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Over the last few years nails have come right into the forefront of fashion and are almost as important an accessory your shoes or bag. With hand painted designs from WAH Nails, and Nail Porn; nail wraps from Minx, and Nail Rock; and straight colour with gel nails and the old faithful nail polish. We’ve picked out a selection of products you can use at home so you can switch and change as often as you like!
Nailease have launched their new 3D Diamante and Metallic Foil nail wraps! Much like 3D art, these new 3D designs stand out from the nail and have a textured finish – a new take on the original nail wrap phenomenon. They are quick and easy to apply with no heat or drying time needed, perfect for girls on the go wanting to give their nails the extra wow-factor. There are over 30 new designs to choose from, all designs can be seen at www.nailease.co.uk
Get celeb inspired nails in an instant with Nazila Love Glamour’s Nail Glitz! Innovators of nail art and pioneers of all things nail-related, Nazila Love Glamour, has recently launched their fabulous collection of 3D Nail Glitz stick-on nails. The designs are fresh and funky but thankfully require minimum upkeep and don’t involve a celebrity nail technician! The collections start from £9.99 to £29.99 RRP and are available to buy from NazilaLoveGlamour.com
butter LONDON is synonymous with British fashion and a rock’n’roll lifestyle with impeccable eco credentials. The high fashion colours of its ‘3 Free’ nail lacquers (free of Formaldehyde, Toluene and DBP) have led the brand to develop very strong links with the fashion industry. Butter LONDON’s fashion friends include Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Betsey Johnson, Vena Cava, Calvin Klein and Issa amongst others.
Get the salon look at home with the SensatioNail Invincible Gel Polish kit The Starter Kit contains everything you need for 10 gel applications, to create a glossy, damage-proof, mirror like finish. Acheive up to two weeks of dazzling chip proof wear with this kit. Available in 12 stunning colours, the Starter kit is £60 at Asda Direct and the polish colours are just £10!
WAH Nails/Models Own nail pens are a huge hit with nail DIYers. These nail art pens have a dual application system; the fine line brush is ideal for creating strokes and lines, while the thin nib pen can be used to create more detailed intricate animal print designs. The pens also come with a fine wire top to ensure the nib does not get blocked with nail polish.Available from ASOS for £6
There you have it! You could start your own nail salon at home after all that!
There are few trends that we can say apply to both fashion and beauty; the ombré trend has filtered through from clothes, to hair, and now nails. I already tried and tested out the ombré hair with a box of Swartzkopf XXL platinum, I then took it a step further with the extensions! I’ve taken it to my fingertips and tested the new trend out on my own nails. Choosing colours from white to black added a leopard print overlay.
From l-r: Licorice – Essie; Mushroom – Models Own; Cloud – Topshop; Misty Grey – Models Own; Purity – Zoya
Other colour ways to test out are below:
From l-r: Pirate – Chanel; Red Hot Tamale, One Perfect Coral, Tropical Temptation – Revlon; Peach Sherbet – Models Own
From l-r: OPI On Collins Ave, Hot & Spicy, In My Back Pocket, The “IT” Colour – OPI; Lemonade – Orly
From l-r: Emerald City – Revlon; Pretty Edgy – Essie; Spring Green – Barry M; Spring Mews – Nails Inc; Hey! Get in Lime – OPI
From l-r: Violetta – No7; Funky Dunkey – OPI; Lilac Dream – Models Own; Parma Violet – Topshop; Purity – Zoya
Will you be testing out the ombré trend on your nails?
After the phenomenal sell-out success of the Models Own BEETLEJUICE range, growing demands for a Spring Summer update have been answered with three brand-new beautiful shades!! The new Beetlejuice polishes are inspired by the colours of a hot summer haze, mimicking a mirage of complex colour-shifting shades to produce these shimmering duo chrome colours.
Each bottle contains four pearlescent colours mixed into one gleaming polish for an optimum high finish. Launching online and in Boots from this month and also in a unique box set available only at Models Own’s new Westfield Bottleshop opening in April, the collection consists of three brand new shades – Copper Pot, a deep olive tan; Tropical Sun, a glistening sunset and Indian Ocean, a calming iridescent blue with soft pink undertones. Designed to compliment any outfit, Models Own’s latest collection is the perfect accessory for the spring/summer wardrobe, offering unique colour combinations that are all ultra wearable. Available from 19th March at £5 each from Boots and www.modelsownit.com