Party tips Disco ball inspiration
We gave manicurist Madeline Poole a mission: nail art with more spirit than a disco ball.
1Consider your outfit for the evening, then coordinate your nails to it “You can match your nails to your shoes, pants, anything,” says Madeline Poole, global colour ambassador for Sally Hansen. She played off the jeweltoned palette of a Roger Vivier clutch (far right) to create this four-colour design. Ready? Start by painting on two coats of your darkest colour (we adore navy).
2Once the base colour is dry, use a striping brush (the kind with the long, skinny bristles) to paint your design Madeline was inspired by houndstooth – but to us, the pattern looks more like deconstructed stars. To create geometric shapes like these, “make a series of dots on each nail and then connect them,” says Madeline.
3Madeline chose magenta, gold and teal. Whichever shade goes to the top of the nail should be wrapped all the way around the tip to prevent chips. “This is called capping the free edge,” says Madeline.
4Dip the striping brush into the navy shade and use it to sharpen the edges of each shape “You can also cover up any mistakes,” says Madeline. Give it all at least five minutes to dry and then paint a top coat over your nails.