When I was in college self-expression via your nails was pretty much discouraged but I liked to have a more polished look then just clean cut nails. For me, a French Manicure was still too bold and every time I looked down at my nails I thought they looked like little white beacons.
One day I discovered, quite accidentally, the natural manicure which is basically a French Manicure with a sheer white instead of an opaque white. It produces an au natural finish with a polished look — if your tips and nail beds are not defined it will give a brighter appearance without being extreme. Over the years I have come back to this look again and again.
Do not be scared off by the term “French Manicure” this option is easier and more forgiving.
Here is a five minute video I recently created sharing the products I use and how I do it.
It does not make a considerable difference but it does make a noticeable difference, if that makes any sense. I hope you will give it a try.
* Check out some of my favorite polish colors, tools, art, etc.