No matter what time of the year, I love being creative with my nails. Over the years I have established an entire drawer full of nail stickers, french tip stickers, brushes, buffers, nail files, all kinds of top coats, base coats and currently 59 different colours. While I have grown out of most of my floral or glittery stickers, I fell in love with simple minimalist nail art. As a result, now my most used manicure utensils are nail polish, polish remover, q-tips, french tip stickers, a nail file, tooth picks, a make up sponge and some cotton pads.
Usually my favourite colours to use are based around grey, black, gold and white but as its 38°C and sunny outside and my skin is currently relatively tan, I tend to make use of colours which I can’t wear in winter (making light skin even more pale looking). Have a look at my favourite basics below.
1. SIMPLE PASTEL COLOUR: Although I am a fan of bright colours, when it comes to minimalist designs, I would always work with 1 or 2 colours maximum and using a pastel tone as a base works very well.
2. THE DOT: Definitely my favourite, having a small dot on every finger (no matter where) not only looks elegant but is also the quickest and simplest design you could choose, especially if you’re not confident with your weaker hand.
3. DESIGN CHOICES: Other than the dot, these are my other much loved designs to use. I wouldn’t use them all at once as shown in the photo (as this defeats the point of minimalism) but I wanted to show you alternative ideas. Play around with different colour combinations (max 2) and off you go.
4. THE RAINBOW: Finally, a completely different way of being minimalist is sticking with plain coloured nails, but choosing 5 different nuances. Try to stick to more pastel tones if possible.
TIP: If you don’t have enough colours, pick a darker base colour and mix it with white nail polish for the lighter shades.