Bored of your classic white tip paired with a pink base? Switch things up by moving the white to the base of your nail, et voilà you’re rocking the ‘reverse French’. If you want to take it a step further, use the House of Holland show as inspiration and pair two different colours. For our shoot, we went for a bit of monochrome magic by painting the entire nail white and then working black on top by delicately painting with a fine brush.
Soft taupe tones were all over the catwalk in both fashion, make-up and on nails at Charlotte Knowles and Tibi. And it’s a great shade to choose for the autumn months. If you like to add a little extra, do as nail technician Robbie Tomkins did for our shoot and simply swipe diagonal lines across the tip in a darker shade.
There’s a new texture in town and it’s jelly. Already a huge trend in skincare and make-up, now it’s coming to our hands. And don’t panic, you don’t have to buy a whole new type of polish. There’s a quick and easy nail hack that will transform any of your existing polishes into a jelly-like, translucent version. Simply add a few drops of a regular white polish to your colour of choice – we went with a gorgeous royal blue – give it a shake and a jelly polish will be yours.
Overly adorned and decorated nails were very much a key accessory for AW19 – Iceberg and Manish Arora went to town with nail art, crystals and jewels. For an easy DIY way into the trend, choose a colour palette, using a few different tones within that, and get creative with washes of colour and decorative dots.
Perspex nails, worn in a stiletto shape were the nail style of choice at Adeam and Bora Aksu. Recreate it yourself by using clear false nails that are much longer than your own. Paint the base of the nail with a glitter and metallic polish of your choice and leave the tip bare so the transparency is clear for all to see. Not only does it look amazing, but it will also help conceal the base of the falsie making them look as natural as glass nails can be!