Tips for French Tips

My favorite product Jamberry offers, the one I think every woman should keep on-hand (literally and figuratively) would be the white tips.


These are my fingers, wearing White Tips (short). I wish I had ordered long, but I didn’t know better at the time.

White tips are classic. White tips are something you don’t attempt yourself, you go to a salon for white tips.  And when you do, you probably pay for shellac, acrylics, or gels, because there’s no way you’re willing to deal with those precious white tips chipping the day after you get them.

Every woman needs french tips, at some point in her life.  For weddings, for interviews, or just to feel like an extremely classy woman.  That’s usually why I find myself wearing them.

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…orchid tips. Maybe not for a job interview, but so fun =)

 So, Jamberry saves the day again (or, specifically, the wallet), for offering extremely easy, classy, DIY white tips that you apply like any other set of jams.  For application instructions, click here!

In this post I’m going to explain all you need to know about Jamberry french tips — specifically how to choose the right size.

Sizing:  When in Doubt, Go Long
Jamberry sells 3 sizes of French tips: short, medium, and long.  Counter-intuitively, the sizing is determined by the length of the clear rather than the length of the white.  So the short size would have very little clear, and then lots of white.  The long would have lots of clear and then less white.  See the pic below, for you visual people!

french tips size

Notice how there is always plenty of white…

Why do I recommend long if you’re not sure?  Because with the long, you can always cut the clear shorter, but you can’t add any clear to a short wrap if it is too short.  The clear part is what determines how far down your nail the tip starts.  You want flexibility there, so don’t order too short for your nail.

Here’s a helpful chart.  You can use a dime of your own to see how far down your nail the white would start.

sizing tips

This sizing guide refers to ALL Jamberry tips…Take a look at the other styles you can wear! 

Any questions?  Email me at  Would you wear these?  Share in the comments =).


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