The majority of girls love to do nail art, but it often takes a lot of time and hard-work to create something new on your nails. Gone are the days of a simple French manicure – these days what you wear on your nails is almost as important as what you wear. With Katy Perry, Alexa Chung and Zooey Deschanel all parading around with vibrant nail art.
Angele Hicks from mobile nail salon, Gloss Beauty is an expert at nail art – here she runs us through the hottest trends for 2013 and gives some hints on how to create the same results on your own fingertips.
With summer here we’re 100% sure that our wardrobe is going to contain nothing but Aztec prints. Known for daring color combinations and sharp black outlines, strong shapes like triangles and circles have been a dominant theme in fashion runways all around the world. The designs take inspiration from the Aztec era – it’s amazing to think that it has survived hundreds of years and still looks current.
Create the look: Use bold, bright colours separated with thick black lines in a geometric pattern
Cath Kidston designs are certainly popular with nail art fans, with a simple pastel colour pallet with a subtle but instantly recognisable pink rose pattern. Quintessentially British, the design has a very nostalgic feel about it goes well with a vintage outfit.
Create the Look: Start with a pastel base coat and create a pattern with small white dots. Add the signature pale pink roses, using a darker pink to add definition and shape.
Whether you call it dip dye, ombre or gradient, this nail art technique is gorgeous and in style. Blending and fading colours on your nails is something you can do yourself easily – the best results often come from experimentation. We’re loving this orange to yellow mix – perfect for summer, it reminds us of a tasty cocktail.
Create the Look: Choose two complimentary or contrasting colours and paint your nails with the lighter shade. Paint the two colours onto a make up sponge before pressing the sponge onto the nail.
The idea of galaxy manicures is very spiritual, you literally have the universe at your fingertips. This simple nail art technique creates striking results quickly that’ll have you reaching for the stars in no time.
Create the Look: Start with a pink base coat before applying different shades of purples, pinks, blacks and blues using different brushes and sponges to mimic a galaxy. Add small white dots for stars and you’re done.
If you’d like creative and stunning nails applied in the comfort of your own home, get in touch with Angele Hicks at Gloss Beauty. Call 07781 407437.