The signature French manicure, that combo of pink-based beige with an exaggerated white tip, has been the go-to look for formal wear for ages. Some ladies mix it up with an opalescent top coat to add some iridescent shine, but for the most part, French manicures have stayed neutral…until now! With the influx of fun trends from neon to glitter to colorblocking, why not mix it up and try some fun, funky twists to your ordinary French manicures? We’ve rounded up five of our favorite new takes on the classic manicure, so give those digits a dapper little makeover this summer!
Neon & Neutral
Neon and neutral has been a popular color combination this spring and summer, spotted on everything from shoes to purses and now to nails. Try it out with a good taupe base like OPI’s San Tan-Tonio ($8.50 from drugstore.com), then punch it up with some bright, bold color at the tip, like these fun shades from Essie’s Poppy- Razzi Collection ($8 on essie.com). Vibrant hues like “Action” and “Lights” will really pop against the tan base!
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