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keep your fingers from misspelling
I normally do this on my toes, but that would've been a lot more work for this how to, and I have ugly workers nails from working out in a shop all day, so I probably should've shaped my nails a little better before starting this, but you get the idea!

Posted by Candice C. from Wylie, Texas, United States • Published See Candice C.'s 49 projects »
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  • How to paint a French tip. Correction Tape Manicure - Step 1
    Step 1

    Paint a light coat of clear - this is very important for the correction tape to stick.

  • How to paint a French tip. Correction Tape Manicure - Step 2
    Step 2

    You will need to cut the loop free on the correction tape, so unless you're able to reconnect yours (I've tried many times and can't do it!) it's sorta designated to this project.

  • How to paint a French tip. Correction Tape Manicure - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut a length of tape longer than your nail is wide.

  • How to paint a French tip. Correction Tape Manicure - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut the strip in half, or to a width your want your tip to be. You can leave it straight or give it a little curve on one side. Since I normally do this on my toes, the only crucial one to curve is the big toe which is easier because it's bigger and the rest can stay flat since they're so small... but do it how ya want.

  • How to paint a French tip. Correction Tape Manicure - Step 5
    Step 5

    This is where it gets kinda hard to do and explain.
    Place the edge over the crease in your nail and press it in with your thumb nail, take the strip across your nail and while still holding the first side, press it in the crease on the other side with your other thumb and rub the correction tape on your nail like a rub on transfer. This might be easier with a friend, but it's doable by yourself once ya get the hang of it.

  • How to paint a French tip. Correction Tape Manicure - Step 6
    Step 6

    By cutting the strip longer it makes it easier to put on because you want it to stick to your skin on either side of your nail if it's not easy for you to rub the tape and hold everything in place.

  • How to paint a French tip. Correction Tape Manicure - Step 7
    Step 7

    Clean the edges off with your other nail in a downward pinching sort of way (don't scrape, it'll tear the edge and look bad) and give it 4-5 thin clear coats on top.

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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
Nice. I never thought of doing your nails that way. looks really good! :3
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PocketfullOfSunshine
PocketfullOfSunshine · 2 projects
OMG I used to do that same thing when I was like wight years old! haha. Exept I would leave a space and fill that in with a white nail polish and then let it dry then take off the tape. After I would paint the whole nail with clear nail polish or a light pink.<-- that was when I ran out of my french manicure strips. I just went to a salon and got it done there. Haha
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katcar~
katcar~ · 27 projects
you're a genius!!!
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Nicky
Nicky · Scottsboro, Alabama, US
This is really cool. I love it when you can utilize something in more ways than it was originally intended!! Happy Great job.
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Sandra T.
Sandra T.
This is a really great idea! I'm going to try it soon. Thanks so much for posting!
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karis
karis
good idea i never thought to do this. i usually just use tape and peel
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Arty Kitkat
Arty Kitkat · St Albans, England, GB · 61 projects
This is such a clever idea. I usually manage to do one hand okay but then make a mess of the second. I will definitely be giving this a try Happy
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Spiffy555
Spiffy555 · 37 projects
Wow! I never thought of that!!
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M.a.r.i.s.o.l.
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
thats really cool..imma try it right now...usually i just use tape to make the line straight but this is just so much easier....GREAT TUT =]
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Roxanne
Roxanne
That is soooo clever!
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