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French Manicures

Trend Alert: French Manicures

I've got a hefty laundry list of qualities I don't like about Heidi Montag, but what I do love are her gorgeous nails. Whether they're gold or burgundy, they are always long and perfectly manicured.

I thought that French manicures were on their way out, but then along comes Heidi and Britney Spears bringing this classic back again. Most of you think they're tacky and should be saved for formal occasions only. For the rest of you who are still loyal fans, here are two great at-home French manicure kits I think you'll love.

Sephora Easy French Manicure Duos ($8) is a double-ended nail varnish that houses either a beige or a pink color on one side and a clear base and topcoat on the other. However, if you're looking to create the white tip, you still need another product. I suggest this French Tip Pen ($8) since it's so easy to use.

For one more easy-to-use French manicure kit,


Barielle French Manicure Set ($16) contains an opaque white, a clear and a pale pink polish that allows you to create a French manicure in five simple steps.


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doogirl doogirl 8 years
I too think that Heidi is obnoxious but gorgeous! I personally don't like fake nails, but she rocks them! I love a french manicure, but not with white tips, my favorite was light blue with dark blue tips. But right now I'm sporting hot pink nails!
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 9 years
I just discovered the joy of french manicures. I always feel so put together when I have my nails done like that. It's very simple and classy
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
oops, I meant know...
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
you knwo, as much as I hate Heidi, I think she is so gorgeous...
outofhere outofhere 9 years
Short nails with a french manicure can look fresh and beautiful. I would not put Britney nor Heidi in the same sentence as fresh and beautiful and certainly not trend setting, at least not in a good way ;)
ally14 ally14 9 years
I lovee French Manicures and I usually either have those or just light pink nails but disgustingly long french pedicures are super gross. I remember a friend of a friends got really tacky long french pedi nails and I was just super grossed out. It was very tacky and they were sticking out her shoes! Gross.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Phew, glad I just cut my nails - no seriously, long nails are so passe.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I like French manicures every once in a while but I hate them on long nails esp. if they are squared off.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Things can be tacky AND trendy, lizlee :)
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
have never liked french manis - but I just think it's funny that a few weeks ago you had a poll wondering whether or not they're tacky, and now you're saying they're trendy...
JennaV JennaV 9 years
Heidi has a nice body but I find her face incredibly has that horselike quality like Dina Lohan.
Niki-Lovebug Niki-Lovebug 9 years
love french manicures....but heidi is SO ugly..seriously!
baciobisou baciobisou 9 years
This is the second sugar update today using Heidi Montag as a "trend setter". Um excuse me... barf.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I think that a french manicure is a classy look. However, Heidi and Britney sporting that look make it tacky.
hkdkat hkdkat 9 years
I've been getting french manicures for about a year now and I'm getting tired of them. I will probably go shorter and start getting colors again for the summer.
lovealways lovealways 9 years
I wouldn't follow a trend just because Heidi and Britney are into it. ;)
emalove emalove 9 years
Oh, and I'm glad to see that so many people find long nails tacky, I always have...
emalove emalove 9 years
French manicures aren't my favorite either...I don't hate them, but I think they're pretty overdone. I hate French pedis...that looks hideous.
girlgreen girlgreen 9 years
lol at dublin! i can't believe so many people think french manicures are tacky! i love them, especially pedis. I just got a french mani/pedi this weekend. I keep my nails pretty short and I don't think it looks tacky at all, I think it looks simple and nice. in fact, i have been known to give myself a french pedi. My motor skills are not refined enough for me to give myself a french manicure.
fashion4ward fashion4ward 9 years
I agree with mostly everyone on the tacky Heidi and Brit. I find long nails tacky, as well. And I rarely get a french mani because I don't have the ability to maintain it.
WiCkeD_LaDy WiCkeD_LaDy 9 years
yes there nice but... i loved my bright-colored- fun-metallic-neon-nails...
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
chiquita29 chiquita29 9 years
I would only get a french mani on a special occasion. I can't even remember the last tome I got one...
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