Chic & Sophisticated – The Top 5 French Manicure Kits of 2019 Reviewed

The French Manicure Lives On

The French manicure will never date and never fall out of favor. Dating as far back as the 18th Century, we can’t get enough of these pretty, natural, nails. Fortunately modern trends are a far cry from the thick cut acrylic tips of the time’s gone by. In fact, today’s French manicures (aka as French nails) come in a whole host of styles from the classic ‘French tip’ or ‘LA tip’ to bold colors and geometric lines.

There are a variety of ways that you can get a French Manicure. The traditional way is, of course, a French tip nail style on your natural nail. If you like artificial nails, then you will love ‘French’ acrylic nail sets for beginners. And for something even more temporary, you can even get ‘french manicure’ inspired nail stickers.

So, whether you want to capture the elegant style and grace of stars of the silver screen or show off your inner fashionista, get ready to create your own rules. And that’s not all – you can achieve all of this from the comfort of your own home. To help you get started, I’ve searched high and low for the best supplies and accessories to achieve the perfect French manicures.

Here are my Top 5 picks for July, 2019:

1) KADS French Manicure Edge Trimmer

What Makes It Great

If you want to create a flawless French manicure, this handy little tool will make achieving the perfect French ‘smile’ easy. Simple to use, this ingenious device deserves a place in every manicure kit.

Where It Could Be Improved

It can be a little tricky to get the hang of on first use.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

The best tool for achieving that perfect C-curve that characterises the beautiful French manicure. This is a must-have for home manicures.

KADS Nail Art Manicure Edge Trimmer Nail Cutter Tool Nail Gel Easy French Smile Line Nail Acrylic Tool with 11...

Last update was on: July 14, 2019 9:11 pm
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2) Blulu 648 Pieces French Manicure Stickers

What Makes It Great

If you’re in a rush, these stickers are an awesome idea – an instant French Manicure without the fuss. Just stick them in place, wipe a coat of clear polish over them, and you’re done. Couldn’t be simpler to create the perfect classic manicure.

Where It Could Be Improved

As with many stickers, they don’t adhere as well if your nails are au naturel, but I can live with that.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Every girl needs a pack of these in her manicure kit. If you love changing up your style, or need a French manicure for a night out with the girls, this is your go-to product.

Blulu 648 Pieces French Manicure Nail Art Stickers, Self-adhesive Nail Sticker Tips for Manicure Decoration DIY Tools (Moon Shape Design,...

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Last update was on: July 14, 2019 7:11 pm
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3) MissLytton Nail Dip Tray

What Makes It Great

This is the perfect gadget for creating the crucial French manicure smile. The guidelines are marked on the tray, both for fingers and powder amounts, and it’ll save huge amounts of time and trouble getting a sharply defined line.

Where It Could be Improved

It’s a real shame that this tray only comes in grey, and looks fairly industrial. Miss Lytton – can you please make it look nicer?

9.3Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you've been struggling to achieve flawless French manicure lines, this little dip tray is the perfect thing. I'd recommend it for DIY home manicures as well as salon use. And don't forget, practice makes perfect.

MissLytton Nail Dip Container Tray French Manicure Tool, Dipping Powder Container Mold, Professional Nail Tips Guide Art Tools with Finger...

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Last update was on: July 14, 2019 8:11 pm
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4) ZEVA French Nail Brightener

What Makes It Great

This little bottle of magic pinkens nail beds and whitens tips as you apply it. There’s no need to worry about the French smile as that happens naturally just using your nail line; it also seems very durable and damage resistant. If you’re rushing about, and need to feed your manicure fix, just open a bottle of Zeva’s Nail Bright.

Where It Could Be Improved

As you apply this, the odor is very strong. It does fade, but I would recommend opening the window while you use this polish.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This simple polish is a shortcut to a gorgeous and long-lasting French manicure when you're pushed for time. Vegan and cruelty free - this is an essential addition to your polish collection.

ZEVA Nail Bright – One-Step Salon Grade French Manicure Fingernail & Toenail Polisher & Whitener – Quick Dry White &...

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Last update was on: July 14, 2019 9:11 pm
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5) Kiss Acrylic French Manicure Kit

What Makes It Great

I’m always slightly skeptical when it comes to false nails, so I tried these out with some trepidation. They went on easily, once I’d filed them into shape, and felt comfortable and very useable. I managed to do everything I wanted to without them pinging off, and they stayed on and looked good for nearly a week.

Where It Could be Improved

They are a quite long and tough, so do take a bit of filing to fit your own nails.

9.0Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you like the ease, speed and simplicity of false nails, these are a great addition to your manicure kit.

Kiss Products Salon Acrylic Real Short French Nail Kit, 28 Count - Alter Ego (2 Pack)

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Last update was on: July 14, 2019 6:11 pm
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