(Closed) Are French Manicures "out?"

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you think of french manicures?
    Classy : (151 votes)
    46 %
    Trashy : (76 votes)
    23 %
    Prefers other French things: toast, fries, etc : (101 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 121
    2449 posts
    Buzzing bee

    those aren’t my nails, but that’s exactly what I have right now. I love french tips! They last longer and it’s not as noticeable if your nail chips with ththat being said I never just have white tips. I usually do the reverse french tip with different colors, and this one has glitter on it which I like. I think there is a lot of ways you can make a french tip more “trendy”

    Post # 122
    212 posts
    Helper bee

    I lke french manicures because they match everything. They look similar to my real nails just enhanced so it’s the most comfortable thing to wear. I have this thing about nail color matching clothes so I rarely paint mine.

    Post # 123
    552 posts
    Busy bee

    FutureMrsHodgy:  i don’t wear fench tips ..because i actually find them quite tame and conservative!… i think i would probably be your worst nightmare!! I like glitter sparkles rainbows over the top crazy! Im all about  silly and the fun lol ..and luckily i can get away with it  at my job some examples starting with my most recent blue purple party on my hands

    Post # 124
    8482 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    K.bee:  Your nails make me happy. Haha. 

    Post # 125
    2691 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I’ll echo other posters… I don’t think trashy is the right word but acrylic french nails are definitely dated! Remind me a decade ago when everyone got them squared.. yack!!! I don’t mind an American manicure but I much prefer nude shades.. sorry but I’ve come to loathe fake nails


    why was this ever a thing!?

    Post # 126
    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I love French mani when it is done properly…I think that people who voted that it is trashy have long acrylic French tips in mind. I had French for my wedding day and was very happy with it..I consider it a classic look, which can’t go out of fashion really.

    Post # 127
    4891 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I had posted my acrylics tips for my wedding, as my nails were too short to get anything else. Now, they’ve actually grown out, and I’m debating doing a french or a color for our honeymoon next month. I’d just like something that doesn’t chip, or is easy to see if it does chip – as even getting them done professionally, the color just never lasts very long.

    Post # 128
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    French mani’s are definitly out. Lots of other style sto try though! I liek ballet slippers by Essie.

    Post # 129
    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

    SashaUSARu:  That is a very pretty, classic look. I certainly don’t think that’s what PPs had in mind (I know that’s not the french manis I see around, typically…)


    Post # 131
    747 posts
    Busy bee

    SashaUSARu:  Yours are gorg!  I dont think thats what PPs had in mind.

    Post # 132
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014 - The Celebration Farm

    I think, when done correctly, they’re very classy and pretty. I don’t love the way acrylic french manicures look when done in the typical fasion. As somebody who suffers from constantly short nails…I understand why women choose to do acrylic instead of their natural nails. I think acrylic nails can look really pretty with a french manicure if you use a natural color tip rather than white and then use a pale pink polish over top instead of clear. Just my opinion. And because some people are sharing, here are my wedding nails. My friend is a nail tech so we did gel nails but with “extension tips” or something like that. I really liked them. 

    Post # 133
    4522 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I had French manicures for my e-pics and wedding, and I loved them. I thought they looked very classy. My nails are very thin and break easily, so I had natural-colored gel tips put on, and then painted as a french manicure. They were pretty short and more rounded than squared. I still like the look on me and others.

    Post # 135
    130 posts
    Blushing bee

    kanlink:  I’m so, so curious what you use for a base/topcoat when you wear the Ballet Slippers shade because I wanted to like it so badly, everyone raves about it, and it is nothing but a streaky, nasty nightmare when I apply it over any number of different base coat formulas. HATE it. I just gave up and pitched it after a while because I couldn’t stand my fail-nails. Once I get it to the point where it’s even, then it’s opaque and practically white, which isn’t anything like how it’s presented in photos. Bleh. 

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