nail art


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!!!!

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.

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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.

Happy Monday.

Shahnaz x


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.

Happy Monday.

Shahnaz x

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.

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Nials Inc FeatheredHappy Monday.

Shahnaz x

Mani Monday Bling

Mani Monday Bling 2On 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.

Shahnaz x

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.

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I hope you enjoyed my post.