From feathered tips to furry fancies, textured nails are one of the hot trends of 2013 – both on and off the runway. We’ve asked Helena Biggs, deputy editor at Scratch magazine, to show us 6 ways to wear the craze…
Feathered fingertips: Get attention flocking to your fingers with a fun, feathered mani. Ciaté offers everything you need to create the look in one handy kit for £20 – just apply nail colour, then a top coat. While still wet, lay a feather on the nail and trim to your chosen length for nails that are soft to the touch. Image courtesy of www.ciate.co.uk.
The velvet touch: Don’t let furry fingers freak you out! Velvet nails can be super stylish and really make a statement. Experiment with an assortment of colours across all 10 nails, or if you’re not quite feeling brave enough, create velvet feature nails or a fun take on the French mani with velvety nail tips. Find your velvet shade of choice from the likes of Ciaté, Original Sugar, or even your local craft shop. Image courtesy of www.kimtreacy.com.
Bullionaire beauties: If you’re looking for a quick-fix nail look for one night only, then the ‘hundreds and thousands’ look is the way forward. Just apply your chosen nail shade and while your top coat is still wet, sprinkle little beads over the nail. Voilà! Shake off the excess and your 3D buillionaire nails are good to go. Image courtesy of www.originalsugar.com.
What a stud: Let your inner rock chick loose by adding studded decals onto nails. Whether you’re a golden girl or silver is your stud colour of choice, just ask your nail technician to embed them in a gel overlay for you or secure over polish with nail glue. Bio Sculpture offers all sorts of studs – use them on each nail or as an accent on your ring finger. Image courtesy of www.biosculpture.co.uk.
Leather look: Complement those new leather trousers or that hot new jacket you’ve just snapped up with some fierce leather-look nails. Nails Inc offers leather-effect polishes in six different shades. Simply apply, allow to dry, and add a skull decal or a few diamantés for that extra bit of edge. Image courtesy of www.nailsinc.com.
Gravel and glitter: Chunky glitters offer a mild 3D-effect on nails and will certainly catch the eyes of your friends come party season. Orly’s Flash Glam FX collection features an assortment of gorgeous sparkly shades that can be layered over your chosen polish colour or used on accent nails. Apply several coats for increased glamour. Sorted. Image courtesy of www.orlybeauty.co.uk.
Nail Art: Inspiring Designs by the World’s Leading Nail Technicians by Helena Biggs is available to from Amazon.