French Revival Nails (Spring 2016 Nail Trends)

Hey Beauties!

I am already getting into a spring mood, although I still like to pull out darker shades every now and then. I was browsing for some inspiration and I wanted to see what are spring 2016 nail trends. The one that caught my eye, is the french revival. I saw some very interesting french tips, but metallic ones with black outline around the skin, looked the most challenging. Of course, I had to try to recreate it. The inspiration is from Johnathan Simkhai Spring 2016 fashion show (the photo is from here).

Original shades are pretty classic with white, metallic silver and black. I wanted something warmer, so I went for light peachy pink, metallic gold and black.

I did took photos in between the steps that I did, but it's pretty self-explanatory. I applied two coats of light peachy pink shade on all my nails. Then I took metallic gold nail polish and just applied it with the brush that it comes with in a french tip kind of way. My nails are a bit straighter cut, so the effect is not the same as if you have rounder nail tips. After that I took a black nail polish and with a thin striping brush I went around the edges of my nails, trying not to get it on the skin or leave any white space in between the nail and skin. This is the hardest part for me. Black nail polish looks uneven and trying to apply it as close to the skin and as straight as possible, is well, difficult.

The end result is pretty interesting, although it may not be for everyone. I guess it sort of looks like you've gotten some dirt between your nails and the skin. At least my dad thinks it looks like that - men! If you don't like it with the black outline, you can always just do the color all over and metallic tips, which also looks pretty interesting and a bit different. 

Of course, I also tried to recreate the pretty pose on the photo so here are some of my oh-so-natural hand placements. 

I'm really interested in what you think about this trend? Would you wear it?

Products used:
Kiko Nail Lacquer 507 Blush
Essence LE Metal Glam Nail Polish in 04 Gold Digger
Maybelline Color Show 677 Blackout
Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat


  1. Omg these nails are gorgeous!

    I love the gold tips! And I'm definitely going to pick up some gold nail paint and give this a go. Not sure I'd do the black line round the outside though.

    Katie |

    1. Thank you :) Yeah the black outline is a bit less wearable, but metallic tips are great :D.

  2. Kak kul! Moram kdaj sprobat :D

  3. Zelo zanimivo! Jaz že tudi komaj čakam pomlad :)

  4. Prekrasno si tole ustvarila :)

  5. Vau, tole pa prekrasno izgleda, ampak moram reči, da je zagotovo zaradi barvne kombinacije, ki si jo izbrala, vse tri barve prav krasno pašejo skupaj. :)

    1. Hvala :) Res pašejo ti odtenki skupaj. Pa se mi je vedno zdelo, da k roza paše bolj srebrna. No saj moja je boly peachy roza, zato pa paše zlata :D.