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Nail art is absolutely one of the easiest ways to add sparkle to any outfit, to update your look and to hit multiple fashion trends in one fell swoop. With a massive increase in the number of nail products out there, it is now easier than ever before to makeover your nails at home - no trip to the nail salon required!
Glitter nail varnish used to be for children... but this year, you'll find glittery nail polish on the dressing table of some of the world's most influential fashion gurus. The idea of glitter polish might be a little strange for some, but it's a fantastic way to get some sparkle into your wardrobe this winter. It can be a really sophisticated look, too, especially if you use a dark and elegant bottom coat with a glittery top-coat.
You'll Need: 1 x base coat, 1 x dark nail polish (navy, oxblood and black all look fantastic with a bit of glitter), 1 x glitter top coat, 1 x clear top coat
How to Get the Look: Prepare the nails and then paint on the base coat. Once dry, apply two thin layers of the dark nail polish, letting the first layer dry before painting on the next. Once dry, you can apply the glitter coat. For a faded ombre glitter look, use a thin brush (tip a little of the polish into a small dish and use a thin brush the size of a lip liner brush), paint a thin line at the top of the nail, then drag the glitter polish halfway down each nail. Paint each nail with a topcoat when you're done.
You've seen ombre on the catwalk, on clothes, on hair and now, you'll see it on nails. Ombre has been a popular look for over five years and it shows no sign of going anywhere fast - especially with the latest ombre nail trends.
You'll Need: 1 x base coat, 2 x nail polishes, one dark and one light, 1 x top coat
How to Get the Look: Prepare the nails and then paint on the base coat. Once dry, apply two thin coats of one of the nail colors, letting the first layer dry before painting on the next. Mix a little of each color together on a square of tin foil, working quickly. Use a very thin brush to paint the color onto the nail, starting halfway up the nail. Gradually add more layers to the nail, so that the color gets stronger as you move up to the tip. Finish with a thin layer of the non-base color at the tip of the nail for maximum impact.