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Doing A French Manicure With Rubber Bands

Monday, October 08, 2012

Believe it or not, the French manicure has been around a good long while.

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According to online sources, it originated in 18th-century Paris and has been a favorite since the 1920s. For those who are not familiar with the term, French manicures are designed to resemble natural looking nails.

It’s fun to get French manicures at the salon. Try to do a French manicure at home, however, and it’s not so easy. That’s where rubber bands help save you time and money.

Ready to display your nail polishing skills? Simply tie a knot in the middle of a rubber band. Put one end on your thumb and the other on a finger. Adjust the rubber band across the nail tip. You are now ready to polish.

Once you have painted the nail, be sure to wait a minute or two before you remove the rubber band. This gives the nail a chance to dry. With all said and done, you'll have a professional looking manicure at a fraction of the cost.

Tell us how you use your rubber bands. We’d like to thank Mike, the winner of our latest blog post. He receives a prize pack and t-shirt. Thank you for participating in our “Stretch the Limits of Alliance Rubber Bands” contest. Remember to comment below!

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