You’ve picked the perfect dress, and have zeroed in on your hair and makeup look, but an important factor that is overlooked is your talons. There’s nothing quite like a fresh mani that just completes your ensemble. And when it comes to your nails, the sky’s the limit – there’s nail art, acrylic nails, gel nails and more. Here’s some of our favourites.
1. The Classic French Manicure
Going by the popular saying, “ïf it ain’t broke…”, The French mani will always remain a classic manicure style. Characterized by the white tips and clear gloss on the nail, the French mani has now got a more updated version. You can switch the white tips for some colour, glitter or even metallic tips that we spotted on singer Lizzo. You can also try the reverse French mani which has a lighter colour at the nail bed and a dark hue on the nails. If you’re going for a more elegant setting, you can go for the classic French mani and probably add a bit of glitter to give it that party vibe. If it is a more informal bash, experiment with colours and even embellishment!
2. Negative Space Nail Art
Nail art is still going strong, however the trending look is the Negative Space nail art which is characterized by leaving some part of your natural nail visible. You could go in for swirls, stripes and dots on either the nail or at your tips. It’s extremely chic and you could also experiment with many colours or just one.
3. Glitter, Glitter!
‘Tis the season to sparkle and shine, glitter nails are perfect for that. You can for the classic gold or silver glitter or even switch things up and opt for coloured glitter that will match your outfit or mask. Glitter can also become an important component to your nail art, you can incorporate glitter elements on your tips or on your nail bed.
4. Coffee To Go
Espresso, cappuccino or latte – coffee inspired nails are the new manicures to get. Think dark chocolate-y browns, light browns with white specks and milky watered down browns. To make them more glam, add a bit of gold specks or glitter. You can opt for acrylic nails to really let those nail art designs be in the focus.
5. Rainbow Nails
Perfect if you have shorter nails, multi coloured nails have made a comeback. Think bright, bold colours that you spotted when you opened a packet of Gems. Each nail is coloured with a different shade in primary colours. You could also opt for varying colour tones of a colour, think pastel pinks to a bright fuschia. For best results, opt for a gel manicure to really make those digits pop.
6. Let Your Tips Do The Talking
If you love acrylic nails, you will know how ideal they are if you want to get similar manicures like Kylie Jenner and Cardi B. A popular style is now keeping the nail bare but having nail art just at the very tips of the nails. The nail is shaped into the stiletto style (extremely pointy at the tip so it mimics the heel) which allows for you to really show those designs right at the tip.
7. Flower Power
It might be winter, but you can still let it feel like summer thanks to your manicure. Floral designs are currently the rage when it comes to nail art designs. Think dainty daisies or bright flowers for a fresh, tropical vibe. Recently, Blake Lively sported pressed flowers on her mani that had us lusting over those!
With the party season in full swing, it’s time to put your best hand forward and don’t forget to moisturize!