We had a fantastic day at e.l.f headquarters yesterday experimenting with some e.l.f nail polish to recreate the Catwalk nail Couture Trends for Autumn/Winter.
Check it out:
What do you think?
Products we used:
· Elf Nail Block £1.50
· Elf Nail Polish in Black £1.50
· Elf Nail Polish in Blush £1.50
· Elf Nail Polish in Clear £1.50
Wow! A couture manicure for under £10!
Before you start.
Tip 1: Preparing the nails:Before you apply your polish make sure you have a good canvas to work with. Cleanse your nails with a good polish remover to remove all traces of oil and old polish. This will help your nail polish last longer.
Tip 2: Buffing the nails:We used elf’s nail block to buff our nails first. This four-sided block helps you with a 4-step nail routine to remove rough edges, file, polish and buff away dry flakes. It is a good idea to do this if your nails are ridged. A smooth, even surface will help the polish application and will give the complete look a better finish.
Tip 3: Protect the nails:
Apply a clear basecoat to your nails to give your polish an even foundation to grip on to and help protect the nails from staining.
Step 1: Select the colour you want to use as your base colour – and apply two even coats. Allow your first coat to dry before applying the second coat for a smooth, even finish.
Tip 4: We chose Black, but you can use whatever colour you like. Just remember the couture look for this season has a heavy emphasis on dark, rich shades!
Step 2: Once your nails are dry. Chose a colour to use on your nail tips. We used elf Nail polish in Blush.Apply the colour to your nail tips only, don’t worry about making a perfect curve, just brush it on the tips about 1/3 of the way down. You should end up with something like this.
Step 3: Once your tips are dry you can start applying the glitter over the top to add a bit of sparkle to the finish. We chose to use Golden Goddess – this gorgeous clear coat is encrusted with specks of gold dust and glitter pieces for a holographic effect.
Step 4: Once your nails are dry, finish with a coat of clear topcoat to seal your polish and to give your nails a shiny finish.
Check out the pictures of all the other looks we created whilst we were experimenting:
Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed it and that we’ve inspired you to give it a go!
Now please excuse us while we go show off our new couture nails to the rest of the office!