Tutorial: Rubber Band French Tips

Happy Wednesday everybody! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, and that your Christmas season is off to a great start :)

I’m keeping things simple for this week’s tutorial: French Tips. But here’s an alternative way to painting them using something you already have in the house: rubber bands!

RBFT final product

Rubber Band French Tips

Step 1: Supplies! You only need three things for this manicure: clear base/top coat, white nail polish, and a rubber band.

Step 2: Prep! Clean and prep your nails however you prefer, and put on a clear base coat.

Step 3: Rubber band it!  Wrap the band around your nail and hold it secure with your other fingers.

Step 4: Paint it! Paint the tip of your nail with the white polish, going up to the rubber band to create the straight border.

Step 5: Finish! Take off the rubber band, wait for the paint to dry, and then seal up the nail with a clear top coat.

And there you have it! I usually do my French Tips free-handed or with scotch tape, but this is another fun and easy way to get perfectly straight lines for your tips every time. :) Have a great day everyone, see you next time!

RBFT final product

Nail polish used:
-Sinful Colors Professional in “Snow Me White” (#101)


10 Responses to "Tutorial: Rubber Band French Tips"

  • That’s awesome!!! Never thought of doing that!

    1 Hope Mengs said this (December 10, 2012 at 5:11 am) Reply


    • Isn’t it?? I found the idea while using StumbleUpon, and thought it was just so great! (I would link back, but I don’t remember the website :( )

      2 Lindsey said this (December 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm) Reply


  • While this method might have seemed like a good idea, look at the results. The white lines are jagged, uneven and it looks terrible. At the very least use a straight edge paintbrush dipped in remover to clean up that jagged mess!

    3 Tari said this (July 13, 2014 at 2:19 pm) Reply


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