square;
  • Before you start enameling, prepare the nail based, and finish the decoration with a top coat for finishing;
  • Let the main glaze dry before starting the trace of the French girl. This prevents stroke damage the enamel down;
  • If you choose the English girl, choose a darker color as the basis for the trait. Thus it will not take many enamel layers to achieve a good pigmentation.

English girl or colored francesinha: be inspired by the color mix

The most modern women can use and abuse of nail art derived from traditional French girl: the colored version, also known as English girl. It is mixed shades, colors and even different textures. Just combine two enamels and adopt the relaxed result it proposes.

To stimulate their creativity, see tip that gave Marcia, counting the combinations that most bombam in the hall:

  • Pink with white tip;
  • Black with matte finish with the point with extra shine;
  • White with silver tip;
  • Blue with golden tip.

Photos: francesinhas in different colors

Be inspired by the pictures below and modernize your nail art French girl!

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