French manicures, with their crisp white tips and glossy base, were first made popular in the ‘70s, saw a resurgence in the ‘90s, and have recently made another comeback - but this time, with a twist.

The key difference? White is out, with rainbow shades firmly in. Whether it's a dash of bright blue, shimmering silver or siren red – any colour goes. For a more grown-up take, just revive the tip and keep the base coat classic by selecting a natural, sheer polish.

Painted tips look their prettiest curved, so we recommend keeping your nail shape soft and rounded rather than square.