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This TikTok French Manicure Hack Has Restored Our Faith In DIY Nails
Painting the nails of your dominant hand without becoming a shaking mess takes years of practice. It’s exactly why a chic-as-anything right hand and trainwreck of a left hand has become our signature look.
And while we’ve spent hours lusting over intricate nail art and crisp French manicures, we also understand that tackling designs as ambitious as these would require the precision and steady hand of a highly-skilled ninja.
Or, as it turns out, the assistance of a makeup sponge.
The latest in viral TikTok videos has mere nail painting mortals like ourselves, (and by that we mean, not professional manicurists) mastering a French-tip set of nails in seconds, without a single tear shed.
TikTok user @mariazarkova14 even praised this nail hack for being “less messy and using less polish” to other intricate methods – music to our tidy and frugal ears. Her only advice is, “you need to be quick, as the polish dries quickly”. Watch the full video here or follow the simple breakdown below.
What you’ll need:
1 x beauty sponge
1 x nail polish (or several if you want to recreate the multi-colour tips from @thehangedit’s video, here)
Paint the sponge with the nail polish of your choosing, and immediately dip the tip of your nail into the polish, covering your nail in the areas a French tip would sit.
And that’s it. That’s the hack.