(Nail) Art Attack

The beauty world is embracing the new 3D style manicures and who can blame them.

Last week saw the 2012 Emmy Awards, in LA where Kelly Osbourne, was spotted with a manicure worth a whopping £250,000, made of black diamonds! Perhaps taking things a little too far considering that could buy a decent sized house! Obviously this look created quite a backlash.

But, on a lighter note, what about trying some styles which won’t cost you an arm and a leg?

One brand at the forefront of nail art design innovation is Ciaté. After the Caviar manicure, they are now launching the velvet manicure. I’m not too sure what I think of the velvet manicure. I do love the look of the Berry Poncho shade, shown below. But think it looks to be a huge effort to use, a bit fiddly and as someone who struggles to sit still for too long it could be disatrous.

The jury is still out on this one.. What do you think of the velvet manicure? Have you tried it?

Skin Art, last month launched their range of nail transfers, which work like a temporary tattoo! Each set is priced at £5.99 which is great considering you get 60 individual stickers in cute designs. With a nude base coat I think these transfers will really stand out, either used on all fingers or as detail for an accent nail. Just remember to apply a topcoat to make them last even longer!

The website is currently offering free UK delivery with the code SKINARTFREE, I will be ordering a pack for myself to try, will let you know how it goes! Buy them here.

To see more incredible nail art you need to check out Sophy Robson’s ‘NailPorn’ team’s Tumblr, which you can do here. Sophy and her team course responsible for decorating the nails of all the amazing athletes at the 2012 London Olympics, where they set up a pop up shop for the duration of the games. Even Boris Johson was spotted popping in for a file!

Not only does Sophy work with Olympians but also works with the hottest brands around, most recently at London SS13 fashion week including House of Holland and Acne and in a collaboration with Chanel.

Here are a few of my favourite looks;

All this adds up to Sophy being the hottest nail artist (not too sure this a real word?!) around! Check out her Twitter and Tumblr for more.

Which looks are your favourite? And which will you be trying?

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