The not-so-simple black nail

The not-so-simple black nail

Nail art is obviously a big trend at the moment and I love coming up with different designs on my nails. 

Thanks to the new Nail Art range which is stocked in Topshop, River Island, New Look, Selfridge and Accessorize you can now get a number of different products to help you with different designs. 

Here are just a few of mine.

The first one, which I labelled the not-so-simple black nail was created using Barry M black polish, a LCN Matte polish top coat (Available from and the black and gold 3-in-1 Nail Art Pens. (Available from Topshop, £7.50)

I used the black polish as a base, then painted the matte varnish on top leaving the tip out so that part was still glossy. Then on each ring finger I used the black nail gems all-over to create a standout nail. 

Easy to do and it looks super elegant. 

Don't forget your top coat on the nail gems though to make sure that they have staying power. 

Next up is the super simple glitter edge. 

These are the perfect day nails and work with any colours you like. 

I used a green shade from the LCN Urban Expression collection - I used New York Glam, for the nail colour. 

Then on the ring finger I used the dull-silver glittler Nail Art pen (Available in pack of five, Glam Glitter Nail Art Pens, River Island £9.95). All I did was trace around the edge of the nail to give a border effect. 

The LCN Urban Expression set is a range of grey, nudes and green. Perfect for simple day nails. (Available from

Then for my final nail design (pictured left) I used the Nail Art Gem Wheel for a design nail on my ring finger. 

For the ring finger I used a navy Nails Inc shade and the gold-coloured gems from the wheel along the bed of the nail. 

For the other nails I used GOSH polish in the Galaxy shade. 

A lovely glitter colour which has hints of greens, browns and golds in  - perfect for the party season. 

Which are your favourite designs? Are there any that you'll be trying out?

Here are a few more bits that you can try out for nail art designs too. 

Nail Art Caviar Luxe

Nail Art Glitter

Nail Art Brush Set

Neon Nail Art Set

Femalefirst Taryn Davies

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