Nailing the mystical manicure
HOT on the heels of last year’s crystal effect finishes, inspired by Pantone’s Rose Quartz color of 2016, this summer, mystical nails, ranging from mindful to full-on sci-fi, are taking the beauty community by storm.
Are classy yet yawnsome nails soon to be a thing of the past, or primarily aisle-exclusive, à la Kate Middleton or Queen Elizabeth who swear by Essie’s Ballet Slippers, sheer pastel pink shade? Nude nails pale into insignificance now that geode nails are one of the biggest sensations to hit fingertips across the globe.
Natural earthy shades are combined with shimmering or marble-effect varnish, glitter and a nail grinding tool. Another foolproof route to the look can be achieved with acrylic shaping powders like Kiara Sky’s wonder product, or layering gel polish and drilling it off.
In keeping with the natural, bohemian-tinged, stone-inspired nail trend, leading mainstream favourite Nails Inc has launched a new range channeling the feel-good vibe and offering stunning, easy-to-wear shades to get creative with.
The Mindful Manicure line features iridescent polishes – perfect for recreating the galaxy look – and a top coat infused with well-being-enhancing tourmaline, quartz and citrine.
The gemstone formulas claim to provide stress relief, promote happiness or offer “heart shielding” properties.
And with names like Good Vibes Only Aura Enhancing Rainbow top coat, Nails Inc is positioning nails to be about more than just the surface. – AFP Relaxnews
Nails Inc’s new feel good vibe range. — AFP