Nail art was one of 2012’s hottest trends and is set to continue into 2013 with a whole host of celebrities, including Made In Chelsea's Cheska Hull and Gabriella Ellis, sharing pictures of their whacky designs.
Textured tips and nail finishes, including crackle coats and velvet wraps, have lead the way when it comes to manicure trends. With a variety of varnishes and techniques on the market, we've picked two manicures which the Made In Chelsea stars can't get enough of — a glitter confetti manicure and black and pastel 'liquorice all-sorts nails' with 3D caviar embellishments.
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Posting snaps of their newly painting tips on Twitter the duo both said they they "love the nails" by Original Sugar who have given us a how-to guide on creating the two looks.
Cheska's dazzling glitter nails are the simplest of the two looks to create. Simply begin as you would when creating a typical French manicure by preparing the natural nail with a gentle buff and polish.
Apply a clear base coat – this makes it much easier to remove glitter from the nails later on – but before this first layer dries sprinkle Original Sugar's specialist nail glitter onto the wet surface. Let the glitter settle before sealing the look with a top coat.
Showing off the finished result Cheska said, "I love a bling finish, so something that glitters and sparkles and this manicure is perfect to glam up a casual outfit".
Top nail tip
Glitter nail varnish is more difficult to remove than regular formulas but try this quick and easy trick to get your nails back to normal in seconds. Take a regular cotton wool pad soaked with nail varnish remover and place a piece of tin foil over the top as you wrap this round your painted nail. Hold in place for roughly five minutes and you should be able to wipe your nail clean of any traces of sparkle.
Gabriella dubbed her nails the Liquorice Allsorts nails, "I love the Bullionaire manicure, I had set it set in gel so it stays longer, I've named this manicure myself, I love a quirky look, I think it's important to stand out so the beaded texture and different colours are great for me".
For Gabriella's Bullionaire manicure which features a 3D caviar topping begin again by prepping the nail and covering with a base coat.
Follow up with a matching polish colour to the Bullionaire beads you have chosen and spead the beads over the semi-wet surface to stick them on. Gently press the embellishments in the polish so that they all lie flat and apply a layer of top coat to seal.
Original Sugar Manicures start from £3.95 at selected salons around the UK.