Need some nail art inspiration for the upcoming festivities? We teamed up with Posh! Nail Spa to create these jewel-inspired looks for the holidays! Yes, your nails can wear jewellery too!
1. JEWEL TONES & GOLD STUDS
The easiest way to incorporate the idea of jewels into your manicure is to go for bright jewel-toned nails! Think of purple amethysts, green emeralds, red rubies, brown garnets, yellow topazes and orange citrines. Apply 2 to 3 coats for an opaque finish. As a final touch, embellish your nails with a little gold stud or two for some sparkling accents!
2. DARK NAILS & METAL HARDWARE
To make gold or silver studs or motifs stand out on your nails, choose a darker toned nail polish as the backdrop to frame your designs. Go for very dark opaque shades with a subtle shimmer – like tiny bright stars twinkling across the galaxy.
3. METALLIC CHROME NAILS
We can’t stop staring at them! Metallic chrome nails are super on trend right now, and we decided to go for a cool-toned silver with very fine reflective glitter particles for a futuristic look. If you’re not into silver, try rose gold, yellow or antique gold, or holographic shades instead!
4. THE GRADIENT GLITTER EFFECT
There are so many different colours of glitter to choose from! Try experimenting with both chunky and fine glitter particles, and layer them to create an ombre effect on your nails. To make your glitter stand out, opt for a dark nail polish as the background. We decided to go for a very dark purple nail polish and layer the tips with several coats of silver glitter.
5. PEARLY SHIMMER
For a timeless and sophisticated jewel-themed manicure, try finding neutral toned nail polishes with a radiant pearl finish. Creams, pinks, peaches and lilacs are perfect for this look! You could also opt for polishes with a white and silvery mother-of-pearl glow.
6. PASTEL NAILS & PEARL BEADS
This look is perfect for a wedding or any special occasion. It’s sweet, pretty and oh-so-feminine! Choose pastel blues, pinks, mint greens or baby yellows and adorn your nails with tiny white and silver pearl beads.
7. FIERY OPAL NAILS
For an opalescent effect on your nails, start off with about 2 coats of opaque dark nail polish. When that’s dry, layer your nails with flecks of iridescent glitter, with hints of blue, red, green, and gold. Try mixing both small and big glitter particles for some added dimension.
8. DIAMOND-DIPPED NAILS
For a true Tiffany & Co. inspired manicure, apply a pinkish nude base coat and layer the tips gradually with lots of high-shine silver glitter. This will make your nails look like they’ve been dipped in a pool of sparkling diamonds! You could even use a turquoise nail polish as the base colour for a more Tiffany-esque look!
Which look would you rock on your nails this holiday season ? Comment down below!
Text & Concept/Hand Model Clara Siew | Art Direction Audrey Lim | Nail Art Rachel Yap/Posh! Nail Spa | Nail Design & Style Richelle & Christin/Posh! Nail Spa | Photograpy Jason/Blu Inc Media Studio | Rings Thomas Sabo/Swarovski
A huge thank you to Posh! Nail Spa and the Head of the Creative Team, Rachel Yap, for collaborating with us to create these bejewelled looks! Major love!