When I say "rainbow nails", I'm not talking about this:
Christ almighty. Did you ever look back on some of your earlier blog pictures and want to cry?
Anyway - I read an article recently on SELF website that talked about another nail trend on the way from Korea. The whole article is here, but basically the trend is to pick three or four nail polishes from the same family, with the same finish. With ombré nails (every time I type the word ombré I think of hombre.....for men?) the colours usually go light to dark. With rainbow nails, there's no colour pattern. Just lash them on in any formation.
I picked the following four colours:
L-R: Essence Lost In You, Zoya Carey, Rimmel Salon Pro Oh, Mr. Darcy! and Essie Parka Perfect.
I gave each nail two coats of one of the colours, using the Rimmel shade on my thumb too.
I think it's a lovely way to look like you've made an effort without making any real effort - and it's a great way to transition from Summer to Autumn. Berry tones would look fantastic.
I think calling it "rainbow nails" is a bit of a stretch, but I do love the idea of using a few similar colours with the same finish. Mind you, the temptation to add a wallop of glitter was shocking.
Will you be giving this a go or do you prefer all your nails to match?