It’s been a pretty big year for nails- for the first time ever in the history of beauty, sales of nail polish in the UK overtook those of the £229 million lip colour market by over £1 million. Nail-tastic? We think so! A quick glace through your Instagram feed is proof that it’s not people’s pouts that are getting the hits but all those incredible manicures - the likes of Kelly Osbourne, Miley Cyrus and even Millie Mackintosh are all prone to posting pictures of their freshly painted nails.
From festival-worthy manicures to red-carpet stunners, 2013 has been one heck of a year for some serious nail-spiration. What’s more, the latest manicure technology has made it even easier to get A-list friendly talons- we fell head over heels for Marchesa and Revlon’s nail wraps back in October and manicure experts Nails Inc never fail to think of some seriously genius ideas from leather and feather effects to magnetic and fibre-optic finishes, the list goes on, and on.
It’s safe to say that the past 12 months have rendered us truly nail obsessed. Whether you’re after the colour of the moment or some serious nail art, there really is something for everyone. What’s more, a mere glance at Grazia’s very own Manicure Monday is further proof of the popularity of everyone’s new favourite pampering treat- the classic manicure. What’s not to love about nail art? It’s one of the best ways to try out some of the season’s colour trends without going full on and if you don’t like your new hue- you can just take it off and start all over again!
Click through our gallery and check out 2013’s best manicures, Grazia Beauty approved!