What's new in nail art? Hottest buys and celeb manicurists uncovered!

Published Friday, Aug 22 2014, 18:20 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
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Obsessed with scrolling through nail art snaps on Instagram? Me too!

Check out the gurus I can't get enough of and the ground-breaking new buys that are causing a buzz.

Lily Allen with bright nails on 15 July 2014

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Michelle designed Lily's fab rainbow nails

Lily Allen shows off bright nails on Instagram in June 2014

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She created these embellished talons for Lily too

In awe of Lily Allen's ah-mazing talons? Manicurist Michelle Humphrey's behind them. She's the go-to girl for ombre in bright-as-you-can-brave-it colours and favours a super-long talon.

A shot from The Illustrated Nail's Instagram

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Sophie's great at detailed embellishment

A regular on the celeb circuit, Sophie Harris-Greenslade has a degree in illustration so it's no surprise make-you-squint detail is her forte. She's a pro at embellishment too.

A shot from Wah Nails' Instagram

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Wah Nails has grown from a small East London salon

Founded by fashionista Sharmadean Reid, this East London salon's a cool girl hotspot and now has a concession in Topshop's flagship store on Oxford Street. The Instagram account has over half a million followers - expect everything from florals to fluoro.

A shot from One Nail to Rule Them All's Instagram

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Nail blogger Alice creates simple yet pretty designs

For easy-to-cheat designs British blogger Alice is your girl. She's the master of simple yet effective looks that look great on short nails. Think cutesy foxes, flowers and birds in candy hues.

Wah Nails Polish

Wah Nails Polish in Schragers Touch, £9.99

Orly BB Creme Nail Polish, £15

Orly BB Creme, £15

Hot new range alert!
Hipster salon Wah Nails (see above) is set to launch a 60-strong line of products. There's everything from pens, £4.99 each, to polishes, £9.99 each, but I predict these press-ons, £9.99 for a set, will be sell-outs. Look out for them landing in Boots this September.

BB cream for nails
Over 3000 people signed up to the waiting list for Orly BB Crème, £15, ahead of its launch. Like a BB cream for your face, it delivers instant colour (a glossy sheer pink) as well as long-term benefits (smoothing, hydrating and brightening). Fab for post-gel talons.

Kiss Nails Kit

Kiss Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit, £10.99

The kit that's got it all
If you're big on bling and want to kickstart your nail art collection, Kiss Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit, £10.99, is a good'un. You might want to ditch the sparkly butterfly stickers but the brushes, dotting tool, top coat and glitters are great.

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