Thursday, 15 April 2010

question of the day take 2

I'm feeling in a slightly vacuous mood today.  I blame the evil Iceland volcano.

Can someone explain a french manicure to me?

Seriously I don't understand.

Perhaps I am lucky and have nails which grow quickly and look nice(ish) with or without polish.

But what is the point?

Answers on a comment card?

14 comments:

  1. A french manicure as in you have acrylics and your tips are painted white and the rest is either light pink or left plain? A lot of people think it looks nicer than plain old nails because the white bit is whiter and the pink bit is pinker and it is a lot shinier. I personally would never get acrylics for my wedding... I just had short pink nails, it seemed more festive.. and easier to take off once we were in Jamaica.

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  2. A manicure, in general, is not just about polish. It should (although doesn't always) include a hand massage, cuticle trimming, and general cleaning up of your hands. Polish is actually optional in manicures, although of course if you're paying for the manicure - most people get the polish!

    A french manicure is the same, except instead of polish, white is applied on the tips (where your finger nail is naturally white) and clear polish is applied. It's just a refined look that some people (myself include) enjoy.

    French pedicures, however, disturb me. I mean, c'mon, you should keep your toenails trim enough so that the white doesn't show. And you want to have white tips. I don't get it.

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  3. As someone who regularly bites her nails when stressed or bored, a french manicure would probably be better than the chewed stubs I sport at the moment. But also weird, like putting fake tan on a pale person.

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  4. Acrylics/french manicure:
    see: Pamela Anderson

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  5. A french manicure is no good for nail biters like me - it just delays the biting process while you are picking off all the white stuff.

    Natural and clean nails look just as good.

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  6. If you have lame, short, dry nails like I do, a french manicure is how you fake that they're long and well-groomed. But I hate the regular ones--I like 'em with a nice shell pink on top. Then it looks like you have healthy nails with shell pink polish.

    Also, on actually LONG nails, I vote, emphatically, NO on the french manicure.

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  7. I always thought they looked odd. Who would I WANT my tips to look white? Like an overgrown, shiny nail? But that's just my taste.

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  8. I'm no a big fan of the fake nails, but a layer of polish on shortish rounded nails does look nice. Bit like putting lipstick or balm on. I have some nice transparent dusty rose polish I ought to use after shaping up my nails, they do look a bit ratty now you mention it... Makes my fingers look longer too, the nude shades. And they need that!

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  9. My manicures get destroyed within two days, tops. Pedicures, however, are worth every penny. Those suckers last for a month. Yay.

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  10. I usually manage to smudge my nails before I've left the salon. Apparently there are different types of french manicure - I think it is called a hollywood which has really really white tips. I do love getting a manicure maybe it is just having people taking care of me.

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  11. in france, a french manicure is considered to be tacky. they call it a russian manicure. (their words, not mine)
    i like short red nails the best...
    http://lifeaccordingtocelia.blogspot.com/2009/11/our-wedding-and-yes-there-were.html

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  12. Oh pedicures are heaven! Always have colour on your toes!

    I guess I just don't get the point of making nails look like nails?

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  13. I kinda like french manicures - probably because I'm lucky if I get my nails done once a year - so it feels fancy!

    I'm hopeless with nail polish - it lasts about ten minutes

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  14. I never had a french manicure...if I just do a sheer white like Essie Waltz it looks like I have one. I have however had a french pedi a few times but I don't like to have my toenails too long so it's kinda pointless.

    Oh and now you've totally inspired me to try to carve out a little me time and get a mani pedi ASAP!

    xoxo

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So, I really love all the sweet and/or informative comments that you lovelies leave. Yet if you feel the need to be unnecessarily rude or offensive I will delete your comment and not feel bad about it. So just be constructive alright! Hugs to all you wondrous others.

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