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Trending This Summer: Coloured Tips

04 April 2016
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This summer, take inspiration from the catwalk and revamp your nails with a fun take on the classic French mani – coloured nail tips.

With 15 larger than life shades, the SEVENTEEN Gel Colour range allows you to recreate funky French tips as seen on the Monique Lhuillier SS16 runway. It’s easy to apply and the precise brushdelivers excellent coverage with one easy stroke to ensure your fingers are picking up compliments in no time.

SEVENTEEN make-up artist, Vanesa Guallar, gives the lowdown on the biggest nail-colour trend to rock right now:

“Coloured tips are a fresh way of modernising the French mani and the look is super easy to create at home. Depending on how daring you are, you can even try a coloured tip and a coloured base together – just make sure the colours work together!”

“With bright, ‘look-at-me’ nails gracing the catwalks, there’s plenty of colour inspiration to choose from. I recommend using a bold colour, why not try Pink Flamingo, Emerald Tropics or Hurricane from the SEVENTEEN Gel Colours range.”


To make the pavement your catwalk this summer, use SEVENTEEN’s step-by-step guide to nailing the coloured tips trend:


  1. Prep is key for the perfect manicure. File and gently buff the nail with Boots 6 Way File and Buffer Block, which helps to shape, smooth and add shine.
  2. To make sure your manicure stays in place, always apply a base coat first. Use No7 Stay Perfect Base Coat and make sure it’s completely dry before adding colour.
  3. Then paint your nail tips with SEVENTEEN Gel Colour, remember to keep your hand steady! Or you can use strips of tape across each nail if you’d prefer. Apply 1-2 coats.
  4. Finish by adding one coat of SEVENTEEN Nail Xtras Gloss Top Coat for a hardwearing, high gloss finish, then you’re good to go!


To keep on trend this summer, pick up SEVENTEEN Gel Nail Colour (£3.99) from and larger Boots stores.


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For further information, samples, images please contact Boots Beauty Team on 0207 025 6677 or email


Notes to editors:


Since its birth in the swinging sixties, make-up brand SEVENTEEN has created over the years cosmetics which allow young women to be who they want to be – whether at home, college, work or on a night out. SEVENTEEN isn’t dictated by age; it’s an attitude and a spirited state of mind which is why it appeals to, and is loved by, so many people. Our logo has changed from the number to the written word to embody SEVENTEEN’s sophisticated yet youthful spirit.

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