Now the nights are drawing in and it's getting colder outside a girl's thoughts turn to a little pampering and prettifying! This autumn's hottest trend is the gorgeously glamorous nail art looks that the model-set rocked on the runways at Fashion Week this month
. Nail varnish just got a high fashion makeover. Here's our favourite looks of the season.
At London Fashion Week the Jean-Pierre Braganza girls worked a modern twist on a classic look, mixing innocent Lolita-style with a tough elegance that you'd expect from the capital of street fashion.
Matching Braganza’s signature asymmetric hem, nail guru Jenni Draper used Orly's latest collection to create the coolest take on the French manicure we've ever seen! Using a blush pink base shade outlined with inky black, this style works on most skin tones – as well as hands or feet.
Metallics are hot news this autumn/winter and perfect for party hands and toes. An easy option is to pick an iridescent, two-tone nail varnish and you're hot to trot. Try the gorgeous, deep gold sparkly shade from Max Factor
. It's perfect for party girls! Alternatively try something super cool and 3D, like these bubble nails. Get practising now before you're inundated with invites in the party season.
1. Use a glittery metallic nail varnish shade in a cool tone, such as sky blue or lilac. This turquoise one from Max Factor has high-voltage impact
2. Let the colour dry thoroughly.
3. Next, carefully dab the nails creating bubble-effect droplets in a contrasting colour, like deep purple or moss green.
4. This takes a little practise and you will have to sit still while it dries (ensure you have a good TV show to hand!) but the results look spectacular. It's an easy way to give any outfit a high-voltage dose of high fashion cool without breaking the bank!
Don't forget to pedi! This autumn's midi skirts are perfect with peep toe heels for warmer days. Rather than counting down the weeks to expensive waxing appointments or dealing with pesky ingrown hairs or red bumps from shaving, the latest wonder device for easy epilating means you can show off your pedi with the smoothest legs in town
! The Braun silk-épil 7
can be used on short hairs, thanks to the close grip technology and has a unique exfoliator brush, which leaves skin ultra soft and glowing. Sexy legs to go with your perfect pedi, whether you're showing off in the boardroom or the bedroom!
Author: Isabel Dexter