NAILING IT: MANICURED ART
Words by: Ella Winfield
No matter what anyone tells you, there is no better feeling than walking out the nail salon with a set of ten fresh talons. Newfound confidence comes over you as you take pride in doing the most mundane of tasks. Even paying for something becomes bearable as you open your purse at the checkout, slowly flexing your newly extended colourful fingers, waiting for the ‘oh my god I love your nails’ to come out the cashier’s mouth. Typing long emails, pushing the button for the lift, folding clothes all become an excuse for admiring what god couldn’t give you, but the nail salon could. Anyway, you get the point- short, long, bold or subtle, life is just better with a set of nails that express who you are.
This nail trend is making our least favourite subject in school a lot more bearable. Mix up the trend and use different textures like gems and stickers to create the shapes.
Modern, individual and versatile. Bring out the editorial hand model we know you have in you and top your nails with tips as transparent as the look on your face when the cashier tells you the dress you want isn’t in the sale.
The 'French Manicure' Makeover
A 90s throwback, but with a twist. Top your nails with any colour you desire, pastels, neon’s, the world is your oyster; long gone are the days of pastel pink nail-beds topped with a startlingly white tip.
Chanel branded nail art
All That Glitters
Whether you keep this trend classy with a light scattering of glitter on one finger, or you are more of a ‘go hard or go home’ type of girl and cover every inch of each nail in diamantes, it would be rude not to try this trend; after all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.
Nude nails are nice, but if that’s your go-to nail look, this trend probably isn’t for you. Think of your nails as the canvas, and you as the artist and just go wild.