As the sun plays hide-and-seek among the clouds and rainbows dance above our heads, there's a longing for bright colours in the air. It's time to talk about the rainbow manicure trend.
After the rain...
Last year, all-over nude nails were everywhere. Natural, understated shades were the order of the day for a chic, cool look. This year, time spent at home has given us the opportunity to experiment and create in ways we never thought possible.
Spring 2021 heralded the arrival of the rainbow manicure, as seen in the Instagram accounts of nail artists everywhere. This ultra-vibrant burst of colour is like a bag of sweets with just the right amount of sharpness. Good mood guaranteed!
The advantage of this manicure is that anything goes. In terms of colour, you can go all out with pigment-rich shades that accentuate the colourblock effect. Colours that work brilliantly include Ultramarine, Green Garden and Coral Reef.
Soft colours are hard to beat
If you fancy a lighter touch, a soft rainbow is the perfect alternative.
As a French manicure or an all-over look, soft, soothing pastel shades will be your greatest ally this summer. Like a rainbow after the rain. From Mint pastel green to Lisa Lilas pastel purple and Pink Paradise pastel pink, our Rainbow Kit offers a kaleidoscope of candy colours, available in gel polish Green Flash format.
For the more creative among you, nail art is highly recommended. Mood-boosting colours aside, nothing lifts a look like a pretty pattern.
While the French manicure is a must-try, we're really getting into the negative space nail art trend, where only part of the nail is painted. Designs range from an inverted French manicure to abstract waves and houndstooth checks. Brushes at the ready!