Nail art is finally a thing of the past. No longer do we care whether our fingers are flowers, flags or fruit; For the time being at least, we have better things to do.
What started as a statement soon became a phenomenon; but with every craze, there’s the counter phase. There’s the moment when we realise actually no, nail art is a bit of a pain in the arse. Whether you’ve splodged your spots one too many times, or you’ve run out of ideas on how to recreate a bloody daisy; it’s finally time to hang up your tool kit and clean up for Spring.
The naked nail has been gaining momentum since this year’s Oscars- where Margot Robbie wisely let her YSL do the talking- and has appeared on the hands of all of our Blush crushes in the past week alone; and is the easiest way to add a little polish.
Get the Look:
While we’re not all able to purchase this season’s Chanel messenger bag, the brand’s classic nude is easily attainable. Chanel’s 565 Beige, might not look like fun in a bottle, but it’s soft shimmer is surreptitiously sexy.
Chanel, Le Vernis in 565 Beige, £18, Boots
If you’re after a slightly warmer nude, Butter London’s peachy Keen is ideal for warming up winter-worn skin. Its peachy pigment suits all skin tones and two coats turns this nice-girl nude into a cool opaque.
Butter London, Nail lacquer in Keen, £12, butter London
A good top coat is crucial for adding sheen and delaying that inevitable first chip. Nail-care queen Sally Hansen’s, Insta-Dri Top Coat, is a dream and dries nails in 30 seconds; Whilst it’s ideal for speeding up drying time- particularly for dark nail colours -this Spring we’ll be wearing ours on its own.
Sally Hansen, Insta-Dri top coat, £5.99, Boots
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