Nail trends have been a huge focus on the catwalk for some time now, but this spring/summer – like everything else this season – going bold with colour and print is the name of the game. Multi-coloured styles, nudes in butter and putty, neons and clear lucite nails were all popular at the Spring/ Summer 2012 fashion shows – oh and not to mention gold tips, checker boards, two tones, glitter and contrasted colours…Totes!
If painting your nails does not come easy and you don’t have the time or budget to visit your local nail technician, here are some tips on getting this season’s look in no time…
1, If your visual impairment prevents you from painting on those tricky art designs, why not try stick-on nail wraps. Just peel and stick, then file them down to the shape of your nail. They can be applied by touch alone (with practise) and will not chip or peel like real nail polish. Try Myleene Klass nails which are available for £5.99 from Asda, Boots and Debenhams.
2, Can’t stop smudging? What a pain. Why not try a nail polish pen? They are similar to a felt-tip pen, only these pens let you quickly and neatly do your nails anywhere in a few clicks. Try Laqa & Co from Selfridges at £11.00. Or for those die hard polish in a bottle fans, why not try Nail Polish Corrector Pens which quickly and completely erases excess nail polish from the cuticles. Simply glide the pen across the smudge and the polish will disappear. Try the OPI correct and clean up pen, available from John Lewis for £10. (If you are at home with plenty of time, use a cotton wool bud dipped in nail polish remover!).
3, To make application easier with sight loss, try storing your nail polish in the refrigerator. When the polish is super cold, it is much easier to tell when you are painting your skin rather than your nail. Also, always opt for a good quality quick drying nail polish and avoid applying too many coats, this will prevent smudging and smearing.
Do you have any tips? Let us know…