Easy French Tip Sexy Zebra Nail Art Tutorial

by xin on October 28, 2011

Hi pretties, aren’t you glad that it’s Friday again?

It’s been a 2 day off for me, but definitely not enough, certainly wouldn’t mind for more holidays 😉

Nail art is fun and …rewarding 😀 Complicated designs aside, I am going to show you something simpler today for a French Tip manicure.

Zebra French Tip Manicure Tools

You will need: top and base coat, a color of your choice, french tip stickers, and also any white polish and a fine art brush.

Zebra French Tip Manicure first step

Using a tweezer, pick the stickers and place it around 1/4 off the edge of your nails.

Then, brush on the base on on the area that you are going to apply your nail polish:

*Tip: Reason of not applying base coat on the entire nail is, if your base is not completely really dry, when you peel off the sticker, you are going to ruin the base coat.

And I like to use stickers on days when I feel the need to be ‘perfectionist’.

Zebra French Tip Manicure with A Oui Bit of Red

I am choosing red because currently I am in love with this red – A Oui Bit of Red.

It’s a very pigmented and smooth polish, and what you see in the picture is only one thin application. Perfect!

Let it dry thoroughly then proceed with nail art. Otherwise, you can just stop here and peel off the stickers already 😀

Zebra French Tip Manicure Draw Zebra

Using a thin art brush, try to create some random stripes mimicking zebra stripes. You can google up ‘zebra prints’ so you will have a guide.

Zebra French Tip Manicure Done

Do the same for 10 nails before you remove the stickers. Let it dry thoroughly.

Zebra French Tip Manicure Completed

Remove the stickers ( I prefer to use a tweezer for a more precise grip), apply a top coat and you are done!

It’s relatively easy and with the guide of stickers, it can easily look perfect 😉

Time taken: About 40 minutes till dry.

Level of DIY Difficulty:  4/10.


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dom October 28, 2011 at 9:32 am

lovely! where do you find cheap french mani stickers?
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xin October 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

i usually haul them from the Etude House, esp when it is on 40% sale, its as cheap as RM2+ for a pack!
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beetrice October 28, 2011 at 10:20 am

yay for red nails! 😀 I did the boring single colour for tomorrow, but at least it’s chilli red!
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xin October 28, 2011 at 11:57 am

can’t wait to see ur chili red nails! but i am wearing some other nails now already XD


Nikki October 28, 2011 at 10:56 am

Very pretty! i find the simple ones are really gorgeous! I just don’t know why I’m going crazy with all those designs! hahahhaha


xin October 28, 2011 at 11:59 am

right after doing this nail, i realized that i can’t do simple designs anymore! it doesn’t satisfy me and i changed it the next day. LOL
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gio October 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Simple but beautiful! Love that red. 🙂
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lyn October 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm

The red looks gorgeous and is like the perfect colour for CNY too 🙂
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