Posted on September 14 2018
A timeless, tried-and-true classic, the French manicure is an old favourite that dates as far back as the 18th century! However, its popularity has dimmed slightly in recent years , with many calling it “boring” and “out of style”.
Nothing could be further from the truth! Here’s how to breathe some new life into this stylish staple and get it back in vogue:
1. Rainbow Stripes
Who doesn’t love rainbows? This bright, technicolour design will give your tips a slightly edgy, modern twist that’ll have you turning heads wherever you go!
Our recommendations: Black Widow (or any other dark shade) will work beautifully for the base. Then, just pick any of your favourite EasyPeel colours to create the thinly-striped, multicoloured “rainbow” along the tips. Ta-da!
2. French Marble Tips
This classy, stylish new trend combines the basic French tip with the ever-popular marble nail design. It adds a touch of elegance to your manicure - perfect for special events or a night out.
Our recommendations: Deep, rich colours like Atlantis usually work best for the base. Before it dries, add some tiny spots of Snow White on top, then use a toothpick to draw the marble-like streaks. Finish off by adding accents or other designs along your smile line to further enhance the look!
3. French Pastel Tips
Plain white tips with a nude base are just so yesterday. Liven up this classic look with alternating pastel hues on each fingertip for a sweet, playful mani!
Our recommendations: Grab any of our gorgeous pastel shades (Cotton Candy Skies, Mint For Each Other and Lilac Breeze) to help you rock this adorable design. Cure quickly under our Nova II Lamp, and finish with a layer of clear top coat.
4. French Glitter Manicure
When it comes to making your nails look more exciting, there’s nothing quite like glitter polish to add a little extra shine.
5. Geometric French Tips
Tired of the same traditional crescent moon tips every time? No problem! Switch things up with geometric patterns for a trendy, modern take on this ageless design!
Our recommendations: Chic and versatile, this nail design works well with almost any pattern and colour combination. Pick your favourite shades and mix and match as you please!
6. Side Stripe
Sometimes, it’s fun to mix things up! Instead of the usual French tip design, try this elegant side stripe, which has the added benefit of making your nails appear longer and more glamorous.
There are plenty of fun, new ways to elevate the conventional French manicure and bring it into the 21st century. Why not grab one of our starter kits and begin adding some spice to this much-loved classic today?