If you haven’t heard, French tips have officially gotten a makeover. The classic pinkish-nudes accented by white tips have been swapped with innovative and fresh pops of color in fun and funky designs. This week, our Mani Monday pick is the updated French tip, inspired the runway nails Essie created for Rebecca Minkoff’s most recent runway show. This mani is everything you need in a summer nail: It’s unique, colorful and most importantly, simple to do at home.

Get the Look:

You’ll need:

Base: First Base Base Coat

Essie Colors:


Designated DJ

B’aha Moment

Excuse Me Sur

Backseat Besties

Top coat: Gel Setter

Start with a base coat, followed by a coat of Mademoiselle. To create the rainbow design, use a striping brush to draw four thin arches with the other shades. Begin with Designated DJ about halfway down the nail. Add B’aha Moment, Excuse Me Sur and Backseat Besties, slightly overlapping each color. Finish with Gel Setter Top Coat.

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