Add some sparkle to your nails for party season, we'll show you how
Thanks to A-list celebrities like Rihanna, Jessie J and Kim Kardashian, nail art is huge at the moment.
Nail art is a really fun beauty trend. From decorating your nails with studs or drawing your own nail art design using a special nail art pen, anything goes – and even complete beginners can give it a go without worrying that it will go wrong. If it does, just take it off with a little nail polish remover and start again – simples!
Nail polish looks great day to day but a nail art design will make your nails really standout for the party season.
Lots of celebs have a nail artist to make their nails look amazing on the red carpet, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t get the look at home. All you need is an easy nail art design (ours is so simple that you could probably do it with your eyes closed, although we wouldn’t recommend it!), a few cheap products (our favourites start from just £1.99), a steady hand and ten minutes when the kids are in bed.
So, what are you waiting for? Click through our easy-to-follow nail art design now and get glam…
Pics and tips from NPW’s nail experts (NPW.co.uk).
‘File the nails in to an oval shape then buff. This will make sure the nails look really neat at the end and help the nail polish to stay in place for longer. Paint on a base coat to protect the nails.’
Need a new nail file? Snap up Salon Works’ file for just £1.99 at Superdrug.
‘Trim the nail polish brush with scissors to make it easier to apply, then paint two coats of gold polish on each nail. Allow to dry then follow with two coats of the darker nail polish on half of each nail.’
NPW’s 3-in-1 Nail Art Pen (£7.95, NPW.co.uk) has everything you need to create this look – including gold and clear nail polish and gems.
‘Dip a cocktail stick into a little clear nail polish then pick up a nail jewel. Using the moisture from the nail polish, stick the jewel in the middle of the nail. Make a line of nail jewels.’
Add NPW’s nail art stud decorations pack, £3.50 (River Island) to your beauty bag. It’s packed with nail decorations like studs and jewels that will glam up your nails.
‘Wait for the nail jewels to dry and then finish with two coats of clear nail polish to seal.’
Barry M’s All in One Nail Paint, £2.99 (BarryM.com) is a base coat, topcoat and nail hardener in one.