Nail Art Special: French Tips (Alternative/Reverse)

Nail Art Special: French Tips (Alternative/Reverse)

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Well, yesterday you saw something that is a classic. Today, however, you’re going to see a spin on something as classic as French tips. While Vogue India called it, reverse French, we call it the Alternative French tips. So instead of going with white-hued tips, we went with black (with a bit of shimmer). Now remember, I’d filed my nails square, but this particular look looks better and more elegant with oval shaped nails.
If you haven’t already read through our concept then here you go:

The concept

The intent was simple. To de-code some great palettes, try my hands at global ramp trends, and not losing my vision, while doing so. I am a 29-year old blogger and I do NOT appreciate over-the-top, loud, floral prints on my hands, or anybody’s hands, whatsoever. Each of these curated looks are a take on popular trends like pastels, gold and glitter, stickers, and bright colours.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1515″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]

The products

We used Bio Sculpture Range in this series, and I am happy to say that it’s one of the stable, long-lasting nail polish brands in the world.

The basics

Make sure your nails are clean, buffed and filed before you start any nail tutorial. For me, Harsha, the nail artist at Imperial Salon prepped my nails Apricot Kernel Scrub, Potpourri Aqua Soak and Hand Butter. She also used sanitizers as well as a cuticle oil for healthy, strong nails.

The Tutorial

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  1. Apply base coat if needed.
  2. Use a coat of white, we used ‘French White’ from White Collection
  3. Now carefully apply black on your tips: we used the one with shimmer called Starry Night (Dark Blues, Greys and Black Collection), but you can use a glossy shade to your liking.
  4. Clean out the edges to make sure it looks neat.
  5. Finish with top coat: I think this one had silver undertones that only added to the overall look.

Last word: I think this is perfect for days you want to try something new. Be it a dinner with family or a party to attend, this look would be perfect.


About Bio Sculpture

One of the differential factors that make Bio Sculpture a touted brand is because it is the ONLY brand to have undergone an independent clinical trial and to have received a 5 star safety rating. The spa collection (can be used at home) has a variety of collections, and each of these pigments lasts for about 10 days (without fading). On the plus side, the spa collection contains botanicals, vitamins and anti-oxidants. With a highly trained staff, the Imperial Salon is a great place to try The Bio Sculpture Gel Range. The coating is flexible, protects and conditions your nails and lasts for about 3 weeks.  All nail polishes are toluene free, DBP and formaldehyde free.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1520″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]

About Hayley Louis Dack

Highly experienced in holistic therapies, medi spa, Ayurveda and water therapies, Ms Dack is an expert in wellness. She has about three decades of experience in holistic regimes having been trained in Australia and travelled to many parts of the world. Be For Beauty had the fortune of meeting and interacting with Ms Dack in our spa special back in December 2014. In this special, she was very patient in listening to my concept and ensured that we got the best.

Imperial Salon

One of my favourite places in the city, Imperial Salon is open to all guests who appreciate luxury and service. Be it pedicures, facials, hair spas or bridal make-up, the staff is so well trained that every experience at the Salon is bright and indulgent.


All pictures have been clicked by Richa Singh, a 29 year old photographer based in Delhi. You can get in touch with her on [email protected]

Be For Beauty would love for you to experience a nail ritual at The Imperial Salon, so stay tuned to this space.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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