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For that polished look

When we talk of grooming and style, nails are the last thing on our minds. These protein tips need to be given their due with pampering manicures and nail colours.

If you thought manicures are only for your nails, and since you do not have those enviable long ones, you can skip the grooming regimen, then you are wrong. Manicures are to your hands what facials are to your face. They help improve the skin and nail texture. Your nails are trimmed, shaped, buffed and polished, the cuticles treated, hands massaged and moisturised.

And it’s not just the women who need it. While men need to get their fingers groomed too, the paint job is almost exclusively a woman’s privilege.

French manicured nails are best for professionals and neutral colours work well for the less-adventurous.

For those willing to dab on some colour, the options available in the market will blow them away! From subtle pinks, super glossy reds to flashy neons brands ensure that you are spoilt for choice.

Elizabeth, make-up expert with Colorbar Cosmetics, enlightens us on the colours for the season and the tricks to get them right:

Colour palette: The colour talk for this season is ‘Darkened Summer’. Earthy yet vibrant shades in mauve, plum, rust and teal will change the way your nails look this summer. Lilac will be the hottest selling colour.

Trends: ‘Nail Play’ is the latest trend in nail colour application. Nail polishes that give the effect of nail art are in vogue. Try any shade of nail lacquer and top it up with a contrasting shade of glitter polish for an instant nail art effect.

Selection: Give yourself a free hand and ‘experiment’ when choosing nail colours. Try shades you haven’t tried before as that will add an edge to your overall look.

Dos and don’ts:

Always apply a top coat after applying nail colour. This will help increase both shine and durability of your nail colour. Don’t choose Nail Lacquer that contains DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde as this causes yellowing and chipping of nails.


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