What's next for your nails? Straight off the spring/summer 2017 runways, here's a rundown of the best nail colours and must-have nail art trends which you can start wearing right now...
Are you like us and starting to reach serious boredom levels with all your winter stuff? And even more so now that summer fashions are all over the shops already? But it’s still the teeniest tiniest bit too cool to make that leap into your summer sandals?
The best thing about nails is that they know no season. They are a fun way to try out new trends - even when you are still in last season’s clothes. So what’s stopping you from planning your summer manicures right now (not us!)? Unleash your inner artist and try a new look each week. Bye-bye boredom.
After the deeper hues of our winter nails, we are so ready to try the major pops of colour which were all over the runways this season. Bold shade statements have got to be the biggest news - whether they be intense or pastel hues; straight-up solids or colour blocked. The softest lilacs, fun raspberry, bold blues, hints of yellow or zesty tangerine - the brights have never looked so chic...
But if you hanker after something a little less out there, the neutrals are still huge - whether they be soft pinks, pretty peaches or a light wash of nude over your nails. Making a big appearance this summer is white - often paired with a graphic touch of black (a rising trend), a pop of colour (think pastels) or hints of crimson. And the metals have gone all modern with a subtle mixing of different hues and glitter embellished cuticles.
French tips will never go out of style - but with this year's interesting twists, they've become so much more stylish and sophisticated. And for those who are more adventurous and love a little bit of art, try out the modern geometric trend where every nail is individual - but oh so classy. After all, who wants to be boring?
Scroll through for some serious manicure inspo that'll take you well into summer and beyond...
New Trend: Bold Beauties
Inspired by: San Andres Milano, Tibi, Leitmotiv, Ashish.
Our product picks: Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Winning Streak, Rimmel 60 Seconds Nail Enamel in Daisy Days, Naillusion Gellusion Gel Nail Enamel in Provocative, Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Can Can We Dance, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish in Come Hither.
New Trend: Nudie Neutrals
Inspired by: Morgan Taylor, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Antonio Marras.
Our product picks: L'Oréal Color Riche Nail Enamel in Blanc de Lume, LA Girl Nude Nail Polish in Whimsical, Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer in Prim Rose and Proper, Sally Hansen Miraclegel Nail Polish in Birthday Suit.
New Trend: Colour Blocked
Inspired by: Mugler, Antonio Marras, Jeremy Scott, Rebecca Minkoff.
Our product picks: Essie Nail Lacquer in Peach Side Babe, Michelle Ori Long Stay Nail Enamel in Black Ink, Mavala Nail Color Cream in Sky Blue, LA Girl Color Pop Nail Polish in Striking, OPI Nail Lacquer in Don't Touch My Tutu, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish in Rendezvous .
New Trend: Graphic Geos
Inspired by: Christian Siriano, Nicole Miller, Teatum Jones, Carmen Marc Valvo.
Our product picks: Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Seconds in Port-A-Loo Blue, OPI Nail Lacquer in My Paprika is Hotter, OPI Nail Lacquer in I Don't Give a Rotterdam, Yardley Stayfast Pro UV Gel Nails in Springsheen, Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish in Too Cool For Pool.
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Essence The Gel Nail Polish - Whisper of Spring
Essie Nail Lacquer - Getting Groovy 441
Essie Nail Lacquer - Peach Side Babe
LA Girl Color Pop Nail Polish - Striking
LA Girl Metal Metallic Nail Polish - Bronze Medal
LA Girl Nude Nail Polish - Whimsical
L'Oreal Color Riche Nail Enamel - Blanc de Lume
Mavala Nail Color Cream - Sky Blue
Michelle Ori Long Stay Nail Enamel - Black Ink
Michelle Ori Long Stay Nail Enamel - Bluebell
Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer - Can Can We Dance
Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer - Prim Rose And Proper
Naillusion Gellusion Gel Nail Enamel - Provocative
OPI Nail Lacquer - Don't Touch My Tutu
OPI Nail Lacquer - I Dont give a Rotterdam
OPI Nail Lacquer - Keeping Suzi At Bay
OPI Nail Lacquer - My Paprika is Hotter
Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel - Winning Streak
Revlon Colorstay Gel Nail Enamel - Cardshark
Revlon Nail Enamel - Flirt
Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Seconds - Daisy Days
Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Seconds - Port-A-Loo Blue
Rimmel Nail Polish 60 Seconds - Tangerine Tent
Sally Hansen Miraclegel Nail Polish - Birthday Suit 110
Sally Hansen Miraclegel Nail Polish - Red Eye
Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Alfresco
Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Come Hither
Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Diamond in the Raw
Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Rendezvous
Sinful Colors Sinful Shine Nail Polish - Too Cool For Pool
Yardley Stayfast Pro UV Gel Nails - Springsheen