Perfect nails: PURE and simple!

I know Spring is here, but there is a part of me that doesn’t want to let go of AW 08/09’s dark nails. I love how they manage to give a bit of an edge to SS 09’s florals and offer a contrast to the big ‘nude’ trend that is sweeping the beauty world.

One of the best dark polishes I have found it PURE in ‘port royale’, a gorgeous deep dark burgundy shade that has more than a hint of goth to it. I love it!

Top tips for dark nails:

1. Don’t paint right to the edges, as dark colours will stain cuticles.

2. ALWAYS use a base coat, dark colours will also stain nails.

3. Keep nails short, to avoid the scary dominatrix/vamp look and keep the look modern.

4. Paint 2-3 coats (letting nails dry in between) to make sure the colour is dark and even and lasts.

5. A top coat will give nails a gloss, make the dark shade look really ‘polished’ and last longer.

PURE nail varnish is priced £6.36 available from Boots

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