SAY SUM­MER WITH HANDS

CHOOSE YOUR LOOK AND YOUR COLOUR AND THEN NAIL IT

Life & Style Weekend - - FASHION - WORDS: TAM WRIGLEY

Out-there nails have never been more in vogue. Look no fur­ther than Cardi B, zeit­geist queen of the mo­ment, who is never seen with­out blinged-out nails, or Blake Lively’s Met Gala talons, which prove that nail art isn’t niche any more – it’s gone main­stream. Cre­ations can fea­ture any­thing from pearls, and crys­tals, to metal em­bel­lish­ments. Artists can add bows, roses, holo­graphic fin­ishes and, of course, cus­tom hand-sculpted acrylic em­bel­lish­ments. The sky is the limit. Choos­ing what goes on your cu­ti­cle can­vas can be a daunt­ing decision, and for good rea­son – nails are real talk­ing points, and your choice of colour says a lot about you.

Nude

A slightly more mod­ern look than the clas­sic French, but still very ver­sa­tile and low main­te­nance. Nude nails are a favourite for those of us who want min­i­mal fuss and want to look put to­gether with­out draw­ing any attention. If this is your colour of choice, you’re the qui­etly con­fi­dent type.

Red

A bold red is a clas­sic choice. It’s a pow­er­ful and so­phis­ti­cated op­tion, but one that still has a vampy edge. Women who choose red are nor­mally clas­sic, con­tem­po­rary and con­fi­dent. You know what you want and aren’t to be messed with.

Metallics

A lit­tle more im­pact and orig­i­nal­ity than a nude. Those of us who choose metallics like attention – but not too much. With that sub­tle sparkle, they’re worn by those of us who don’t clam­our for attention but love it once we’ve got it.

Om­bre

You’re just be­gin­ning to ven­ture out­side block colours, but you only want to dip your toe in. Om­bre nails mean ver­sa­til­ity. They’re per­fect for the girl who wants to show she’s on trend, and knows how to main­tain herself, but still likes the clas­sic look. She ap­pre­ci­ates trends but isn’t led by them.

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