The accent nail is your excuse to shine in the lime light without having to go overboard with nail art. Simply put, all it requires you to do is paint one nail differently. International celebrities are flaunting the trend at fashion weeks, in music videos and on the red carpet in creative ways. To rock the accent nail manicure like a queen, borrow ideas from these daring celebs who’ve tried its classy, bold and daring versions.
CHOOSE THE FINGER
While the ring finger is the most popular choice for accent nails, an accented index finger stands out while middle fingernail accent is for the rebellious.Another plus is that it’s symmetrical, since you have two fingers on each side. A middle nail accent can look classy even, if the highlight is chosen tastefully. Avoid the thumb, however, since it won’t be visible to other people.
DO A STANDALONE ACCENT
Strapped for time to do up all your nails before a party? Use a jewelled nail decal (sticker) as an accent. It looks just as chic as a full manicure. Use the same decal on the accent nail of both hands, or play up two different ones, the choice is yours.
CHOOSE COLOURS IN THE SAME SPECTRUM
For a formal occasion that demands a demure look, let your mani have the same colour scheme. An accent nail in a complementary colour is suitable for the times you want to be ladylike and feminine. Team it with matching clothing.
KEEP THE ACCENT NAIL MUTED
For an eye-catching party mani, go all out with sparkle or gloss, or pattern even, on all your nails and let the accent nail be the muted one.Another way to apply this idea is to highlight a printed manicure with a plain accent nail in the same colour scheme or vice versa. This will bring out the print with more vibrancy