If you didn’t catch the AW16 shows and you are all about the nails then this post will be exactly what you need to be looking at. Being a makeup artist in SA means I have to be able to do nails well but also be on trend and know whats happening at the fashion weeks. Its been a while since I did a nail post but after resaerching and seeing all the amazing trends I felt I needed to share. Even though we are a season behind in SA we can still rock the trends and be ahead of our time. Here are some of the nail trends I personally love.
Its Friday people and I am on another shoot so I thought I would share some nail art and colours to inspire you all for the weekend. I love going through pinterest as you all know for references for shoots and there is always something that stands out for me and this week its nails purely because I have been on a sports brand shoot all week and I couldn’t paint a single nail!!!!
Not sure what to do to your nails for New Year’s Eve then here is a little party inspiration to help you along your way. Nail art can really take your whole look to another level and just add that cool element.
So today I thought I would test out the stripe nail art trend I spotted on the catwalk last year. Its pretty easy to copy at home all you need is a white nail polish and a black acrylic striper to create the fun bit of nail art.
Of course practice makes perfect so you may have to try a few times if your hands aren’t too steady.
So all you need to do is paint 2 coats of polish and wait to dry and then take the striper and create your stripes and voila you have your stripe nail art.
So this week I am sharing the nail trends for AW14 that we have seen so far in New York, London and Milan. I am loving the nail art and the pops of colour.
What’s your favourite trend?
I love love love the bright blue nails with differnt shapes on each nail because its my current favourite shade and looks so cool. I am also a massive fan of the matt nail with the double gold half moon the two shades look amazing together.
Or if you want to keep it simple a nude with a touch of shimmer is perfect.
Its that time of the week again where I share something I am loving when it comes to nails. Nails Inc have launched these really cool Feather polishes in a few colours. I got my hands on the York shade which is orange and white feather flakes and a clear polish. Its a pretty and fun polish and a great way to work the nail art trend.
What I also like about this polish is you can add on top of another shade. I have just applied the polish as is onto my nails and its fun without being too much during the day. I painted one coat but for a fuller coverage paint 2/3 coats.
On Saturday Elizabeth Arden hosted some beauty editors and bloggers for the launch of new foundation. While make up was being done there was a manicure station with a little bit of nail art for us girls. I thought this was a really fun idea. You can see from the pics that first a base coat is painted on, then a striper pen was used to create the stripes and then with a little touch of glue the bling was added onto my ring finger. Its a great way to play with nail art on just one finger and it also breaks it up nicely.
Happy nail art people.
Today I visited the Cape Town store of Topshop. Happiness! I am so happy as yet another makeup brand has hit Cape Town giving us more choice at affordable prices. I am a fan of Topshop make up as its on trend and I really like the quality. Plus there is a nail bar when you can have manicures and nail art!!!!!! Love the nail polish colours.
As you can see from the opening image I purchased some lovely products. Its not the full make up collection that London has but at least we have some great products to play with. The textures are beautiul, I love the gold eyeliner pencil it glides on. The highlighters have a lovely creamy texture and are not too heavy. The duo blush and the cream highlighter gave me a healthy glow, and the liquid liners glides on beautifully. I will definitely be going to test out a manicure!
I will definitely be using the products I got in a make up tutorial so watch this space.
I hope you enjoyed my post.
Ciate not only has a beautiful selection of colours but they are also known for their innovative kits. We previously saw Caviar and Velvet Nails. Now they have introduced Colourfoils. Love this and can’t wait to add to my ever growing nail collection.