Nail News

Some handy (ha!) nail news that has piqued my interest…

Little Bu’s wash-off nail colours. Meant for kids, they’re chemical free and come in some lovely intense brights that apparently wash off if you spill them on your clothes. Available from Little Bu on the fourth floor of Harrods or from Little Bu (£9.95)

There’s definitely a big thing going on with pearlescent and iridescent colours, both in beauty and fashion (thanks Chanel). Models Own has tapped into it with the new (arriving Tuesday) Beetlejuice collection of five oil-slick multi tones polishes (£5). My money’s on the bewitching, chrome-finish Emerald Black.

More reflective perlescence comes via Gareth Pugh’s goth-tinged make-up collection for MAC. Described as ‘incredibly chic with an underlying edge of darkness and attitude,’ the collection features three dark-n-lovely nail polishes that will be available in the UK from December.

WWD reported that OPI had opened its first London boutique. I did some Googling and discovered Colourcopia at Westfield London. I’m not convinced it’s an OPI store, but the important bit is it stocks the entire 240-colour OPI range (including the Nicole by OPI Justin Bieber range, should you care).

I liked this story on Fashionista about Giella, a US company that can custom blend and colour-match any nail polish. (They managed a good match for Chanel’s now-extinct Khaki Rose.) Whether they get the texture spot-on is another story altogether but a bespoke colour-matching service is quite a neat idea for a personal gift for a nail-obsessive.