British singer Lily Allen has never been the shy, retiring type. She's known for her fearlessness and blunt attitude when it comes to the glitzy world of Fame. But she's a girly girl nonetheless, and loves nothing more than putting on a sparkly dress, colorful makeup and high heels for an awards party. So it came as no real surprise that she was spotted at the BRITS (British Music Awards) in a figure-hugging glittery dress, crazy yellow and black hair, and some gorgeous lavender-colored nail art:
Pastel doesn't have to be prim!
Pastel-colored nails are huge this season. Forget your preconceptions of lavender, mint green and powder blue as boring, wishy-washy shades. Lily shows us that a light color can look edgy, it just depends on how you use it. Lupita Nyong'o is also a big fan (and whatever Lupita does is automatically on-trend. Fact.)
If you look at Lily's nails, you'll see that the lunula part of her nails (the white part at the base) have been shaped in a graphic triangular shape. It's super easy to do yourself:
Start with a base coat, let it dry, then place a triangular piece of aluminum foil over the bottom of your nail, and apply the lavender shade to your nails. When the lavender is dry, peel off the aluminium in a downwards direction, and voilà! The base coat will remain visible on the area where the foil was covering the nail.
If you're looking for really standout nails, use a bolder color like peacock blue or bright orange. You could also contrast two different colors, by applying a second layer of color over the base coat before covering the nail with foil. You don't have to stick to triangles, either - check this article on how to get a graphic two-tone nail art look. The world is your oyster!