The best nail trends this winter

Coat your digits with these colours and textures

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 25 2017

Get in on the biggest nail trends this season with the following guide to the hottest colours and textures to try right now. Our tip - prep your nails with Scholl’s Velvet Smooth Electronic Nailcare System that can file, buff and polish in one, and ensure a longer-lasting mani. 

Trend to try: metallic contrast

If you’re wearing a plain outfit, up the glitz factor with some gold or silver. Anything goes here as long as it’s graphic: apply a layer of metallic polish over a creamy colour, as a diagonal slash over white polish (use a tiny nail brush for this), or even on top of your half-moons to instantly look polished.

Trend to try: short and neat 

Let your bling do the talking with a tidy manicure that features a shorter nail shape that’s slightly rounded at the edges. To do so, use your Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nailcare System to file your nails down, and complement your look by pairing it with a coat or two of a neutral nail colour - pink or beige works best here. 

Trend to try: embellished 

Try layers of glitter, bold contrasting colours, and even stick on gems to really make a statement - you may be able to find these at your local craft store. Don’t have a steady hand? Ask a friend to help you out or seek a professional’s assistance to get your digits looking perfect. 

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.