Vamp up your nails this Autumn in three easy steps

Nail art step 3
Finish with some sparkle...add a stud at the bottom of each nail to complete the look.
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Inspired…Lucy’s tutorial takes inspiration from the nail trends on the A/W catwalks. Image: Harpers Bizarre.

Some women are obsessed with bags, some with shoes and some with clothes. Well if we are honest we are obsessed with all of them, aren’t we? Lucy Hill admits that her personal weakness in nail varnish. She has over 200, which is extremely shameful I know, but at least it’s not designer bags right, so it’s completely justified. Ok, maybe not!

So, being a nail art fanatic that, I’m here to show you a simple but super chic nail art tutorial step by step. Here are my 3 easy steps to A/W metallic oxblood nails!

 Step 1

Get your nail varnishes & accessories together. Before painting the nails file to your desired shape and put a base coat on, a hardener is great to protect the nails. Once done paint all nails apart from one accent nail with a deep oxblood. Then paint the remaining nail black. Remember you can also do this to false nails.

Make a statement... paint four nails in a deep red and make one an accent in black.
Make a statement… paint four nails in a deep red and make one an accent in black.

 

Step 2

After your nails are dry add a half moon shape to the top of the nail with a metallic varnish, this can be as neat or messy as you like. It’s totally up to you. This look was seen massively at the Mara Hoffman A/W 13 show. If you’re not keen on this you can always blend it in with a sponge to give an ombre effect.

Vamp it up...add to this gothic look with a half moon shape at the top of each nail.
Vamp it up…add to this gothic look with a half moon shape at the top of each nail.

 

Step 3

Once this coat is dry, it’s time to get crafty with some studs. Take a simple false nail glue (this will come off easily and not damage the nails).  Place a dab at the bottom of each nail ready to add a stud off your choice. I’m using a small sparkled gem. Press on hard with tweezers avoiding touching it with skin until dry.  3D accents on nails has been seen on the Kate Spade catwalk for A/W.

Nail art step 3
Finish with some sparkle…add a stud at the bottom of each nail to complete the look.

 

Now you are ready to head out in this extremely grim autumnal weather with a set of fabulous nails that are bang on trend this season. Remember you can alternate colours, studs and patterns. Get creative and express your style. You’re sure to get some compliments!

 

Items used:

–          Models Own- Sterling Silver – £5.00

–          Sally Hansen Diamond Strength – Brilliant Bordeaux – £2.99

–          Barry M- Black- £2.99

–          Avon Nail Experts – Peeling & Brittleness Solver – £5.00

–          Primark- Stud wheel- £1.00

–          Primark nail file -£1.00

–          Nailene Ultra Quick Nail Glue- £2.80.

 

What nail art ideas are you experimenting with this season? Let us know in the comments below…  

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