The natural nail with just a hint of colour is a welcome alternative to those vivid reads and pinks. Both timely and timeless, it ties in beautifully with today's natural, healthy look in make-up and goes with every colour in your wardrobe. The natural nail also projects the business like image many working women prefer. But, perhaps most important of all, minor nicks and chips are less noticeable and so your polish lasts longer. We suggest five alternatives : Natural Manicure: Well-groomed, natural-looking nails. French Manicure Silver : Adds an elegant silver touch. French Manicure White : For a sophisticated contrast. French Manicure Pink : For a pinkish sparkling effect. French Manicure Ice Cube : For an icy effect. The first (Natural Manicure) is simplicity itself. The others require a bit of practice but the results are well worth the effort. These five types of manicure begin with the same classical preparation. 1 Thoroughly clean nails by pressing cotton wool soaked with nail polish remover firmly over each nail for a few seconds. Then, with a single stroke from base to tip, remove polish. 2 Shape the nail with the fine side of the supple Mavala Emery Board. Always file from side to centre. Do not file deeply into edges. 3 Use Cuticle Remover and a Manicure Stick wrapped in cotton wool to gently roll back cuticles. 4 Rinse hands thoroughly, brush nails with soft brush. Dry nails completely with an absorbant towel, massaging from tip to roots. 5 If your nails flake and split, apply Mavala Scientifique penetrating nail hardener to the tips of the nails.