How amazing are the colourful prints filtering into the stores this spring? No matter which one you fancy, there is sure to be a colour or print to suit your style. But why leave it to your wardrobe to have all the fun? Try integrating your print or spring colour of choice into your beauty routine too, for twice the fun this Friday!
This mani is one of my top picks for spring. All you need is a brightly toned polish (coral, orange, cherry red and fushia all work wonderfully!) and monochrome enamels (black and white, or pale grey/beige are perfect) plus a finely tipped paint brush.
Slick the bright colour over all nails except one on each hand. Then grab your pale toned polish and paint the chosen feature nail (the ring finger always looks great) Once dry, use your finely tipped paint brush (the polish brush will probably be too thick for the precision you'll need) and paint black zig zags along it to form a chevron print. Finish with a slick of top coat on every nail to make your handiwork last longer and for an extra glossy shine.
Metallics are often emphasised during the chilly season for their ornate opulence, which works perfectly with deep winter tones of burgandy, emerald, navy and black. However, this spring, metallics are still hot to trot - just a little more subdued. Light rose golds and golden silver tones are everywhere instead of rich yellow golds, brassy coppers and shiney silvers. That's why this tipped mani and the perfect way to showcase spring metallics - it's super light, fresh and fun!
Use the MeMeMe Nail Care Kit to file, buff and shape your nails perfectly- just the same as if you were recreating a traditional french mani. Then, paint your nails with a couple of coats of ballet pink, or keep them clear and just use the clear base/top coat. Once dry, paint on the Mode diamante polish (a lovely silvery, gold mix of glitter) just around the line of your natural nail tips - don't make the line too thick - you want it to look like a tipped mani, not a half nail of glitter. Finish with another coat of the clear polish and you are good to go!
Neon is another big trend for the new season, but it can be one that many find hard to wear. If you are a little shy of these bold hues, try keeping it to your accessories (like this Dotti Scarf) or to your mani. This way you'll be able to rock the trend, without feeling like you've had an 80's flash back. Plus, this grey and green version is subtle enough to pair with crisp spring neutrals like beige, white, and more grey, so you'll feel classy, not trashy.
First off, paint the grey shade over all of your nails and wait for them to dry. Then grab a makeup sponge (you can usually buy them in a big pack at store like Priceline for next to nothing) Paint a little of the neon shade onto the sponge and then press it into the upper half of your nail. With the first few presses you might not see the depth of colour you'd like, but keep pressing and the neon shade should start to look nice and bright like in the picture! Once you've done all your nails and they are dry, clean up the area on your fingers (you'll have gotten a little of the neon polish on your skin during the sponging) and finish with a clear top coat!
This mani looks like it would take a lot of hard work, but really is so super easy to do - trust me! All you need is a great set of nail stickers and a silver glitter polish - not a nail technician! Adding one glitter accent nail is also great for adding some extra interest to your look.
Follow the instructions to apply the nail stickers to each of your nails, leaving your ring fingers bare. Then, paint your spare nail a silver glitter colour - try a few coats to make the glitter more pigmented! Finish your painted nails with a clear top coat and you are done!
Do you like to get creative with your manis? What's trending in your nail wardrobe right now? Will you give any of these manis a try? Let us know! - Lauren