Every girl likes beautiful nails and nails are the first thing we notice about one another. Hence, the reason we need to look after them. We always remember the person who had the incredible nails and on the contrary, the worst nails we’ve ever seen. So make sure you’re nails are pampered and looking as fabulous as they can be.
It’s almost summer now and we can’t hide our nails inside our lovely cosy knitted gloves, so now is the time to show off your nails girls. Many people aren’t aware that in the “nail world” certain colours are trending more than others. It’s like fashion for nails. Having lovely manicured nails always looks good, as well as making you feel incredible. Neat and looked after nails, give people the extra boost and confidence they need on a daily basis. Bare nails can take a way to adjust too especially if you’re always having painted nails or false nails.
There are so many different ways of painting your nails. From nail art to false nails, there are nails for everyone. If you have lots of different shades and colours in your nail box, then great, you can grab your favourite colour of the month tonight and paint your nails. The best tips we can offer are before you apply your nails or nail polish, you should give your hands a quick massage to help with your blood circulation. Having good circulation will help with your nail development. When applying nail polish, it’s always best to apply thin coats, rather than a few thick coats. This way, it will dry quicker and it will last longer. Thick nail polish tends to chip faster and sometimes develops air bubbles.
We have come up with 31 cool French tip nails designs for you to try out. I can guarantee you’ll find a few in here that you’ll always go back to.
1. Rose Gold French Tip
The rose gold colour has been trending for a few seasons now and you can see why.
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From homeware, fashion clothing to nails. These gorgeous rose gold French tips look divine! The contrast between the colours and the tips is incredible. We’re definitely going to be trying this! Rose gold tips with pastel shade colours are perfectly suited. Also, don’t worry about clashing your jewellery with these nails, rose gold looks so good with gold and silver jewellery.
2. Nude & Navy Blue Design
Nude colours are always so classy and chic.
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Paint your nails with a nude beige shade and team with a navy tip. This look is great for working, school, going to a party, or just relaxing at home.
3. Classic White French Tip
With all the new nail arts and trends out now, people tend to forget about the classic white French tip.
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The classic French manicure has been in nail fashion industry for a many years. Many women have become accustomed with the nail style. Majority of women tend to choose this style due to its simplicity and versatility.
The French manicure will go with anything you wear and you don’t have to change the colour of your nails every day. It looks elegant and effortless, but if you’re bored of this simple and classic design, why not add nail art to your ring finger and a spot of silver to make it stand out. You will still have the elegance and chic style but with a touch of glamour. This is ideal for sprucing up your outfit, for any occasion.
4. Red Glittery Tips
Red on nails always looks sexy and feminine.
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Many girls stay away from the bright red fingernails, due to it staining your nails afterwards, but we have a solution! Apply to the tips only. Look how gorgeous these red glittery nails look. You can always add some nail art for extra effect.
5. Thin Silver Tips
Instead of sticking to the white French tips, add silver tips to show off your creative side.
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Silver tips, look amazing with a nude / pink base like the photo above. It adds something special and keeps the stylish look.
6. Sparkly Glitter Tips
Glittery tips are heavenly.
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If we happen to notice someone else with glittery nails, of course we check them out, it’s in our nature. This is where many ideas come from. If you opt for these gorgeous nails, next time you’re in a store having the cashier your money, I’m sure they’ll be checking your sexy nails out!
7. Nude Base + Burgundy Tips
Nude colour nails creates a fresh and chic style.
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Adding burgundy tips sets your nails on fire and shows off your sassy side.
8. Glittery Tips
Having a nude colour base with glittery tips will create more attention.
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You have taken all the focus away from your nails and eyes are instantly drawn to the tips.
9. Nude & Light Blue Design
Who would have thought that light blue and nude went together so well!
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These colours look incredible. The blue sets off the nude and gives it a very different vibe.
10. French Tip for Short Nails
Having short nails can sometimes be a pain, especially when you want your nails to grow.
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They seem to take a long time even get passed your finger pads. The classic French manicure whit white tips looks great on all length of nails. The white tips can give the illusion that your nails are longer than they actually are.
Here are tips to help you write a great French essay with exam requirements in mind. Once you’re done, I strongly suggest you proofread your text using my checklist.
Note: if you’re preparing for the French VCE, there is an updated version of these exam tips in my guide “How to Prepare for the French VCE & Reach your Maximum Score”.
While supervising exams or tutoring for exam preparation, I’ve seen too many students writing straight away on their exam copies. Stop! Resist the urge to jump on your pen and take a step back to make sure that you will be addressing all the exam requirements or you may be shooting yourself in the foot and lose precious points.
I recommend that you train with exam sample questions so that you set up good working habits and respect the required length of the essay, as well as the timing (allow at least 10 minutes for proofreading).
Crafting your French Essay
1. Identify the situation: preparation work
- Read the topic carefully, slowly and at least twice to absorb every information/detail.
- Underline/highlight/jot down any piece of information that you are expected to reuse:
- What type of text do you need to write? (a journal entry? A formal letter? A speech? Etc).
Note to VCE French exam students: refer to page 13 of the VCE French Study Design for more information about the different types of texts.
- Who are you in the situation? (yourself? A journalist? etc)
- Who are you addressing? (a friend? A large audience? Etc) à adjust the degree of formality to the situation (for example by using the “tu”/”vous” form, a casual or formal tone/register, etc)
- What are the characteristic features of the type of text you need to write? (eg a journal entry will have the date, a formal letter will start and end with a formal greeting, etc)
- What is your goal ? What are you expected to talk about / present / defend / convey?
- What are the length requirements for your French essay? Respect the word count (there’s usually a 5% or so tolerance. Check the requirements specific to your exam)
Tip: when you practice at home, count how many words in average you fit on a line. This will give you a good indication of how many lines your text should be.
Ex: You write an average of 15 words per line. If you are required to write a 300-word French essay, you should aim for:
300 words / 15 words per line = 20 lines total.
2. Draft the outline of your essay
- An essay typically has an introduction, a body with 2 or 3 distinct parts and a conclusion. (See if that outline is relevant to the type of text you are expected to write and adjust accordingly.)
- Use bullet points to organize your ideas.
- Don’t remain too general. A good rule is to use one main idea for each part and to back it up/reinforce in/illustrate it with one concrete example (eg. data).
- Brainstorming about things to say will also help you use a wider range of vocabulary, which will get noticed by the examiner. Are there some interesting/specific words or expressions that you can think of using in your text (example: if you are writing about global warming, brainstorm the vocab related to this topic. Brainstorm expressions to convince or disagree with something, etc)?
- Make sure you have reused every point identified in part 1.
3. Write your essay
- It’s better if you have time to write or at least draft a few sentences on your draft paper rather than writing directly because:
- You want to meet the word count requirements
- You don’t want multiple words to be barredcross crossed-out and your page looking messy and great anything but neat!
- you don’t want to have to rush so much that your handwriting is really unpleasant to read (or worse, impossible to read…)
- So… monitor your time carefully!
Structuring your text
- Visually, the eye should instantly be able to see the structure of your French essay: make paragraph and skip lines so that it doesn’t look like an unappealing large block of text.
- Use connectors/link words to structure your text and make good transitions.
4. Proofread, proofread, proofread!
- It’s important that you allow at least 10 minutes for proofreading because there most likely are a few mistakes that you can fix very easily. It would therefore be a shame not to give yourself your best chances of success!
Check out my Proofreading Checklist.
If you need any help with your essay, you can submit it to me there.
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