In a world where fashion is ever changing, there seems to be a new trend emerging every month. As students it is impossible to stay on top of fashion when there are more important things in life to spend money on, like eating, paying bills or going out! However, I know how important it is, for girls especially, to stay on trend and up to date with the fashions.
The quickest, easiest and most importantly cheapest way to do this is with your nails. Nail polish has become a huge money maker in the cosmetics industry, with sales growing from £96million in 2008 to £132million in 2010, it is now by far the biggest selling colour cosmetic on the market.
No longer are nails something to be done quickly at the last minute, women everywhere are taking more time on their talons, paying closer attention to what’s being seen on the runway. Whether it’s a block colour, a different colour for every nail, or patterns and pictures, nails are becoming one of the fastest ways for women everywhere to express their own sense of style.
Here is my low down on the best colours to go for this season and the cheapest options! All of the polishes below can be bought from any good Boots and/or Superdrug stores, but for a quick purchase, click on the links below.
Ice blue has been big on the Chanel catwalk this season and celebs everywhere have been seen wearing it, for an instantly trendy look, go for a pale blue or turquoise;
Icy Blues: 1. Sky High – Rimmel 60 seconds – £3.69. 2. 736 – L’Oréal Paris resist & shine – £6.19. 3.Portobello Road – Nails Inc. – £11.00. 4. Dazzling Blue – Max Factor – £3.99. 5. Blue Moon – Barry M – £2.99. 6. Minty Fresh – No7 Stay perfect – £7.00. 7. Feeling Blue – Models Own – £5.00. 8. Baby Blue – Accessorize – £2.00. 9. Blueberry Ice-cream – Barry M – £2.99. 10. Riva – Chanel – £23.99.
Other popular colours this summer are minted greens, vibrant oranges, pinky corals and bright citrus yellows.
Corals & Oranges: 1. Tangy – No7 stay perfect – £7.o0. 2. Hip Hop – Collection 2000 – £2.79. 3. So Bright – No7 stay perfect – £7.00. 4. Cherry Tang – No7 speed dry -£7.00. 5. One Perfect Coral – Revlon – £6.29. 6. Tangerine Fatal – Bourjois Paris So Laque! – £5.99. 7. Coralicious – Rimmel 60 seconds – £3.69. 8. Sensual Coral – L’Oréal Paris resist & shine – £6.19. 9. Tropical Island – 17 Lasting fix – £2.99.
Lemons & Limes: 1. Sherbert Lemons – Collection 2000 – £1.79 . 2. Green Grass – Rimmel lasting finish – £2.99. 3. Cheeky Chops – Butter London – £10.00. 4. Spangles – Collection 2000 – £1.79. 5. 134 Yellow – Barry M – £2.99.
Traditional berry reds, pinks and darker colours are out this season, it’s all about the brights and pastels. My personal favourites are the Rimmel and Nails Inc varnishes, they have great coverage and last for days, the Rimmel especially is great value for money, I’ve just kept reapplying mine every Saturday and it lasts the whole week.