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4 nail trends to try right now

Your go-to nail treatment may be a bit dated now, but the good news is, you can get an instant upgrade on last year’s looks with these trending manicure tweaks

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The five-colour mani

Love the playfulness of last season’s accent nail? Then the five-colour mani is for you! Simply choose five shades in one colour family and paint each nail a different hue. Red is a classic place to start.

From top: Revlon Nail Enamel in Ravishing, $6; OPI Infinite Shine gel effects Lacquer system in She Went On and On and On, $15; Misslyn Nail Colour in Scandalous, $10; Flower Beauty Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in Precious Poppy, $6; Maybelline ColorShow Nail Lacquer in Keep Up the Flame, $5

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Nudie (nail) show

If the make-under is more your style, swap last year’s nude nail polish for accents on bare nails. First, you need paper reinforcement stickers to act as a stencil. Next, cut a sticker in half and place it on the nail to create a template for either a French tip or crescent moon. Paint over it with a bright shade, leaving the rest of the nail nude. Finish with a clear topcoat.

Flower Beauty Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in Good Bud-dy, $6

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Metallic glitter

Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? This season’s tweak on the perennial favourite leans toward subtle sparkle rather than all-over opaque glitter. Try layering multiple shades of sheer, metallic glitters for a luxe gold or silver-leaf effect.

Wet ‘n Wild Fergie Nail Colors in Glamorous and New Years Kiss, $2 each

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Gems and studs

Once an arts and crafts girl always an arts and crafts girl. Feed your sticker passion with accent stones, and give nail polish strips a break. Here’s how to get the new look: Accent one area of each nail with a small stone or stud.

Kiss Salon Secrets Luxe Accents, $7