Ooh la la – Manucure Française
A French manicure is a staple look that has stood the test of time. There are conflicting reports as to who and where it was actually born.
The iconic Max factor claims to have invented the look in the 1930’s for the fashionistas of Paris. Whilst Jeff Pink, founder of Orly nail Polish also makes the claim. He was the first to brand the term in the U.S. in the late 70’s. Some even say it dates back to the 1800’s. Whoever it was, we say, MERCI!
Here at dipt we love a French mani. It can be a classic subtle look, through to an updated funky French. Another more recent version is a baby boomer, using an ombré technique, blending the pink/nude base into a white or frosted white tip. Taking its name from the mid 1940’s, an era when the trend was to paint nails in various shades of pink and white.
You can produce the perfect French using the dipt dipping tray which is dual ended to create different depths of smile lines. Making the application quick and easy.
Ombré effects are achieved by using a small brush to tap powder onto the nail. Only your imagination can restrict the endless options of colours and ideas that can be designed by you with dipt.
Use a base shade that is close to your natural nail bed as this will help to elongate and is great for fast growing nails as the regrowth is less detectable.
Dipt French manicure range is named after Latin phrases. Latin because of the strong influence on the English language.
- CARPE DIEM (white) – Seize the day
- IN OMNIA PARATUS (pale pink) – Ready for anything
- AMOR VINCIT OMNIA (mid pink) – Love conquers all
- IN VINO VERITAS (darker pink) – In wine there is truth
So what’s stopping you?
Go forth and be creative with your French manis. Bonne chance…