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A new twist on the french manicure
A very easy and quick design that will have you feeling like a million dollars.

Posted by More Nail Polish from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia • Published See More Nail Polish's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a French tip. Metallic French Manicure With Nail Art Foil - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by painting you nails with the metallic gold nail polish.

  • How to paint a French tip. Metallic French Manicure With Nail Art Foil - Step 2
    Step 2

    Apply the mattifying top coat. I used Picture Polish g'day matte, but other brands include OPI Matte Top coat and Essie Matte about you.

  • How to paint a French tip. Metallic French Manicure With Nail Art Foil - Step 3
    Step 3

    Get your foil glue and gold foil strips ready.

  • How to paint a French tip. Metallic French Manicure With Nail Art Foil - Step 4
    Step 4

    Apply a thin layer of nail foil glue just to the french tip of your nail.

    When it's first applied it will have a milky appearance. Wait about 5 minutes for it to dry and ensure it has gone completely transparent.

  • How to paint a French tip. Metallic French Manicure With Nail Art Foil - Step 5
    Step 5

    Gently press the nail art foil onto the glue with the gold side up. The foil will stick to the glue and the clear backing film will pull away.

  • How to paint a French tip. Metallic French Manicure With Nail Art Foil - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat on each nail.

    Apply a nail foil sealer to just the tips of your nails. I use Picture Polish Revolution. Water based top coats work best, regular top coats can cause the foil to crease.

  • How to paint a French tip. Metallic French Manicure With Nail Art Foil - Step 7
    Step 7

    Admire your work.

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