I’ve never been an advocate of the traditional French manicure. Not sure you’ll ever find a beauty editor who is. While the original should be locked away in the ’80s, I never said I wasn’t open to a twisted version of it.
I designed my own “nouveau French mani” (that’s my hand on the right) at the nail salon with a teal polish on my nails and a deep navy on the tips.
My neighbor Taryn (that’s her hand on the left) went for a plum-based mani pairing a purple polish that almost looks black with a raspberry color on the tips.
We tried to record the names of the OPI polishes we used but they weren’t readable on the bottles. Hopefully, you’ll use this photo as inspiration to create your own postmodern French mani. If/when you do, send me the pics!
to see more of my fun manicure ideas.