We’ve gone out of our way to produce the brightest, most colour-popping nail looks this week. But which dazzling design do you prefer?
Gone are the fussy little leopard dots – Jenny’s created lustworthy chunky purple splodges. Here, she tells us how to respond to the call of the wild: “I love these leopard-print nails, and it’s pretty simple to do, although quite time-consuming. First I painted my nails in Models Own Nude Beige. After the two coats had dried, I put random blobs of Dior Vernis in Purple Mix on to each nail. When these had dried, I used the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black to draw around the edges of the purple blobs. The beauty of the leopard print nail is that it doesn’t have to be perfect – the haphazard blobs and different size black lines are all part of the effect. A coat of clear polish sealed the look.”
How could rainbow stripes fail to cheer you up? Here, I created a layered full-spectrum look so I had something pretty to look at on the Tube. Each nail’s base was painted with the lightest shade out of the two (eg. on the yellow and orange thumb, I painted the yellow first), then I pressed on a thick splodge of the darker shade using a cotton pad folded in half to create a crisp line. If the colour didn’t go on thick enough, I painted another layer over the splodge using the brush from the bottle. You can pretty much pick and choose the shades you want to do (I think an all-pastels look would be really pretty), but the shades I used were: orange – Art Deco Ceramic Nail Lacquer in Fiery Orange; oellow – OPI Nail Lacquer in Need Sunglasses; mint green – Essie Nail Polish in Where’s My Chauffeur; blue – Essie Nail Polish in Butler Please; lilac – Topshop Nail Varnish in Parma Violet; and pale pink – Topshop Nail Varnish in Powder. To finish, I painted a coat of Topshop Nail Varnish in Rising Star.
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