Nude nails have been popular for a while now but finding the perfect nude colour for darker skin has always been a struggle, whether its underwear, lipsticks or in this case nail polish. There are now more brands catering to to this audience but it can still be a hassle finding the perfect nude colour for your skin tone.
You don't have to match your skin tone perfectly, try a shade lighter or a shade darker even try a matte finish on top of the polish to make your nude nails stand out more. The best way to find the perfect colour is through research.
Below are some some of the best nail polish brands, that have great nude colours for darker skin.
1. black Up, is a beauty line for women of colour, they have a a range of various nude colours that will match a range of skin tones.
You can purchase them here for £12.50 : http://www.blackup.co.uk/nails/135-vernis-a-ongles.html
2. Essie is a great brand that has a range of nude shades that are great for light, medium and dark skin tones. My favourites are chocolate cakes, mink muffs and tea and crumpets.
You can purchase them here http://www.essie.com/Colors.aspx
3. Zoya also has a wide selection of nude nail polishes, the best ones for darker skin tones are Spencer, Chanelle, Emilia, Gina, Mary, Dea and Flowie.
You can purchase them here: http://www.zoya.com/content/Search/?Description=nude
4. OPI is one of the top nail polish brands so its only right that they have a great selection of nude polish for darker skin tones, a few of my favourites are squeaker of the house, over the taupe, coconuts over OPI and cosmo-not tonight honey!
You can purchase them here for £12.50: www.opiuk.com/shop/colour/shades/browns.html
Perfect Nail Designs For Christmas
It's nearly chritsmas and you are probably thinking about what nail colour or nail design you should get to be in the christmas spirit! Whether you are going to do your own manicure or heading to a nail salon, below are my top 5 nail designs and colours for this festive period!!
Nail art is probably one of the easiest and smallest ways to express you personal style, whether you prefer elaborate colourful designs or minimal simple designs these nail art design will defiantly capture your attention.
My Favourite Nails Inc Colours!
I've had these nail polish bottles for a while now (if you are a nail polish fan like myself you would have noticed that Nails inc has changed their branding and bottle shape recently, so that gives you an indication of how long I have had these nail polishes).
Either way I am still a fan of their polishes, from their massive colour selection these are my top 5 favourite colours.
Notting Hill Carnival is nearly upon us, soon the streets of Notting Hill will be transformed into a parade of colourful, vibrant sights and amazing sounds. There are many ways to get the involved with the carnival spirit whether its just enjoying the carnival vibes, wearing a full on carnival costume or eating the amazing food .
The best way to make sure you have the full on carnival spirit is to make sure your outfit is carnival ready, one way you can also dress up your outfit even more is by making sure you have the best carnival themed nail art on your hands. When it comes to carnival nail art there are SO many options and ideas you can choose from!!
Below are some of the many nail art ideas you can try for carnival!!
Like the rest of the world you are probably watching and enjoying the Olympics, athletes and fans all over the world have their own unique way of expressing themselves and in this case its through nail art.
Whether its by wearing their countries flag on their nails, the olympic rings or subtle colours representing their country, below are some of the best nail art designs inspired by Rio 2016.
Serena Williams - Tennis
Simone Biles - Gymnastics
Bernadette Szocs - Table Tennis
Heather Bansley - Beach Volleyball
Montenegrin handball players
Simone Manuel - Swimming
Nicole Michele Johnson (future Mrs. Phelps)
Long acrylic nails are constantly in style and they are one of my favourite nail styles to wear, although they are a gorgeous way to wear your nails there are defiantly certain struggles that go along with having long acrylic nails.
In no particular order, here are 15 of the most annoying struggles of having long acrylic nails.
The new must-have nail trend to hit the nail industry are chrome nails also known as mirror manicure.
This shiny look can be achieved using various methods such as chrome nail polish, highly pigmented powder or metallic nail wraps, this look can be created in a number of colours. Depending on the method you can easily try this style at home or just ask your local nail salon. I am defiantly going to try this style soon!
below are examples and tutorials of chrome nails/ mirror manicure
Nail artists are one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram and I am constantly finding myself getting inspiration for my next nail design from them, but then I've sadly realised my local nail salon may not be able to create the nail designs exactly how I want them.
I've rounded up the top 10 nail artists that I follow on Instagram, their nail designs range from a simple manicure to the best artistic designs I've seen, if you love nails and art make sure you follow these nail artist.
I am always looking for new nail artists to follow so feel free to tell me about them in the comment section below.
Acrylic nails are my favourite go to style and I have been wearing them on and off for about 3 years. I do have to admit I don't give my natural nails enough of a break from acrylics as I know i should do, but i am trying to change that and break out of the habit of getting infill after infill.
I have found that once I take my acrylics off, my natural nails would be thin and weak which is not very healthy and very annoying to deal with.
The most important step is removing the acrylic nails, I wouldn't recommend you trying to take off your acrylics yourself, as you are more likely to damage your natural nails if you do this incorrectly , but below are links to how to remove acrylic at home.
Once the acrylics are removed, (depending on how long you have had them on) your natural nails may appear to be dry,thin and brittle. If you decided to go to a nail salon to get your acrylics removed they will treat your nails by shaping and buffering they will also apply oil to your cuticles which will promote healthy nail growth.
My top tips for natural healthy nails
* Apply strengthening products
* Trim and shape your nails
* Give yourself a manicure every few weeks
These tips will help to repair any damage to your natural nails that were caused from having acrylic nails, this process requires patience as it is not a speedy process. Don't get me wrong i am not saying to never have acrylics because i know i will be getting them again in a few weeks, but having a break from acrylics and caring for your natural nails is essential for healthy nails!
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