Trying on a trend: Simple Nail Art

Last year we saw an over-abundance of crazy nail art but this year it was all about going back to basics. From simple patterns seen at Tracy Reese to sheer nails; it was less flash and more simplicity for this SS14. I try out three looks and see how this trend looks in real life.

Simple Patterns: 

Nail art trends SS14

For this look, simply paint your nail with your favourite colour and with a nail art pen draw a window pane design. After putting a base coat like the Sally Hansen 4 in 1 treatment, I have applied Essie’s Eternal Optimist. After drying my nails thoroughly, I have taken Barry M’s nail art pen in Black and drawn the lines.  Seal it with a top coat.

Modern French Manicure:

Nail art trends SS14


The classic French manicure got a modern twist at Holmes and Yang where models strutted out with a sheer nail polish with a diagonal sliver on the tip. I have used Revlon’s Orchid 555 and made the diagonal line in black with my nail art pen.

Sheer Colours: 

nail art trends Ss14


Forget your Spring pastels this SS14, nail experts and artists say sheer colours will rule the streets this Spring and Summer. How do you know that your polish is sheer? Open the bottle and see the brush if you can see the bristles you have a winner. To give this look my own twist, I’ve used Rimmel’s Sweetie Crush in Fizzy Applelicious–a lovely green shade which can be used as a sheer colour for a barely there look.

My Verdict: 

For somebody who has the dexterity and patience of a five year old; this trend definitely is music to my ears. All of these designs can be easily done in less than 20 minutes and looks effortlessly great. All of my friends gave it a nod and were amazed how easily it can be re-created at home. I am totally sold, are you?

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