The French manicure is back, yes, it’s back according to Chanel. As shown across the S/S 13 runways, minimalist beauty is the trend to watch to combat contrasting prints, bold attire and lovely lace.
The versatile nail style, proving less is more is currently on trend and in style with fashion’s finest such as the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton out and about royally rockin’ the polished look – it’s ladylike cool at best.
At Chanel, models had their nails painted in the shade Ballerina and the soon to be released Eastern Lights, in stores next March, as part of the Hong Kong Collection Chanel. For a budget alternative, the French manicure set, $23.99, by Manicare, currently adorning my nails provides you with the three essential shades, French Pink, French White and French Finish, to be applied as a top coat. Also included are 20 tapes to perfect your white tips. Tip tapes are also sold separately.
Each polish boasts a high quality finish, a look that will translate to your toes – c’est chic! The standout is French White, an opaque shade giving you the look for less. I would recommend applying a base coat underneath French Pink for a streak-free look, as the formulation is sheer.
The transition from the working week to the weekend is left easy with a flush of colour suitable for any occasion. It is a kit worth investing in, not only for the French manicure, but your polish collection will benefit too, adding basic essential colours.
A D-I-Y manicure that is as simple as un, deux, trois. Oh la la.
Lady G’day X