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When it comes to nail colour and nail art, we battle between OPI and Esse, both available in Pakistan. Gone are the days of Medora and Swiss Miss (remember?) and even Revlon has taken a backseat. Nail colour and art innovation has taken imagination out to the stars and we adorn our fingertips in everything bold, beautiful to downright bizarre. Amethyst Spa (actually a little salon tucked away in Clifton) is one of the official affiliates of OPI in Pakistan and they recently hosted a do to introduce the latest palette, raging all across the world. Here’s a recap for SH readers!

The Retro Look:

yellowThis season, yellow has the ‘it’ factor. What better way to embrace the sunny and bright than painting your nails luminescent yellow? It not only manages to look incredibly chic and sophisticated, but it also gives new definition to a style diva that isn’t afraid of taking charge. It surely is an eye catcher to make a bold statement. Here’s your chance to adopt the retro summer-look.

Colour: Towel Me About It (Gel colour from the Retro collection) 



neonThe world of fashion has been buzzing around neon, may it be Michael Kors, HSY or a heavy dose of neon craze by Kayseria on the ramps. These shades have become absolute ‘must-haves’ this summer. Are you ready to make a statement? Load up on the ‘NEON’ nail varnishes. Now is the time to go bright, catchy and absolutely florescent. Get yourself a bottle of pink, yellow, blue or green and mix-match it with your summer wardrobe!

Colour: Available in: Brights collection by OPI.


Provocative Plum

nlf61_g_muirmuironthewall_handswatch-swatch_handIt is somewhere written within the thick bindings of a fashion Gospel that you can never go wrong with a creamy coat of plum. In fact, purple is now an ode to pink. It defines womanhood in its purest sense – mature, feminine and strong. This summer is an invitation to plunge yourself into the vivacious hue. Buy it, wear it, live it.


Colour: Muir Muir on the Wall (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Chromatic Orange:

ORANGEHaven’t you heard? Orange is the new black. This summer is the time to knock off all the bland nail colours and treat yourself with a tinge of orange. You can either pair it with an orange lipstick or wear it with plain whites; your nails are bound to stand out. A fiery hot creamy orange is the perfect addition to your summer list. Its trendy, it’s fashionably cool and it’s most definitely orange!

Colour: A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find


Monochromatic effect:

white‘Out with the old, in the new’ this may be the style statement of the decade, but there are some things that will never grow old. Monochrome has sustained its pinnacle by making a dramatic impact. Black and white nail varnishes are two colours that you can never go wrong with or get tired of. Use them together or wear them separately, either way it’s the easiest and the quickest way to remain fashion savvy.

Colour: Oh My Majesty! (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Big Apple red

neonThank your lucky starts that you no longer have to wait for the wedding season to wear this uber sexy colour. This colour has been creating a tsunami in the world of fashion, red lipstick, red clothes, red nail color, red lingerie, red – you name it, you have it. Red is boarder lining femininity, elegance and sheer naughtiness. This summer wear red varnish over soft hued drapes, and allow the crimson to stand out and seduce the crowd.

Colour: Having a Big Head Day (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Ocean blue:

blueSummer reminds you of beaches, beaches remind you of waves, and waves remind you of blue and blue reminds you of – I’m sure you’re starting to get the drift now. This is the time to say hello to the different kind of summer blues. Paint your nails cerulean blue during the day or try on a shimmering deep twilight blue on a special dinner night. Experiment is necessary, and what better way to do that than painting your nails electric blue to add an extra oomph to your wardrobe.

Colour: The I’s Have It (Alice Through the Looking Glass)



goldAlexander McQueen, DKNY, Karen Walker or Armani – metallic hues have been a priority for collection conjured by these iconic designers. OPI’s latest palette including Swarovski studs toad perfect bling to shimmery nails. Add a bit of shimmer or adopt the plain metallic silver/gold hue, your nails are bound to make a fashion statement. When worn with chunky accessories and metal chains, nothing says ‘opulence’ than these sleek metallic nail lacquers.

Colour: A Mirror Escape (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

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