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The Beauty Edit

Nail Inspiration To Instantly Upgrade Your Next Mani-Pedi

Need nail inspiration for your next mani-pedi? Our guide to the latest nail trends will ensure your hands and feet always stay in tip-top condition.

From fashion-forward ‘caffeine nails’ to picture-perfect holiday shades and shapes, these are the nail trends to ask for at your next appointment.

Caffeine Nails

Maybe it’s because we are all feeling a bit tired right now, but caffeine beauty has been an emerging trend this summer: Google searches for ‘coffee beauty’ are up by 526%. And that extends to your nail inspiration too. Milky browns and 90s deep nudes are fast becoming the favourite colours used by leading nail artists.



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Sketched Nail Art

Nail art has become much more creative over the last few seasons and for a while bold prints have been the perfect way to express your individual style. Now though, there’s a more delicate approach to nail embellishment that the CF team particularly love – line-sketching. The technique is best achieved by nail art experts (you can find our favourites in our London nail bar guide) or, you can now easily cheat your way to achieving the style using pretty stickers too.



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The Colourful Tip

French tips are a classic mani-pedi style, but the beauty editor’s special touch is to swap the traditional white for a statement colour. There’s bonus style-points for mixing up the shades for a rainbow finish, too. You can even accomplish the style at home – as has been trending on TikTokSimply apply a line of your chosen shade onto a beauty sponge and then lightly press against your nail. It works best on longer nails and is so much quicker and easier than free-hand painting straight from the bottle.



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Next time you are at the airport, have a look at the nails of the chicest travellers you see. Chances are that fashion-forward women (and an increasing number of men) will be wearing lavender colours on both their hands and feet. The chic and understated shade brings out the natural warmth of your skin tone, helping you fake your way to a summery glow all year round.



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Barbie Nails

You’d have to be living under a very sheltered rock to not notice the grip that Greta Gerwig’s Barbie has had on culture this summer, so there’s never been a better time to embrace a pop of pink on your nails. Be inspired by the wealth of interpretations online and go for a subtle yet girly pale shade, or be a little bold with a high-shine hot pink.



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Polished and Groomed

The new equivalent of ‘no makeup’ makeup for your nails, let a well-groomed shape do the talking with this season’s on-trend style – the structured, angular coffin. The effect is best for individuals with slightly longer, strong nails, so a nail strengthener for both your hands and feet will be your new best friend. Choose a glossy finish for a healthy-looking sheen.



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