Easy Salon French Toes using Gel Polish

Easy Salon French Toes using Gel Polish


Kirsty: Hi everybody, I’m Kirsty Meakin from Naio Nails. In this video, we are going to do another toe video on my feet and it’s gonna be French and I love, absolutely Love French toes. It’s one of my favourite. So, let’s get started. What I’m gonna do, I have buffed over my nails with a block, I’m just gonna make sure I have a nice straight edge. That is definitely key to having a great French, just to make everything really uniform. So, I want it straight with a soft curve towards the corners. So, straight on top and slightly curved at the corners. I’m gonna keep dusting off so I can really see the shape of that nail. I mean, look, what is that? Why is it…what’s that shape? What? Kirsty: You wanna see my brother’s feet.
Adam: Really? Do I? Kirsty: Oh, my God! They are horrific. They are like so wide. Adam: Right!
Kirsty: Super wide, flat…mine are flat, I don’t have a curve. Kirsty: So, you know, you have less arch when you put your foot down. My foot is flat, I can’t get my fingers underneath. This instep here. You’ve got an instep, see. So, it arches up. I don’t have any arch. Izzy’s even worse than mine. And his ankles…I’ll get him send some pictures. His ankles are wider than his heel. Adam: Right! That’s…
Kirsty: They’re like super wide. Kirsty: I get pictures, will pull them on. It’s horrific. So funny. I caused him nightmare to be honest bless. Bless him. Kirsty: Yeah! So, I suppose my point is, that my toes might be bad, but you should see my brother’s.
Adam: Hmm! Kirsty: I would definitely say that this nail on my big toenail… can you see how it goes off to one side? Now, I can try to counteract that a little bit, but on toe , it does look very strange when you do it. So, what I’m gonna do, I’m gonna counteract it a tiny bit, not loads because it does tend to throw everything off a little bit too much. It’s not quite the same as doing it with, you know, your fingernails. Just gonna sneak down the side. So, we’ve counteract it a little bit. Took a little bit off here than I’ve taken a little bit off here. If you can see that that looks a little bit straighter than I did before. I’m gonna wipe over with Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution. Make sure you clean right down those sidewalls. So, I will apply the base. Don’t ever skip the base because everything won’t be as smooth, and we need a nice smooth application, especially for French and also it will last a lot longer as well. In my Dampen Dish, I’m gonna put a little bit of Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution. I never touch the skin. Gonna use my Orange Wood-stick just to clean around and the Orange Wood-stick will absorb the Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution and actually make a really cool tool to just clean up anything that touches the skin. Now, I can actually get away with not separating it, but I’m gonna show you how to separate the toes. So, I’m gonna get some kitchen towel and I’m gonna twist like this and I’m gonna stick it up the nose. Adam: You could just get some of that.
Kirsty: Oh, yes! So,Adam has come up with this great idea. Kirsty: What are they called? Something
Adam: It’s like packing stuff Kirsty: Yeah! So, the packing things that you get.
Adam: Are they disposable? Kirsty: Well, they are, yeah, I suppose. Kirsty: Let just put them like that. Adam: Yeah! I think that works brilliantly. We saw your way in another video. This is my way and plus, that gets delivered with your gel polish. Kirsty: It does, yes. You’re right.
Adam: So, you can do your toes for free. Well. Kirsty: Okay, I’ll go with it.
Adam: You can just use everything that gets delivered to you. Kirsty: Yes, even the packaging.
Adam: Even the packaging. Kirsty: Okay, Adam. It does feel a bit weird. Alright! So now, we’re gonna use Beauty Beneath. Beauty Beneath is a nude with a lot of pigment. Now, I, as you can see, have stained nails due to using a lot of fake tan. Some of it has come off when I buffed over with the block, but I wanna completely cover that. So, I like using a nude that has a lot of pigment. So, this is weird that these are on my toes. And I wanna put the nude on first. So, I wanna get a nice coverage. If you need to creep closer to the cuticle, you can use a Pointy Tool just to touch the gel and sneak it a little bit closer. Again, if you get any on the skin, use your Orange Wood-stick to clean any of that off. I’m gonna cure that toe first. Will my toes fit in with those in my… Just about. What are you even having me do? Maybe I should just squish them bits down, Kirsty: …so, I can get in the lamp a little bit better.
Adam: So, what you could do is, cut them in half… Kirsty: Yes!
Adam: …and then you’ve got double the amount. Kirsty: Exactly, yeah.
Adam: You know, both feet with just four. Kirsty: Yeah! Or you could do the other way that I did in the previous video. Adam: You could do the other way that you did the previous video.
Kirsty: But I’m rolling with it. I like it. Kirsty: So, I’ve cured the big toe because I don’t wanna knock it, I wanna concentrate. I always try to do this when I do my first layer of colour. I’d get that toe, the big toe cured. And then, I’m gonna move on. And what’s on the brush now should be able to do all of my other toenails. Adam: Hailey’s little toenails doesn’t exist. Kirsty: Lots of people have that problem, you know.
Adam: It’s like… Kirsty: Non-existent.
Adam: …I’ve never seen anything that’s so small. Adam: There’s one there…
Kirsty: But is it just… Adam: …but it’s like a pinprick of nail. I just don’t get it. I don’t know. There’s just no point. It’s like a little triangle.
Kirsty: Does she…oh, I know what you mean. Is it thick as well? Adam: No! It’s…
Kirsty: No! Adam: When I say it’s like a pinprick, it’s so small. You can just barely make out that it’s a triangle. Kirsty: Alright! Let’s clean. I’m gonna pop them in the lamp. Kirsty: Now, I’m gonna do the second coat of colour.
Adam: Is it easier to do your second? Kirsty: Coat. It’s a lot easier to do the second coat, especially when you’ve got gel polish that is so highly pigmented. And when I’m doing the other toenails. I don’t need loads of gel polish on my brush, so, I just tap tap the brush onto the side of the bottle to get rid of the excess. In the lamp. So, now…Now now now! Brown Cow! Kirsty: Where’s that’s come from?
Adam: How Now Brown Cow. Kirsty: Right! This is how I do my French. I love French nails because I think they look clean and tidy. I love them on toes. I may have crazy nails on my fingers, but I love them on toes and this is how I like to do them. Some people get the brush and they go straight for it and paint, but oh, my God, that is like, so difficult. I like to get the white. Sometimes, I drag it straight off the brush but I’m gonna put it on a pallet, just so I can show you. Scoop it up. You can use a Dotting Tool for this or any kind of Pointy Tool and we’re gonna take it from this edge. Some people use a brush. This is the easiest way I have found to do a French. Now, if we were doing this on nails, we create a deep smile line. That would look really crazy on toes. You don’t need to do that. All you need to do is, create a little bit of a curve at the edge, so these corners have a little bit of a curve. Look how easy that was to do. You don’t wanna come right down because you want the nail to look skinny. If you start to bring the white down really far down the sides, it will start to look wider and you want a nice skinny free edge. You don’t want a thick free edge. It doesn’t look as nice in my opinion. I’m gonna cure that because I don’t wanna knock it down, and I think it looks beautiful. Now, I’m gonna do the other nails. You don’t need a lot. It’s easy to add more than to take it off. So, we’re starting at that corner. I’m gonna reload. and come from this corner in. And it’s kind of like drawing with a pen, so it’s a lot easier to move around the gel. I’m liking the toe separators, Adam but they’re a little bit squeaky. Adam: Yeah, I don’t like that sound.
Kirsty: It’s a bit…yeah. Adam: Polstyrene, ugh.
Kirsty: Yeah. Adam: Those aren’t too bad. Kirsty: If it comes a bit low, you can take your little brush and sweep that out, and put a little bit of Gel Residue Wipe-off Solution on your brush, not a lot. You will need to make sure you blot out the brush before you do this. It’s what it was. There was a bit of, little bit of fluffage. Pop those in the lamp. And because the white is so pigmented, you do not need to add a second layer. So, it’s super quick. And then we go and do the top coat. This is super easy. Some people get scared of doing French on toes because obviously, the surface area is a lot smaller than on your fingers. But using this technique, it makes it a lot easier. Pop them in the lamp. Oh, my toe separator had to wiggle on there. Alright! Let’s take out my gorgeous separators. Cuticle oil. And I’m gonna rub the toes and pull the cuticles back down. So, we sneak a little bit closer. Easy-peasy French toes on my ugly feet. They’re now pretty though. There you are, guys. Hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Don’t forget, check out our next video and have some fun watching. Everything I’ve used today will be listed below and I’ll see you in the next one. Bye-bye! Super. Super darling.

