Let's Get This Nailed
Written by Rebecca Gillam
Want to look like you’ve got stuff 100% sorted? Get a mani. It's adulting as its simplest. No matter that you’ve got Netflix-and-bedhead or you're wearing joggers or you're running unacceptably late, polished nails just give off a #lifegoals vibe.
UV lamp €8, cuticle pusher €2, tip cutter €3, 2pk acrylic nail brushes €5, nail varnish storage €4
Though at Primark HQ we're all for spending as much money on preening as we do on food and transport combined, it’s maybe not the most sensible use of our bank accounts.
That’s why we’ve launched a new 13-piece collection, Nails Pro, with everything you need for a DIY mani without the profesh price tag.
Whether you rate artificial or au natch nails, give talons a time-out. This season it’s all about short-ish (think max 3mm) and square, with rounded edges.
We’re j’adoring the modernised French mani for a pretty, minimal look. But neutrals need a healthy, flawless base, which we’ve been perfecting with the Nails Pro files and cuticle pushers before applying just one or two coats of nude polish.
Want more wow? Nail art is the answer. Look to the catwalk for inspo as it’s totally on-trend RN. Negative space, bejewelled, glittery, mirrored… The more OTT the better. All you need is brushes, dotting tools, buffers and clippers and, with the range starting at €1.50, you can literally have it all.
There's even a colour chart to experiment your designs on to avoid any mani mess-ups and, bonus, it makes your living space look like an IRL salon.