So the inevitable has happened. My annual foray in to the world of nail extensions has ended as badly as it always does. After 3 weeks of beautiful, powder pink acrylic gel talons, my natural nails now officially hate me.
By definition “trends” are fleeting and all I can say is thank God for that, as recently there have been far too many beauty trends that I’d much rather remove from my sartorial memory. We’re all that little bit more adventurous when it comes to trying nail trends; it’s simple, if you hate it, you can easily get rid of it. But whether it’s a flared nail shape or extreme animal decorations, a “no- go” line must be drawn.
Nail art is undeniably fun. But let’s be honest not many of us can be bothered to learn intricate designs and then spend hours attempting them on the hand that we don’t write with. Ok, nailed those perfect silver stripes? Now try them on the other hand. Yeah, didn’t think so.
At least once a year without fail, I make a mistake that I live to regret for weeks. I’m suddenly inspired by the dangerously long talons of Rihanna and Lana del Rey and decide that I’d quite like some impractical stiletto nails of my own. The most recent episode being last summer where I was certain that ridiculously long, almond-shaped, pink lacquered tips were a great idea; and as usual the regret started to kick in before I was even out of the the nail salon.
Time after time Olivia Palermo proves that she’s a woman of many talents. London beauty brand Ciaté has just announced the appointment of the brunette socialite as the brand’s guest Creative Director for 2015.