Nailed it


After more than a month of fashion shows from the very best, there’s a whole crop of fresh spring/summer nail trends emerging for minimalists and maximalists alike.

 

 

Texture is the name of the game this year; add oomph with polka dots, geometric patterns, rhinestone applique and glitter, or channel your inner mermaid with cute embellishments such as pearls or tiny shells. High-shine varnishes with a shimmery, metallic finish are perfect for the festive party season, particularly in silver, gold and chrome hues.

Warmer weather means brighter colours, so why not experiment with a pop of on-trend marigold yellow, breezy blue, cherry red or vibrant peach? And remember – dark shades aren’t just reserved for the colder months. Can’t decide on a hue? Try gradient shades of one original colour, or a rainbow of your favourite pastel hues.

If au natural is more your aesthetic, an opalescent polish graduating in intensity (ombre to those in the know) makes for a magical moment, while a swipe of glossy topcoat keeps out dirt and adds a healthy sheen.

Nothing says nails like a classic French tip, but this traditional manicure has had a modern refresh for SS19/20; the expected white tips have been replaced by a rainbow of shades. How about experimenting with best of both worlds by picking your two favourite complementing colours for a two-tone tip?

 

 


 

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