Fashion At Your Fingertips: Accent Nails

Accent nails. Some of you may be well acquainted with this term by now, if you are passionate about nail trends, however, I’m sure there are still a lot of you who, like my dear mother, are wondering with bemused curiosity why I have only added glitter to one of my nails. Did I get bored and give up? Run out of glitter? Or perhaps I was just trying out a new nail varnish? Nope, not quite, and no again, I was in fact experimenting with the fun new phenomena that is: accent nails, the trend taking the high street by storm!

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So what is an accent nail? Basically, it can be defined as a single nail (typically the ring finger) painted with a different design to the other nails, but using complimentary or the same colour/s. I kept it simple and merely added a gold glitter topcoat to my base colour, but you can use your imagination and put your own stamp on this trend. I’ve even seen people paint, for example, a floral design on all but the ring finger nail, leaving the accent nail as a plain block colour. The options are endless!

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The nail varnishes I used were Barry M’s Gelly Hi Shine Nail Paint in Green Berry 350 for the base coat, and a mini glitter polish by Jessica which came in a gorgeous set I was lucky enough to receive for my birthday for the accent nail.

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I think this is such a fun and creative trend which I can’t wait to play around with more! What do you think?

Thank you for reading,

Simplistic beauty xx

Fashion At Your Fingertips: Glitter

Long time no see Snowdroplets! I could bombard you with a load of equally dubious sounding (but true, honest!) excuses for not posting much recently but who wants to read that? I have instead decided to make my apologises (sorry guys!) and move on with the promise of posting more soon. I have lots of ideas and things that I can’t wait to share with you! 😀

Firstly, let’s talk glitter. Let’s face it, every girl has a secret (or not so secret) love of glitter. It’s just so sparkly!! :3. And great news: it’s having a big moment on our nails this Autumn/Winter. I find that it is the perfect way to switch from day to night nails.

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Before the glitter. I am wearing NYC Colour’s Park Ave.

I love this colour for day wear but wasn’t sure if it would work with glitter…

What do you think?

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I used Wet ‘n Wild’s Spoiled in Shaken Snowglobe.

I have a strong urge to try this out over all of my other nail varnishes now!! 😀

 

Thank you for reading,

 

Simplistic beauty xx

 

Fashion At Your Fingertips: Triangles

I’m not quite sure what you’d call this nail look, but I find it quite edgy and sleek, yet with cool, fresh colours, still youthful and summery.

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Basically, all I did was paint my nails a pretty mint green with Avon’s Speed Dry in Sprightly Mint and then Sellotape a cross on each of my fingernails, leaving just a triangle bare. Then I would paint on the blue and wait for it to dry. It is very important that you allow more than enough drying time otherwise it will all smudge – I know this from experience! Finally, you then peel off the tape and ta-dah! You are done. 😀

Thank you for reading,

Simplistic beauty x

Fashion At Your Fingertips: Polka Dots

Polka dots are super cutsy and always will be. End of. But they seem to be especially popular at the moment, so I decided to do a classy, yet ever youthful spotty design on my nails today. 🙂

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The nail varnishes I used were Revlon’s nail enamel in ‘White on White’ 050 and George’s surprisingly good quick dry nail varnish in ‘Boom’ 71. To do the spots I used my Avon nail art tool – aka. my new best friend! Sorry I’ve been slacking on the old ‘Fashion At Your Fingertips’ kind of, series, thingy but I’m not allowed nail varnish for school, I did this because I have an activity day tomorrow. Let’s hope it stays sunny!!

Thanks for reading,

Simplistic beauty x