Thursday, 30 June 2011

No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colours Masterclass with Jamie Nunn

Even though I'm a huge fan of nail art, I've never really mastered it. What I really needed was a masterclass with a nail guru. And luckily I got just that at the No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colours launch with Jamie Nunn (don't you just love it when a plan comes together?).

With 20 new catwalk inspired shades in a range of colours from chic neutrals, classic reds and delicate pastels to in-your-face pinks and glossy metallics, these new No7 nail colours are seriously gorgeous and really reflect the up-coming trends for AW 11. My personal favourite was Lucky Lilac, a beautiful pastel shade that will take you from AW 11 through to SS 12 (very Miu Miu).

Now the fun bit! We all got to sit around a table, and, led by Jamie (head of nails at X Factor and tends to many a celeb's nails, including Cheryl Cole and Lady Gaga!), we were taken step-by-step through some easy (and some not so easy) nail art techniques. My favourite (mainly because it looked the best when I tried it on my nail wheel) was the Marble Nail, and here's a quick 'How To' from Jamie himself:
  1. Apply a thin layer of base coat.
  2. When dry, apply 2 coats of a coloured nail varnish and let it dry (Sing the Blues works well).
  3. Take a clean make up brush and paint a metallic colour onto a corner of the sponge. Gently dab the sponge over the nail for an 'antiqued' look. (Hot to Trot is a great colour for this).
  4. When this layer is dry, cover with a top coat!
In between creating our nail works of art, we also munched on very tasty Molly Bakes cake pops and Really Ree and I 'fell behind' the rest of the class as we gossiped, ate cheese and fell in love with the Swarovski crystal nails that Jamie was working on for Lady Gaga's latest video (see below).


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