For the one who may be stuck at home because of either the foggy Dubai weather or just because in quarantine .... i know sucks ! Arhhhh.... Well you could give yourself some pampering times by doing some nails - and save you few dirham at the same time ..
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If you are in the hunt for the ultimate winter nail hue, then consider your search over. While in previous seasons rich oxbloods and indigos were de rigueur, the colder months of 2020 are ushering in an even darker shade: liquorice – or black, for the vamps in the room. “A black nail is so versatile and a welcome change from nude at this time of year,” says celebrity manicurist Harriet Westmoreland. “It’s a shade that pairs perfectly with an autumnal wardrobe, too.”
While the prospect of liquorice might conjure memories of chipped teenage nails from sordid nights past, today it’s infinitely chicer – so much so, that models walked the Chanel spring/summer 2021 runway wearing the vampy shade. The trick, of course, is to ensure it’s immaculately finished, with a neat, well-hydrated nail bed, smooth rounded shape, and a high-shine top coat. For Westmoreland, it’s all about a low-key short, dark nail, rather than extreme talons – the nail should be understated, to allow the dark polish to make a statement.
“When working with any dark colour, I always cut excess length from the nail, then shape it into a soft square,” she explains. “I find removing the length and any harsh corners from the nail shape really complements a dark nail and flatters the nail bed.”
Prep is key to creating natural nails that can take a liquorice hue, so as well as lifting any excess cuticle from the nail plate.
“I love using a base coat underneath a black polish,” she says. “It smooths the nail plate out, blending any ridges or bumps, creating the perfect canvas to apply a dark colour to.”