Staying ahead of the latest trends can be a tricky game, but luckily for you we’ve rounded up the UK’s top nail technicians to fill us in on the latest nail trends for 2013. From dark ‘n romantic to textured talons, there is a new nail trend to suit everyone’s taste. Us? We can’t wait to … Read more
1. Protect nails. Wear gloves when using chemicals (such as cleaning agents) doing rough work, and in cold weather. 2. File nails correctly and regularly. This should be done gently, in one direction only. Allowing weak nails to grow long will encourage breakage. 3. Eat a good, balanced diet. Nails … Read more
Forget your glasses, ditch the handbag and dump your bangles. The latest accessory of today is your very own nails. Paint them, draw on them, deck them up, give them a dash of glitter and adorn them with gems and you have the look!
Dating as far back as ancient Egypt when they were used as a status symbol, nail art is now becoming a fad, spreading like ink in water amongst the fashion conscious. In the United States nail art has been popular since 1999 but was mostly restricted to R&B stars like Lil’ Kim and Mary J Blige who often made a dramatic appearance through their flamboyant designs. It was not until the pop artists started showing off their intricate and funky designs that it started gaining popularity amongst the hoi polloi. The trendsetters in this regard who ushered in this new phenomenon are Lady Gaga and Beyonce, two stars known for their vibrant and eye-catching nail patterns.
The young, the hip and the happening in Pakistan too are adopting this new frivolity……
Working women often don’t have the time or the energy to look after their nails. Maintaining long nails, polishing them, manicures, pedicures etc. often become too tiresome for women who work, look after their families and their children. For such women, short, ugly nails are the only option.However, it is … Read more
Nail art is a fun way to express yourself in the form of creative nails. You can learn to create nail art designs by going through a simple nail art training. There is nothing much into it but you need to know the basic techniques involved. There are a few … Read more
Britain plays host to what could be called as a nail-biting competition for the last six years—the Nailympics— the self-styled ‘Olympic Games of fake nails’, where nail artists and manicurists from around the world gather to showcase their skills in various categories. Some 354 competitors from 24 countries participated in … Read more
Welcome to the weird world of funky nail art. Here, a Japanese girl shows off her square acrylic nails, airbrushed black with gold spray on the tips. She has “jewels” glued on and someone painted each nail in a unique way. With nail art like this, an outfit would require … Read more
The square nail is the classic acrylic shape — straight side walls, two sharp points on the tips, and a balanced C-curve. It is the staple shape for the traditional French manicure and is used frequently for detailed nail art designs. But the square nail is not always the best … Read more