The trend that has taken the world by storm, nail art is everywhere you look and we are all getting involved. Nails have taken over the beauty world and the shoe box we keep our nail varnish in is overflowing with every varnish variation that appears on the shelves. Whether its gel, neon, glitter or metallic the options are growing so fast, deciding which one to choose is becoming a near on impossible decision. Us girls (and some of the guys) at OFFICE HQ love everything to do with nails and wanted to share some tips we have learnt for beautifully preened nails this summer.


First step is to decide on a shape, it’s not just round or square these days, a 50’s style sharp point which is called stiletto, also one of our favourite things!

nail shapes

Next is the polish and tools needed to create some works of art. Our favourite brands are Models Own; Nails Inc; Barry M; Essie and OPI for every colour under the sun. Color Club for unicorn style holographic polish and Revlon Parfumerie collection for dreamy scented nails. You can also get some great tools from Topshop MakeUp with all the bits you need to create summer ready nails.


You can get your hands on some great nail art books like Wah Nails and Nail Candy, available on Amazon, for some great on trend ideas.


Nail delights have taken over Instagram and nail goddesses @wahnails are your go to girls for the latest look.

A great Tumblr is the Illustrated Nail for high fashion styles and The Nailasaurus blog has a great list of tutorials to get you started.


We have selected some of our favourite video tutorials from the web, so get practising on yourself and all your friends.

Marble Nails   (

Palm Tree Nails   (

Pastel Penguins  (


Images Sourced: Hannah Fivian on Pinterest;;;;;;