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Fancy French Tip Bow Nail Art

Give your nails a little touch of femininity with petite bows in this dressed-up take on the classic French manicure.

Bows are one of the shapes popular in fashion right now, and there's no reason your nails should be left out. In this design we make a French tip look even fancier by adding a cute bow on the side. This look is great for a formal dance or simply to liven things up at your day job. With a little practice, even a nail novice can pull off this bow nail art look.

Finished Bow Nail Art

Start by gathering the supplies you'll need: a base coat, a pink nail art striper, pink nail polish, a black nail art striper, black nail polish, a small dotting tool, white nail polish, and a clear top coat. If you don't have stripers, you can use pink and black polishes with a nail art brush.

Steps 1 and 2

1. After applying a clear base coat to your clean and shaped nails, use your pink nail art striper to outline and fill in a pink French tip.

2. Once the pink polish has dried, use your black nail art striper to make a black line between the pink polish and your nude nail.

Steps 3 and 4

3. Take that same black striper and make an X on one side of your nail. Then connect the edges to create the outline of the bow. Fill in the outline of the bow with black polish.

4. Once the black polish is dry, dip your small dotting tool into white polish and place it in the middle of the black bow to complete the look. Let the design dry for 15 to 20 minutes before adding a clear top coat to seal the design.

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Jocelyn Merkley

Jocelyn is a turtle catcher, cat lover, nail artist and a wife and mother on the side. She loves to plan parties and girls nights that always include lots of nail polish! Her motto is that you always feel better with painted nails!

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