100 thoughts on “Easy Salon French Toes using Gel Polish

  1. Great video – love thin lines too – Adam's idea for toe separators works nicely. Your toes are not ugly so don't worry. Personally I think feet in general are ugly on EVERYBODY – perfect toes or not – feet are just plain weird, LOL. ;D

  2. I like this but for me it’s much simple to put gel polish on my finger and dragging the finger across the edge of the nail ❀️

  3. I use those packing peanuts all the time! We ran out in nail school, so I went into the dispensary and grabbed them. Blew the minds of the instructors! I felt right proud.

  4. It makes me laugh so hard when you talk about the shape of your toes because I have one toe on each foot that looks like it belongs on the other foot. My mom and have always laughed that my toes got switched. 🀣🀣🀣

  5. how do you take gel off your toes becuase i’ve been to salons where they’ve used a drill and taken off half my toenail

  6. Has anyone else ever had an entire toe nail just fall off without noticing?
    Happens to me so much in the winter.. lll go to give myself a pedi and then I’m like β€œoh…ok bye then” πŸ˜‚

  7. heehee adams cool i would have never thought to do that damn i'm going to do that now πŸ™‚ and ooo french toes I'm gonna do that too it's very pretty

  8. Kirsty do you have any tips on how to build your business or get started anything. Like when you first started out how did you do it

  9. I love french mani and pedi. I can get a french pedi and it'll last 6-9 months and looks perfect the entire time lol ive been too poor to go get them done, i think its been like 8 yrs 😒. I usually dont do anything with my finger nails but I always do my toes… it never comes out as good as it does when a professional does it, obviously haha I do miss having pretty frenchie toes tho😣 id have french toes 24/7, 365 days a year if I could.

