Get a splash of style at your fingertips with these fun nail colours and trends.
The easiest way to lift a dull outfit or mood is with a dash of fun nail polish. When it comes to nail trends, traditional French manicures are about as current as choker necklaces. And while simple red nails will never go out of style, these trends will really lift and take your look to the next level.
‘The sunny months have seen a softer side this year, with pastels making yet another comeback. For the first time Pantone announced blend of two colours for their influential Colour of The Year 2016 – ‘Rose Quartz’ and ‘Serenity’ blue. Adopt the dreamy Serenity blue nails first with Essie’s summery Saltwater Happy shade, $17.95 from Priceline. And get the Rose Quartz pink with Natio’s Peony nail colour, $9.95 from Blooms the Chemist. Want to be really on trend? Give your own nail art a go and use both of these shades – try a blue base with pink polka dots or stripes on top.
Want to upgrade your nails? Go for nail art, special effects or simply a whole lot of sparkle.
Inspired by Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Baja East Spring/Summer 2016 fashion shows, glitter is having a moment. Revlon Transforming Effects Top Coats, $13.95, from McFadden’s Centre Pharmacy will bring the bling and you can put them on top of any shade you like to customise your look.
Or for an oh-so shiny translucent effect, try Mavala’s Jelly nail polish, $8.50 from Blooms the Chemist. It comes in poppy bright colours.
Not so French
If you have the time, experiment with your own nail art. Try your hand at nude nails with a curved line of a bright colour at the top of nails that have a rounded shape. Think French manicure with a modern twist. Elle.com reports this look was seen at various spring/summer runway shows, including Monique Lhuillier and Veronica Beard.