Celebrities favourite nail colours

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

This season, nails trends have included all the colours of the rainbow as well as metallics, darker hues and a return to natural-looking shades. Just take a look at what these trend-setting celebs have been wearing…

nicole richie, nail colours, celebrity

Nicole Richie loves her dark, sexy shades.

Nicole Richie recently revealed that her preferred nail lacquer is SpaRitual, R105, a vegan-friendly brand available at Wellness Warehouse.

spa ritual nail

Richie says she leans towards dark, sophisticated shades like this one; Endless Possibilities.

New mom, Victoria Beckham was recently snapped wearing a periwinkle-coloured nail polish which was also seen across the runway of Christian Dior’s spring show.

posh blue nails

Hope that’s not real fur Posh…

To copy the look, try something like Essie nail polish in Mesmerize:

essie mesmerize

Essie’s Mesmerize; like a nice cool dip after a long, hot day!

A real Essie fan is actress Katie Holmes. She generally uses subtle make-up for a clean, fresh look so it’s no surprise that she treats her nails the same way. ‘I love Essie’s Mademoiselle; the polish is great, lasts for ages and never chips!’

essie mademoiselle

Essie’s Mademoiselle. This is one of the brand’s best selling shades.

To glam up for a promotional photo shoot, Kelly Rowland painted her nails a beautiful shade of teal.

kelly rowland teal nails

So pretty!

If you’re looking for a similar shade, take a look at this blue-hued gem:

opi teal

OPI Don’t Teal my Heart Away, R128,00. Love the name! (Keep an eye out for OPI at Wellness Warehouse, Style Studio as well as selected spas and salons).

Another bright shade that’s big, big new right now is yellow. Katy Perry recently rocked yellow nails on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards.

katy perry yellow nails

Sun shiny kisses!

We’ve also seen snaps of Natalie Portman, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani also wearing yellow polish. As a rule of thumb, yellows look best with a tan, but if you’re a super pale person wanting to try the trend, opt for a bright, mid-tone hue. We like Revlon nail enamel in Electric, R89,95.

Last, but not least, all shades of taupe or grey are still a firm favourite in celebville. It doesn’t work for everyone, but let’s just be thankful that no one has thought of gray lipstick!

gwyneth taupe nails

Gwyneth Paltrow enjoys a front row seat while wearing taupe on her fingertips.

We like Jessica Custom nail colour in Intrigue, R79,95, available exclusively to Clicks.

jessica nail intrigue

Not too dark, not to light; just the way we like it.

Now tell us, which nail colours are you loving right now?




Essie’s Mesmerize; like a nice cool dip in the pool after a long, hot day!

Written by

Penny Formo is a 29-year-old shoe-aholic who spends all of her extra cash on lipstick and nail polish. She enjoys the Johannesburg rat race from a PR position based in Sandton.

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  1. Khensani

    Love pink nail colours, they’re just so cute

    6 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    Any pink and taupe is my favourite

    6 years ago •

  1. Pannack

    Loved this article! And love that Jessica nail colour, so unusual!

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    i love the OPI Don’t Teal my Heart Away

    7 years ago •

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