  10. She does it so effortlessly. When I do it I have to take a breather every 5 minutes 'cause my mom tummy gets in the wayπŸ˜‚

  11. Oh, if I had that kind of flexibility it would be so much easier to do. I don't think you would like mine at all. I do the thick line, and the white goes on first, then the rest of the nail. I use a bling pink sparkly on the nail and against the white it is seriously bling bling. It is nice to be able to see someone else do their toes!

  12. Oh Kirsty, you are so adorable. You have very cute feet. All of my toes are curved, lol! You would gasp! Love the cute little french. I need to practice feet. Mine are difficult.

  13. Oh my gosh now I know what I'm doing wrong I make my smile line two big thank you so much now my feet look beautifulπŸ˜€β˜ΊπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜

  14. If I could post a pic of my feet on here I would, I broke (smashed actually) both little toes on each foot 18 years ago, they've "healed" wonky and twisted so they kind of sit tucked under my other toes. They are a mess!

  15. Wow! These turned out GREAT! I've never seen a French manicure on toenails that I actually liked before. I think it may be because they make the white part too wide? Oh, and the instep vs. arch thing… The arch is the part on the sole and the instep is the top of your foot, where the metatarsals are. I have always had very high insteps, even as a child. Sadly, I always had to buy wide width shoes to accommodate my insteps, which meant my shoes were always more expensive, AND last year's (or older) styles. It SUCKED when I was a teen. And now, my arches have fallen, my insteps are STILL very high, and I still have to buy wide, or extra wide, shoes. Luckily, in my mid-fifties, I don't give a flying fig about current trends, I only care about comfort. You would NEVER catch me in a Loubitan stiletto, even if they actually came in my size. I'm much more the Birkenstocks and sneakers kind of woman.

    I think everyone (almost) has something weird about their feet, but Kirsty has nice feet, even if she doesn't think so. I have fourth toes that curve toward my third toes and are shaped exactly like a cashew. My mother and her father also have, or had, the exact same fourth toes. They might be weird, but along with the weird fourth toes, we also have immunity to small pox, so I'll take the weird fourth toes for that immunity. Another thing that's happened as I've gotten older is that arthritis is changing the shape of my toes, especially the big toe. They now curve toward the other toes so much that the joint above my big toenails curve toward the other toes at about a 45 degree angle. Sadly, I just can't wear sandals in the summer anymore.

  16. Free toe separators with every box of Naio Nails product. πŸ˜‰
    I'll have to try doing my own French Tip toe nails. Haven't been brave enough before.

  17. I just paint a blob and use alcohol and a brush to clean it up I like this buuuttt the white at my job is not pigmented at all.

  18. I love French tip toenails too. For years my toes were either French tip or red. Nothing else. My fingers were either French tip or just clear overlay. I was so scared of color! Lol. Now I like to try other things but French toes are timeless.

  19. Wow wot an easy way 2 do french toes, im disabled but im gonna giv it a go. Thanks Kirsty, Adams idea is gr8 i hav tiny toes n cant use normal seperaters. Cuttin them length ways cud work, i wud hav 2 cut them in slices 🀣🀣🀣🀣 xxxc

  20. Kirsty I was thinking the same thing…that packing popcorn is perfect as toe separates but just a bit too much ASMR squeakiness. πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚

  21. I have horrible toenails. The are thick an hard to trim. I also have never seen anyone with toes like mine. Most people have their second toe as long or longer than their big toe. Not me, my toes get shorter as you move from the big to little toe. 😨😭

  22. I tried Kirsty's previous tip for separating toes and my clients LOVED it!!! Thank you so much, I always learn a lot with you guys and share a few laughs as well.

  23. One of my main inspirations at the moment and a while back! Hope this fall's videos will be interesting! <3 Finally found some nail therapist OG's where I am! You are ALL so good! <3 I just enjoy the technique and knowledge of the profession in all and how it makes peoples lives "bling" a little bit more! Always did! That's power! <3 <3 <3 Love ya!

  24. I love Adam's idea, it's good to reuse packing things as much as possible. I'm normally not a fan of French nails but it really suits toes! I might even try this on my toes as best I can. Two of my toes have a damaged matrix after I dropped a kayak on my feet back in 07, so those grow a bit weird.

  25. It's so sad how mean she is to the camera man. She can't really stand him it seems. She judged his idea of the packing peanuts until she realized it actually worked quite well.

  26. I can't reach my toes thanks to uneven hips and tight hamstrings thanks to scoliosis, but my fiance gladly paints them for me so I'll have to show him this πŸ™‚

  27. bravo ces magnifique trΓ¨s jolie bravo gros bisous Martine πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’…πŸ’…πŸ’…πŸ˜˜πŸ˜™πŸ‘„πŸ‘„β€

  28. The STRUGGLE is real, since having BOTH knees replaced, & a 9 inch plate in my left femur, I cannot bend my legs enough to do my OWN toes ANYMORE!! Love pink n whites on toes!!

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