I read this article and really like the look. With the thin off white tip, it looks how I would like my nails to look without polish. The picture below is from the article. A link to the full article in Nails magazine is below. Why do salons charge so much for French manicure? It doesn't take them that much longer to do than a solid color. I should print the article and take it with me to the salon and ask if they can do that. I really need to get up to speed on where to find different brands of polish locally. So, I need to find Essie "Vinyl Bikini" and "Like Linen" to take with me. I don't want to leave it to chance on what they select.