For some time now, accent nails have been on trend when it comes to your manicure. One nail, quite often the nail of the ring finger, is decorated slightly differently to the rest of the manicure so that it makes more of a statement.
Here’s an example of Beyonce’s accent nail – a bright, mint green nail thrown in amongst a candy floss pink manicure.
Today, I experimented with this style when I went for my Shellac manicure. My favourite manicurist in Birmingham, Zoey, showed me her fruit slices and I just could not resist but to give them a go. I’d seen these on the internet before but never in the flesh – they are nail art pieces that you buy in sticks and trim down into little slices.
My Shellac colour of choice was a hot turquoise called Hotski to Tchotchke. I love this colour because it looks really vibrant when I’ve got fake tan on but also compliments fair skin beautifully for the days when I’m au natural. After applying my base coat and two coats of the Shellac polish, Zoey carefully positioned the fruit slices onto the nail of my ring finger.
When she was done, she set this under the UV lamp and then sealed it again with an extra coat of gel. Once this had set she applied the Shellac top coat as normal to all nails. After lots of polish, I was delighted with the finished result!
If you’re in Birmingham and you’d like to visit Zoey for a fruit salad manicure, use the contact details below to get in touch with her. A standard Shellac manicure costs £18.00 and fruit salad pieces are at a small extra cost. If you’re not local then be sure to scour eBay for your own nail art sticks – they’re always really cheap and come in a variety of styles. Enjoy your experiments!
- Book with Zoey! Call Cherry Red salon in Wylde Green, Birmingham, on 0121 647 8117.