Summer Nail Trends You’ll Want To Try Now SS2019

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

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.

SUMMER BEAUTY TRENDS | A beautifully bronzed makeup look

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! 

8 Bright & Beautiful Nail Art Ideas To Try Right Now! | Easy DIY Spring Nails

8 Bright & Beautiful Nail Art Ideas To Try Right Now! | Easy DIY Spring Nails

Instead of reaching for your usual pastel nail polish this Spring, may we tempt you to play a little by trying one of these bright and beautiful nail art designs? 

Save your favourite to your phone to show your manicurist, or get out your polish collection and a couple of toothpicks and try them for yourself… these designs aren’t just pretty to look at, they’re relatively simple to recreate as well!

Image sources here

Aren’t these the prettiest Spring nails you’ve ever seen? From fruity to floral, there’s a Spring-inspired design for just about everyone… which one is your favourite? 

Get the look | MUD Winter Muse 2018

Get the look | MUD Winter Muse 2018

Winter Muse is an exquisite, sultry makeup look designed by Make-Up Designory Cosmetics (better known as MUD), and is the perfect look for a chilly winter evening. 

With just six simple steps, it’s an easy and wearable look that just about anyone can pull off, and it doesn’t require an armful of makeup either! Let us know if you try this look or – better yet – tag us in your photographs over on Instagram or Facebook! We can’t wait to see your looks!



MUD Eye Colour in ‘ Graphite’ (R240)

MUD Eye Colour in ‘Tinsel’ (R240)

MUD #810 Smudger Brush (R460)

MUD Lip & Cheek Colour in ‘Sweet Cheeks’ Colour Creme (R350)

Our favourite beauty looks from the 2018 MTV Movie & TV awards

Our favourite beauty looks from the 2018 MTV Movie & TV awards

From dewy skin and neutral shadows to thick, lustrous braids and wet-look locks, we’ve rounded up all the best beauty looks from the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

In the mood for some fresh beauty inspo? Look no furher! We trawled the ‘net to find some of the hottest hair and makeup looks from the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, which took place in Santa Monica, California early last month.

Scroll down to get caught up on all our favourite celebrity hair and beauty looks lately – and don’t forget to leave a comment to let us know which one you love most!


Alisha Boe

The 13 Reasons Why star looked sensational in a shimmering dress by Makarian, paired with ultra-modern waves and a neutral makeup palette.

What we love most: Those soft, feminine waves, the contouring that further highlights her incredible bone structure, her strong brows, and the softly-defined eyes.

What we’d change: Absolutely nothing. We love everything about this look!


Alison Brie

We can’ get enough of the G.L.O.W star’s retro, 60s-inspired look: from her high ponytail, baby-blue eyeshadow and bubblegum pink lipstick, this look is everything.

What we love most: Those Twiggy lashes and her modern take on blue eyeshadow. Oh, and did we mention that we’re all kinds of obsessed with her gorgeous ponytail?

What we’d change: We would’ve added some bold, statement earrings to really capitalise on the retro vibe.


Amandla Stenberg

The bun-ponytail hybrid is turning heads this season, and Amandla’s incredible take on this trend is by far the best style we’ve seen.

What we love most: Her thick, lustrous locks and that incredible eyeshadow.

What we’d change: Nothing at all.


Katherine Langford

The 13 Reasons Why stunner knocked it out of the park with her tousled ponytail (paired with a sensational, over-sized bow) and Cleopatra-esque liner look.

What we love most: That magnificent eyeliner (we love the glints of purple liner), the enormous black bow, and the tousled waves over her shoulder.

What we’d change: It looks as though a lipstick touch-up is in order, and we’d go easier on the blush.


Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn’s tousled hair and beautifully defined eyes complement her deep green velvet dress perfectly.

What we love most: That inner corner highlight, and the pop of teal liner that matches her dress.

What we’d change: Nothing!


Tessa Thompson

When both Kim K and Westworld’s Tessa Thompson debut braids at the same event, you know that they’re about to be bigger than ever!

What we love most: The eye-catching highlights in her braids, as well as the pop of pink on eyes.

What we’d change: A little hint of blush and some lipstick would’ve go amiss.



Consistently at the top of our – and everyone else’s – best beauty round ups, it seems that Zendaya can do no wrong!

What we love most: Zendaya’s slicked back, wet-look hair, her full brows, and that beautiful eyeshadow.

What we’d change: Not a thing. As we said, Zendaya can do no wrong!


Which one of these beautiful looks is your favourite? Anything you’d be keen to recreate? Drop us a comment below!