The coming season isn't about glitter, stars, and rainbows, but rather unique nail tips, according to Glamour's August 2012 issue.
The French mani was given an update at Rebecca MinKoff, where manicurist Emma Lara did two stripes of jewel tones, and at Behnaz Sarafpour, thanks to foils. At Joy Cioci, Manacchio attached bits of tulle, lace, and fishnet to the edges of nails with fabric glue.
You can even use nail decals on tips only to achieve this look. Just cut off the excess decal and file.
Create bold tips with metallic shades like Essie's Midnight and Jazz against a subtle neutral such as Cami. Use Essie's Rubies to bedazzle.
You can also try CND's Silver Chrome or Dashing Diva's DesignFX Nail Appliques in Lace Love Affair.