The 2014 BAFTA TV Awards saw the crème de la crème of the acting world descend upon the West End of London. It is always a stunningly glamorous evening with every actor & actress groomed to perfection from head to toe. Each outfit worn is always finished off with some fabulous glittering accessories and not forgetting those all-important manicures.
This year’s BAFTA’s saw some definite trends in the nail department, with the nude and white colour palettes reigning supreme. These tones are the perfect complimentary colour to choose for an event. A simple nude manicure is enough to keep you looking effortlessly polished without detracting from your fabulous gown or accessories. Millie Mackintosh provides a perfect example of a simple nude manicure, complimenting her intricately embellished mermaid-esque gown… I think she looks like a total Goddess!
I personally love pale manicures on almond shaped nails as I think it adds a little something extra to this minimalist trend.
To achieve a beautiful natural nude manicure at home I would recommend Essie – Ballet Slippers http://www.boots.com/en/Essie-Nail-Polish-Ballet-Slippers-13-5ml_1343326/ which is actually one of the Queens favourite nail polishes! For a chic white mani I always rely on my trusty old OPI – Alpine Snow http://www.beautybay.com/cosmetics/opi/alpinesnow/ currently reduced to £6.93 on BeautyBay.com… Bargain!
Closely following the nude trend we saw pastel colours sashaying down the red carpet on the celebs nails. I am coveting Sheridan Smith’s edgy new hair colour complete with matching lilac manicure.
Masters of the pastel coloured nail polishes, Barry M always has the widest range of colours to choose from… Not only that they are a total steal at only £3.99! Prickly Pear & Sugar apple are my fave colours at the moment! http://www.barrym.com/products/nails/effects/gelly-nail-effects.html
Jewel toned nails are a fail-safe for red carpet events – mimicking the rich shimmering colours of Ruby’s, Sapphire’s and Emerald’s. At the BAFTA’s all ranges of reds were a firm favourite for many celebs, with the odd Sapphire blue thrown in for good measure.
Beautiful jewel toned nail polishes are in fashion throughout every season so they are always easy to get your hands on. My all-time favourite has to be Chanel – Rouge Noir. This is a colour that was released in 1994 and famously worn by Uma Thurman in the movie Pulp Fiction. You can buy it online or in store for £18, a little pricey but totally worth it!
Keep your eye out for my upcoming posts; I will be keeping you up to date with all of the latest trends and colours you should be wearing on your nails this season along with a few exciting new product reviews!
Article by Louise Henry
Louise joined The Beauty Cloud team in May 2014 as our Nail expert. She is a fully trained & qualified Nail Technician running her own little nail bar in Bangor, The Nail Room at Salon75.
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