Nothing finishes off your look quite like a hot set of nails. But you don’t need to fork out loads of cash at the salon to get a gorgeous, professional-looking finish. Here’s how to create three fire manicures (that will look gorge holding a glass of Shine Club Wine!).

Look 1: Date Night Rouge

Pairs well with Shine Club Natural Sweet Red Wine

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What You’ll Need

  • Deep red nail polish
  • Cotton bud
  • Nail polish remover
  • Clear top coat

How To Do It

  1. On clean nails, apply a fresh coat of red nail polish and wait until dry. Then add a second coat to make sure that the colour is even and deep.
  2. Using a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover, carefully clean up any varnish that you may have messed on your fingertips.
  3. Once your manicure edges look perfect, seal with a top coat, allow to dry and you are ready, honey!

*PRO TIP

When you are applying your nail polish, make sure you do so in downward strokes and that you go slowly. This will prevent air bubbles from forming that can cause your manicure to chip before its time.

Look 2: Graphic Glam Lewk

Pairs well with Shine Club Natural Sweet White Wine

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What You’ll Need

  • Black nail polish
  • Gold nail polish
  • Cotton bud
  • Nail polish remover
  • Clear top coat
  • Paper towel 

How To Do It

  1. Apply a coat of the black nail polish, wait until dry and then apply a second coat.
  2. Place the paper towel on the surface you are using because it’s about to get messy!
  3. Flick your gold nail polish randomly over your black nails to create a custom graphic design and allow to dry thoroughly.
  4. Dip the cotton bud in nail polish remover and clean up any gold (or black) polish that ended up on your fingers.
  5. Seal it with a clear top coat and you are ready to slay!

Look 3: Pink Retro Vibes

Pairs well with Shine Club Natural Sweet Rosé Wine

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What You’ll Need

  • Full set of artificial nails
  • Nail glue
  • Nail file
  • A cute pink nail polish
  • A white or pastel nail polish
  • Clear top coat

How To Do It

  1. Start by measuring the artificial nails against your natural nails to make sure that they will fit.
  2. Put a drop of nail glue in the centre of your nail, position the artificial nail over it and press down for about five seconds to make sure it’s firmly attached. Repeat this on all of your fingernails.
  3. Using a nail file, file the artificial nail into your desired shape and refine any rough edges.
  4. Apply a coat of your pink nail polish to each nail, allow to dry and then apply a second coat.
  5. When it comes to creating the light tips, take your white or pastel varnish and hold the brush at an angle to create the triangular shapes. Once your design has dried, apply a clear top coat and voilà!

*PRO TIP

When applying false nails, use your non-dominant hand as the applicator first. Most of us tend to go in using our dominant and applying to our non-dominant first. But trying to use your non-dominant one to apply artificial nails after they have just had nails attached to them will make it a lot more complicated. You can thank me later!