Trends to nail for spring

There’s no bet­ter time to get your talons in shape, ac­cord­ing to Chanel, YSL and other lead­ing brands, says Katie Wright

Irish Examiner - Feelgood - - Beauty -

IT may be too soon to pack away our jumpers and tights just yet. But there is an easy way to get into the spring spirit with­out risk­ing hy­pother­mia — just paint your nails.

There was an air of op­ti­mism on the SS18 cat­walks, and in the new sea­son col­lec­tions, as metallics, pas­tels and vi­brant, travel-in­spired shades came to the fore.

Ready to give your talons the spring treat­ment? These are the cat­walk looks and new pol­ishes we’re covet­ing now...

1. Metal­lic mood

At Tem­per­ley SS18 models were given a dou­ble dose of molten magic cour­tesy of Nail­berry.

To achieve this ex­trashim­mery shade, a gold base was topped with an iri­des­cent sil­ver glit­ter.

Nail­berry Gold ■ Leaf and Star Dust, €17.45 each, look­fan­tas­tic 2. Think pink

YSL Beauty’s spring La Laque Cou­ture col­lec­tion fea­tures a trio of pretty pinks. Our favourite? The zingy Ex­cite Me Coral, a warm orange-pink that looks good on ev­ery­one.

YSL La Laque ■ Cou­ture Nail Pol­ish in Ex­cite Me Coral, €25, Brown Thomas 3. Buffed to per­fec­tion If you of­ten grav­i­tate to- wards pas­tel pink for spring, try switch­ing things up with a tof­fee nude, as seen on the Os­man SS18 cat­walk.

The chic shade in ques­tion is Artis­tic Colour Revo­lu­tion’s Run­ning in the Buff-alo, cho­sen by ses­sion man­i­curist Nickie Rhodes-Hill and ap­plied to neatly rounded nails.

Nails Inc, ■ ‘NailKale’ Mont­pe­lier Walk nail pol­ish, was €16, now €12.80, Deben­hams 4. Neapoli­tan flavour

Chanel’s lat­est Le Ver­nis col­lec­tion was in­spired by the stylish city of Naples, and shades in­clude cool pas­tels (we love pink Nu­vola Rosa and mint Verde Pastello) and hot hues (try bright yel­low Giallo Napoli and rich red Aran­cio Vi­brante). It’s like a hol­i­day for your hands.

Chanel Le Ver­nis Neapo­lis Nail ■ Pol­ishes, €23 each, Brown Thomas 5. Shim­mery shades

Orly’s six­piece Pas­tel City col­lec­tion does what it says on the tin, of­fer­ing a choice of straight-up pale shades, but the pret­ti­est pol­ishes are those with a frosted fin­ish, like the choco­latey Metal­lic Haze and the teal Elec­tric Jun­gle.

Orly Nail Pol­ish in Metal­lic Haze ■ and Elec­tric Jun­gle, €12.95 each, Boots 6. Lis­bon lac­quers

OPI looked to Europe’s trendi­est city break des­ti­na­tion for its lat­est range, of­fer­ing no less than 10 nail var­nishes based on the sights and

sounds of Lis­bon. For a blast of Ibe­rian fresh­ness, try the bright sea green or sunny yel­low.

OPI Nail ■ Lac­quer in Closer Than You Might Belem and Sun, Sea and Sand in My Pants, €13.50 each, De­be­hams 7 . Join the dots

Most cases of nail art on the cat­walks look way too com­pli­cated to at­tempt at home, but back­stage at Richard Malone we saw a de­sign we can to­tally get on board with. All it takes is a coat of baby pink, then three lit­tle blue dots on your ring and pinky fin­gers. Easy and very pretty.

Nail­berry Num­ber 69 and A Touch ■ of Pow­der, €17.45 each, look­fan­tas­tic 8. Havana blast

Leighton Denny’s Cuban-in­spired spring range sure is hot. The punchi­est picks from the Havana Heat col­lec­tion are with­out doubt the spicy red Fire­cracker and the multi-coloured glit­ter Street Dance. Layer them up for a caliente com­bi­na­tion.

Leighton ■ Denny Fire­cracker and Street Dance, €14.40 each, FeelU­nique

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