What is it about cuticles and the increasing interest in them in the nail art industry? First, it was cuticle tattoos that went on to become the hottest trend among fashionistas and, now, it is glitter cuticles that are enjoying the spotlight at the hottest fashion extravaganza of the season – the New York Fashion Week.
Usually, women wouldn’t even care about their cuticles. Give them a bright pop of nail colour or a pastel one and they would be more than happy. But if you are on of those who are ardent followers of trends, then glitter cuticles are what you should be aiming for. At the Spring 2017 Rodarte show in the NYFW, cuticles were the highlight of the nail-look and they were all covered in gold glitter. A nice touch from designer sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s label, who have given us shows around Gothic fairytales and cult fantasy video games in the past.
Manicurist Tracylee told Harpers Bazaar backstage, “I was inspired by the collection. The designers love to mix textures, so we brought that to the nail. It creates a kind of jewellery effect on the nails.”
You might be worried about the polish lifting and peeling, but there are ways to get it right. First, you will need to rub a little alcohol on your cuticles to remove all the surface oils. Second, apply a coat of pinkish nude nail shade to the entire nail and then use a small detail brush to trace a line of gold glitter polish on the skin around each nail. It’s really, really easy!