Nail tutorial inspired by our latest collections on boohoo.com
The fab Nail artist over at Boom Nails has created some nail tutorials based on the patterns, shapes and colours of Boohoo’s gorgeous collections, inspired by our Decades and Oxford Blues collections (available from Jan 30th).
Emma - take it away!
The first nail tutorial I’m going to show you is based around this gorgeous collection including pink hues, polka dots and creams.
STEP ONE: Base coat. Always do a basecoat! I used Orly Bonder Rubberised.
STEP TWO: Two coats of white nail varnish. It’s okay for the first coat to be quite thin, as the second coat will even everything out. I used Revlon - White On White.
STEP THREE: Do the outlines of the collars! As you can see from the picture - they’re just little triangles at the tip of the nail. For this bit, get your hands on a black nail art pen.
STEP FOUR: Fill in your collars!
STEP FIVE: Polka dot your collars with a white nail art pen - or with a toothpick and white nail varnish, if that’s how you roll! Make sure the collars are completely dry before you do this (as otherwise the tiny polka dots might bleed). Make the dots as small as you can!
STEP SIX: Pink half moons! I chose pink for these, to match the shorts that the model is wearing with the top. You could choose another colour if you like, or do it to match your own outfit. Half moons are pretty simple to do - just paint a crescent shape at the bottom on your nail, and fill it in. I used a pink nail art pen.
FINITO! Now you’re done. Hopefully you have something which looks a little like the picture above. Hope you’ve enjoyed the tutorial, let me know what you think on
Create horizontal lines across your body to help diffuse your height. Do this by using opposite colours - try neutral tones against brighter colours. Also, wear floor-skimming maxi skirts and dresses to really show off your height.
Look for big bold patterns in tops and dresses, because smaller, dainty prints may get lost on you. Break the pattern up with a bright waist-cinching belt, which will also show off your curves.
Of all the fruit in the fashion basket, the apple, with its tummy and big bust, can be one of the most difficult to dress. Luckily you also often benefit from slim hips, a great bum and lovely legs!
So, draw attention to your favourite bits - that cleavage with v-necklines, use wrap-dresses to nicely sculpt over your bust, with a side tie to draw attention away from the middle. Don’t hide in baggy trousers, show off your legs too!
The pear body shape is the classic feminine silhouette, with hips, thighs or bum that are bigger than the upper half. OK, so sometimes your bum might sometimes ‘look big in this’, but chances are you have slim shoulders and great boobs.
Show off your slim top half with strapless and halterneck dresses. Draw attention to your top half with dark colours on your bottom half and colourful brights towards your great upper half.
With its balanced proportions and feminine waist, the hourglass is often upheld as the ideal female shape.
A peplum detail on a dress or top creates a line down from the waistline to the hip, which will exaggerate your curvy hips. Show off your curves with body-con dresses which skim your curves and show off your waistline.
Avoid smock dresses which will hide your lovely curves!
A petite body shape doesn’t just mean ‘short’; it can also mean that you are slight all over. A high waistline on skirts and dresses will work well for you - skater dresses are your friend. Draw attention to the waist with a belt.
Draw attention to the top half of your body with stripes and patterns. Block colours on the bottom half will elongate your figure, and show off those legs!
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