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5 New Nail Polish Trends

Art at Your Fingertips

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We’re not pointing fingers, but your nails look a little last season. Read on to discover our favourite new varnish trends.

Heavy Metal
The magnetic range by Nails Inc. uses a magnet hidden in the bottle cap to create a ripple effect on each nail. Apply one of the iron powder-infused colour options (purple, teal or chrome), then gently hold the magnet over wet polish to leave zebralike stripes. Available online at nailsinc.com, £13.

It’s a Wrap
For a last-minute party fix, grab Nail Rock’s easy-to-use self-adhesive wraps. Simply stick on, fold over the edge of your nail and remove any excess sticky tape with a nail file. They last up to seven days (peel off when done) and come in a range of on-trend designs (stripes, spots and python print), as well as glossy solid colours. Available online at nailrock.com, £7.

Cracking Up
Crackle varnish gets an East London makeover, thanks to Dalston nail salon Wah’s collaboration with Models Own. Apply Smash-Up polish in graffiti-inspired colours — bubblegum pink, deep purple and bright orange — over a contrasting colour base to achieve an edgy, deconstructed mosaic effect. Available online at wahnails.com, £5.

Tipping Point
Take the nail art trend one step further and create something truly unique with a DIY nail art pen. Models Own fine nib black and white pens have a tiny needle for accurate dots and designs, as well as a brush on the other side for stripes and lines. Available online at modelsownit.com, £6.

All that Glitters
Add a subtle hint of sparkle this festive season. Essie Luxeffects top coats give your manicure a shimmery or pearly finish in colours such as gold, silver and pink. Available online at asos.com, £11.

Photo: Courtesy of Nails Inc.