• DIY manicure: How to treat your talons at home

    Bright colours are de rigeur right now. But if you feel uncomfortable wearing them, preferring to opt instead for darker, more flattering shades, you can always give a nod to the trend by sporting bright and funky nails. And with so much variety out there, you can choose your favourites and change them as frequently as you wish.   However, even the most fashionable hues don't count if painted over unkempt talons. In order to keep your hands attractive, pamper yourself with a soothing, at-home manicure once a week. Experts from Max Factor share their advice on how to treat

  • Olympians nail their home colours

    Olympic mania has swept the nation, and hopefuls from all countries are showing their dedication with patriotic nail art. Swimmer Rebecca Adlington showed off Union Jack talons as she took to the water for the 400m freestyle event, later giving fans a closer look as she held up her bronze medal. And 15-year-old Lithuanian swimmer Ruta Meilutyte put her country's colours on display as she powered to the 100m breaststroke gold medal.   CLICK ON PHOTO FOR FULL GALLERY The athletes had visited Sophy Robson, a nail artist who has designed 24 different nail patterns for countries that are competing in London 2012. She has teamed