Summer Nail Trends You’ll Want To Try Now SS2019

While others keep a close watch on models’ clothing and shoes when strutting down the catwalk at the SS19 runway shows, we had our eyes glued to their nails. Here are some of the hottest nail trends for summer… which one is your favourite?

Sunshine yellow at Natasha Zinko

Bright and sunny yellow shades remain a summer favourite, so we were thrilled to see models at Natasha Zinko’s shows sporting this hot hue. Simply grab your favouite buttercup shade, paint on two coats, and follow with a topcoat to make sure your mani goes the distance. You’ll be turning heads for sure!

Pretty in pink at Kate Spade

Pastel pink shades are nothing new during Spring and Summer, but nail artists backstage at Kate Spade added a little edge by adding black flecks to a pale pink polish. An easy (and less messy) way to get this look is to keep an eye out for a clear polish with black flecks, and to apply this over the top of your pink polish.

Kith’s update on the traditional French mani

French manicures are so last century, but Kith has found a way to bring it back – BIG time. Grab two of your favourite shades (they’ve gone for cherry red and navy, but we like orange paired with a bright pink for that full on summer feeling), then paint them – one after the other – on to your nail tips.

PRO TIP: Allow the first shade to dry thoroughly before painting on you second shade. Finish off with a top coat for staying power. 

Sweet simplicity at Monse

Oh, how we love this chic take on the feature nail trend! Take your lead from nail artists backstage at Monse by keeping your nails completely bare, except for one feature nail on each hand. Use some tape to create a diagonal strip, then use a white nail polish (or shade of your choice) to fill in the nail. Finish off with a top coat and wait for the compliments to come in!

Bubblegum delight at Natasha Zinko

We simply couldn’t get enough of the summery nail looks at Natasha Zinko (hence why we’ve included two nail looks from the Natasha Zinko SS19 show on this list). A perennial summer staple, bubblegum pink is a must for every woman’s nail kit. Keep nails short for a modern take on this look.

All that glitters at Tadashi Shoji

Take your cue from the dazzling ocean and go for a beautiful navy hue topped with a blue glitter polish. We think this look would work equally well on beach (or beside the pool) and whilst sipping on some bubbly at you office party. So simple, PLUS the glitter polish is less likely to chip (and is great for disguising smudges). It’s an impatient polisher’s dream!

Peachy Keen at Temperley London

We love peach and apricot shades for the warm summer months – especially when paired with tanned skin (from a bottle or professional spray tan, of course!) What we love even more it the unfinished look at Temperley London – models’ nails looked slightly smudged and scuffed, as though they’d spent too much time in the pool. We wouldn’t usually be onboard with an imperfect mani, but we think this undone look is just perfect for Summer!

So, we’d love to know: which of the above manis are your favourite, and which Summer nail trend are you most likely to try? Leave a comment below telling us which one you love most, and don’t forget to tag us in your at-home manicure looks over on Instagram

A Summer Pop Up Shop hosted by Pippa J

Is your wardrobe in desperate need of an update ahead of the Summer months, but you can’t face the thought of stepping into a busy mall? Why not attend a summer pop up shop hosted by Pippa J (our favourite stylist) instead? 

Pippa J’s pop up shops have garnered quite a number of followers over the past couple of years, and this year’s Summer Pop Up Shop is set to be even better than years gone by. Proceedings will kick off with a pizza and wine pairing at Gerakaris Family Wines in Jo’burg, followed by two days of shopping.

See the flyer below for all the details, then pop Pippa an email ( to book your spot! (You can also follow Pippa on Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date with future events, and be sure to visit her website for some great fashion advice).

FUN FACT: Pippa J was a speaker at our most recent reader’s event in Jo’burg, and shared some incredible tips on creating a capsule wardrobe with our readers.

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SUMMER BEAUTY TRENDS | A beautifully bronzed makeup look

The whole country might be in for a chilly snap this week, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t start to get excited about the upcoming summer months.

We don’t know about you, but the Beauty Warriors team is itching for summer to kick in… so much so that we’ve already dug out our favourite bronze and golden shadows, and we’ve just stocked up on some beautifully bright nail colours to get us in the mood! That’s why we couldn’t resist sharing MUD’s beautifully bronzed Summer Look for 2018 with our fellow beauty addicts.

You can use products you already have in your kit, or write down our suggestions in the post and head to your nearest MUD store to stock up. There’s never a better time to stock up on new makeup than a new season, right?

STEP ONE: Begin by applying a light layer of foundation to freshly cleansed and moisturised skin. Add concealer and powder where needed, but don’t go overboard. Dewy skin is all the rage this summer!

STEP TWO: Sweep a warm bronzer just under your cheekbones and around the perimeter of your forehead to warm up your face. We recommend MUD Sunshine Bronzer (R550).

STEP THREE: Use an eyeshadow brush (we recommend MUD’s Brush #610) to apply the same bronzer in the crease of your eye and along your lower lash line to create a smooth transition.

STEP FOUR: For added depth, blend a warm brown eyeshadow like MUD Brownstone Eye Color (R339) into the crease.

STEP FIVE: Apply a shimmery bronze eyeshadow to the center of your eyelid. We like applying MUD Bronzed Eye Color (R339) with MUD’s Brush #350. Use the same brush to apply a shimmery peach shadow to the inner corner of your eyelid – MUD Pixie Eye Color (R339) is ideal.

STEP SIX: Using a deep brown eyeliner or eyeshadow, liner your upper and lower lash lines, then finish off your eyes with a generous coat of MUD Volumizing Mascara. (Don’t forget those brows! Use MUD Eyebrow Cream and MUD Brush #220 to fill your brows as and where needed).

STEP SEVEN: Apply a nude or peach-hued lipstick to your lips, and top it off with a gloss to add shine. We like MUD Just Peachy Lipstick (R345) and MUD Bare Glaze (R270).

And that’s it! A really simple look that can be done in 10 minutes flat, but hits all the right notes this Summer. Will you be giving this makeup look a go? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to tag us in your pics on social media!