There’s a serious 90s renaissance going on right now – it’s influencing everything from fashion to hairstyles. And now nails. Beyonce and Bella Hadid have both been sporting the classic French mani, need I say more?
2019’s take on the French mani is cool enough to make you forget even your schooldays’ most tragic DIY-jobs – ultra-thin, wobbly tips *shudders*. Switch up the colours and nail shape, or add nail stickers, for a contemporary twist.
While a bright white mani looks great with deeper skin tones, a milky shade is perfect when tans fade (or if you’re scared of that tipp-ex look). Layer for an opaque colour or keep it sheer for a more natural finish.
Make a bold statement with your hands – granted, nail art isn’t as hardcore as knuckle tattoos but at least it’s mum-friendly. Choose your words wisely (10 letters max), pick a font and let your nails do the talking.
We’re already huge fans of marble bathrooms (chic) and marble cakes (delicious) so marble nails were bound to be a hit. If you like it classic, use white for the accent colour, or go with contrast colours and metallics for something different.
There are two types of people in this world. People who get mani’s religiously and those who don’t. If you don’t, negative space nails are for you. Get a design on the top half of your nail – incorporating your natural nail – without having to worry about regrowth. Revolutionary.
6 nail trends you need to try for Autumn 2019
I know that officially autumn doesn’t start until the 23rd of September but, look, Bake Off has started and pumpkin spice lattes are back which means that summer is over. Sorry, but it’s true. While the same cannot be said for dark nights, we’re welcoming autumn’s nail trends with open arms.
By Beth Ludolf
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