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.
Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Facebook
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The key word for hair this Spring is BOLD!
Fresh from the runways of Prada, the focus isn’t on the cut or styling but all about colour – bold monochromatic blacks, oyster white blondes and a paint
pallet of multi-tonal glossy reds. Styling was minimal, with just simple side partings tucked behind the ears, letting colour be the hero of the look!
Fendi and Chanel also followed suit with the Bold theme – both opting for wigs to create drama, with their shaggy heavy look and blunt fringes verging on ‘lego’ style hair (the ultimate in BOLD)!
These are extreme couture looks but if you’re considering a new look why not choose elements of these styles to inspire you. Perhaps select a bold panel of colour or make your cut a little blunter, renewing your look and keeping up with the latest high fashion trends. So, do you dare to be bold this spring?
Sorry I havent posted any of my Daily Little Loves the past few days, I have been so busy. But Im back on track!
I really Love everything here today! I dont think I could pick between the 3 gorgeous Chanel Varnishes.
Have a lovely day! Enjoy!
My Daily Little Loves are a bit late this evening. However, how cute are these aztec nails! I LOVE THEM!!
‘Tis the season to be glam, feel fabulous and party. Whether your going from the office to a post work party or just trying to find a cute nail colour to match your cosy Christmas jumper, Winter 2012 nail trends have something for everyone.
Here are my favorite picks from this seasons delectable shades.
Chanel Le Vernis in Frenzy
This light taupe with a cream finish shade screams subtle french glamour thats effortless. One chic Chanel treat we can all afford even after our pressies are all bought in.
YSL La Laque Couture in Blue Mamoiselle
A great way to incorporate this seasons oh so hot Jewel tones trend with this dazzling cobalt blue statement shade perfect with your little black dress.
OPI in Bastille My Heart
A luxe and sophisticated colour that adds a dramatic edge to your Xmas look, a sexy accompaniment to Brocade and Metallics.
OPI- The Man With The Golden Gun
If you fancy adding that little bit of something different to your nails this season adding a reflective gold leaf accent nail OPI- The Man With The Golden Gun is 18k of gorgeousness, or a matte finish to your chosen shade gives it a whole new depth Nails Inc- Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat is great and dries evenly and quickly.
What ever shade you go for this year I hope you all have a very Merry Nailmass!
Posted in 2013, Autumn / Winter, Beauty
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