Nail art is one of the biggest trends right now, and most of us can’t come anywhere close to those crazy designs we see on Pinterest and Tumblr. I mean, really? Not all of us have hands that steady. For faster and easier fancy nails (where you don’t need to be ambidextrous), just add one of these cool top coats to your favourite colour!
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For a simple yet oh-so-fancy look, try a top coat with real gold flecks in it. Yes, you heard correctly. It’s possible to put precious metals in a top coat. This is a nice effect that’s not too overpowering and adds a little punch to your regular polish.
TRY: OPI “The Man With The Golden Gun” – available this month!
Matte top coats are all the rage on the streets and runways and can turn any nail colour you own into something that’s a little different. It’s also a subtle effect that will go great with fall outfits or accessories. For extra luxe nails, try it out on your darkest blues, purples, reds or blacks.
TRY: Essie “Matte About You”
This one has been around for a while, but who says you can’t still rock it? Prints are always a fashion trend this season and your nails shouldn’t be left out of that. Rock a crackle top coat over a bright neon blue or pink for the most drama.
TRY: Nails Inc. Camden Crackle Top Coat
Who ever thought inspiration for nails would come from fish eggs? Not me. But it looks totally awesome and it’s super easy to pull off. The Ciate Caviar Nail Kit comes with a polish colour and the coloured beads to go with it. Paint two coats, pour the beads on top while the polish is still wet, let them dry. Three easy steps and you’ve got 3D expensive looking nails.
TRY: Ciaté Caviar Nail Kit
Let’s go back to the sixth grade when sparkle polish was literally the only polish we wore. Because honestly, it’s still super rad. You can wear a few coats of glitter polish all by itself, on top of your favourite colour, or apply it to the tips of your nails with a makeup sponge for a cool frosted effect.
TRY: Deborah Lippmann “Cleopatra in New York” and “Let’s Go Crazy”