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I brought this in the summer last year as I love the bare french polished look but despite trying it many many times I just cant seem to get it right! I always manage to smudge or dent one of my nail tips which means I have to start all over again! This means everything ftom ridge filler up
The pale pink is a very pretty nude colour which delivers a high gloss finish- ideal in summer for that "fresh" look. Its the white tip that I have trouble with! The oddly shaped brush is supposed to make it easier to apply but I havent found this to be the case (although it may be my cagey handeedness that cause the problems). I struggle to get the same depth of tip on each nail and often end up making a dent in the bottom layer when I attempt to apply a second layer. I find this very frustrating! I also do not find the paper stickers very helpful as they tend to chip the line of the tip when I peel them off (and yes they are dry when I do it!).
It may be me being impatient but I am not so sure, I find using a white pencil under my nail far more effective. On the plus side the pink is a very nice colour !
I love this product!
French manicures are stylish and sophisticated and this product makes them very easy to achieve.
Simply put a layer of a creamy pinky peachy basecoat, allow to dry and then using the special brush on this draw a straight line accross the white of your nail.
It's the brush on this nail polish that makes it so good. I sometimes find I need two coats which is a pain making sure I follow the nail line I've already drawn but the brush is so much easier than faffing about with those sticky nail stencils or drawing a wobbly free hand line which ends up looking very messy usally.
Its resonably priced about £4 I believe and lasts quite a while although I'd watch out for it going gloopy as when it gets to that stage it doesnt glide accross the nail properly and is in effect useless.
I always paint my toenails, but don't paint my fingernails as often because they always tend to chip so quickly, I seem to be removing old polish as much as I am re-applying new. When I do paint my fingernails, I tend to go for either natural pinks or a plain old French manicure.
~About Bourjois French manicure~
I have owned Bourjois French manicure for some time, although I cannot remember when or why I bought it. It is a white polish, which has an angled brush -as you can see from the picture - which makes it easier to paint the tips of your nails, hopefully without shaky lines or overlapping onto the polish underneath.
The bottle is as pictured above. Most of the Bourjois nail polishes come in similar bottles, with the exception, perhaps, of their 'one second' polish. The handle of the brush is tapered, so fits comfortably into your hand.
Usually when doing a French manicure, I would either use those stickers you get, that you place over the edge of your nail, and they act almost like masking tape, to give a nice straight line, or just paint the white tip free-hand, which is not usually the best idea, as it can often result in quite wobbly lines.
I find that the angled brush makes this polish extremely easy to apply, as its shape contours to the actual tip of your nail. One thing I have found that is really annoying about this product, is that if you have too much polish on the brush, it will ruin the effect of your nails, but similarly, having too little on the brush will make the polish streaky. This streaky effect can be rectified by applying a second coat, however this is not as easy as it may sound, given the fact that the polish takes a very long time to dry. If the second coat is applied whilst the first coat is still tacky, I have found that it can easily smudge or drag the first coat, making it look messy. This is especially irritating, as you will have to remove all the polish on your nail - not just the tip whitener - to rectify it.
If you do manage to apply the polish successfully, then it can give a fairly good finish. I must admit the line is not as clean as when you use the French manicure stickers, but it is fairly close, for having been done freehand. Although it does take a while to dry, I find that when it does it gives a nice professional results, and without a top coat, will usually last for around 4 days without chipping.
This polish will cost £4.95 for a 10ml bottle and is available from Boots, and Superdrug,
This is a really good product, the angled brush tip is a simple but effective idea. The main gripe I have with it, is that it takes quite a while to dry, but when it does, the finish is great, and it gives the best freehand results I have found from a nail tip whitener.
Nail tip whitener with a unique angled brush / For an at home French Manicure that looks as good as a professional manicure / Our exclusive curved brush is easy to use even if you're all thumbs / The ingenious tapered angle perfectly matches the natural curve of the nail for precise application /