Fall 2012 Nail Trends: Take Your Talons To The Next Level

There are almost 5000 posts about #stonenails on Instagram

  • Delicate stones like tiny pebbles being added to nails

  • Stones can be bought online or from hobby shops or haberdasheries

  • Nail art expert says steady hand is needed to get the look right

  • See the latest Instagram trends at www.dailymail.co.uk/instagram 

  • By Siofra Brennan For Mailonline

    Published: 05:36 EDT, 3 March 2016 | Updated: 13:39 EDT, 3 March 2016

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    We've seen every kind of nail art from ombré talons to eggshell effect polish, and even a bizarre recent trend for furry 'werewolf' nails.

    Now the latest craze to sweep social media sees beauty buffs sticking tiny rocks to their manicured fingers, with almost 5000 posts tagged as 'stone nails' on Instagram.

    'This new nail embellishment trend has taken social media by storm, with pretty, delicate and tiny stones being added to your nails to make them look like shiny pebbles,' Edinburgh-based manicurist Katie Jane Nails told FEMAIL. 

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    The latest craze to sweep social media sees beauty buffs sticking tiny rocks to their manicured fingers, with almost 5000 posts tagged as 'stone nails' on Instagram. Yuuriliyaah contrasted her bold red manicure with tiny turquoise stones. 

    The latest craze to sweep social media sees beauty buffs sticking tiny rocks to their manicured fingers, with almost 5000 posts tagged as 'stone nails' on Instagram. Yuuriliyaah contrasted her bold red manicure with tiny turquoise stones. 

    Chihoasami_nail also mimiced a full stone effect. On a base of white nails with cracks drawn on she added accents of blues and purples, as well as gold flecks, and she topped off the look with miniature stones in shades of purple and blue

    Chihoasami_nail also mimiced a full stone effect. On a base of white nails with cracks drawn on she added accents of blues and purples, as well as gold flecks, and she topped off the look with miniature stones in shades of purple and blue

    She added: 'I love the versatility of this trend as there are many ways to embellish them with gems and marble-like polishes.' 

    However Katie Jane said that although it might look easy to stick on the micro-stones, it's not as simple if you're not used to doing your own manicures.  

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    'This nail trend does take patience and a steady hand,' she said. 'However if you’re not skilled with nail art, you could always take a few stones and gems to your manicurist to be added on to your nails.'

    As they're not traditionally used in nail art, you're unlikely to find stones at your nearest beauty counter. 

    Sty_nail stuck almost transparent stones on white fingernails, which were painted with gold to mimic the effect of cracked rocks

    Sty_nail stuck almost transparent stones on white fingernails, which were painted with gold to mimic the effect of cracked rocks

    Hush0706's nails nails featured marbles shades of turquoise and hints of dark red, as well as flecks of metallic gold, complete with stick-on stones

    Hush0706's nails nails featured marbles shades of turquoise and hints of dark red, as well as flecks of metallic gold, complete with stick-on stones

    Nerochang went for a mash up of styles by adding a trio of mini rocks to just one of her fingers. On her other talons she sported gems and stick-on patterns including a cross

    Nerochang went for a mash up of styles by adding a trio of mini rocks to just one of her fingers. On her other talons she sported gems and stick-on patterns including a cross

    But Katie Jane said: 'You can easily buy them from Amazon, Hobbycraft and eBay or even from your local haberdashery store.'

    On Instagram, Yuuriliyaah showed off her colourful red manicure, which she had accessorised with tiny turquoise stones. 

    KATIE JANE'S FIVE EASY STEPS FOR PERFECT STONE NAILS 

    1. Clean nails and paint with your favourite polish, or a blending or contrasting colour to match the stone.

    2. Relax and let the polish dry thoroughly

    3. Choose an appropriate size stone to fit.

    4. Using a small amount of nail glue place your stone and hold until it doesn’t wiggle.

    5. Add in any details, surrounding the stones or nail art foil to give a well finished professional look and add a top coat for extra shine.

    Sty_nail stuck almost transparent stones on white fingernails, which were painted with gold to mimic the effect of cracked rocks. 

    Chihoasami_nail also mimiced a full stone effect. 

    On a base of white nails with cracks drawn on she added accents of blues and purples, as well as gold flecks. 

    She topped off the look with miniature stones in shades of purple and blue. 

    Hush0706 went for a similar look that was even more colourful. 

    Her nails which featured marbles shades of turquoise and hints of dark red, as well as flecks of metallic gold, she added tiny pearlescent stones that were almost invisible to the eye. 

    Alongside them she added more turquoise stones, which she also dotted with hints of gold.

    Nerochang went for a mash up of styles by adding a trio of mini rocks to just one of her fingers. On her other talons she sported gems and stick-on patterns including a cross.

    Anela_nails_sayo also kept things relatively subtle with hints of glitter and sequins, and a handful of miniature stones

    Anela_nails_sayo also kept things relatively subtle with hints of glitter and sequins, and a handful of miniature stones

    Memexan went for an even more understated look with a French manicure - bit it was anything but simple. She brightened things up with bold gold stones, which she stock on alongside blue and pale stones.

    Memexan went for an even more understated look with a French manicure - bit it was anything but simple. She brightened things up with bold gold stones, which she stock on alongside blue and pale stones.

    Aokosu went for the stone effect on her ultra pale pink nails and then stuck on some rather large pearlescent stones, that covered almost the entire nail

    Aokosu went for the stone effect on her ultra pale pink nails and then stuck on some rather large pearlescent stones, that covered almost the entire nail

    Anela_nails_sayo also kept things relatively subtle with hints of glitter and sequins, and a handful of miniature stones. 

    Memexan went for an even more understated look with a French manicure - bit it was anything but simple. 

    She brightened things up with bold gold stones, which she stock on alongside blue and pale stones.

    Aokosu went for the rock effect on her ultra pale pink nails and then stuck on some rather large pearlescent stones, that covered almost the entire nail. 

    Another French manicure fan Happymamassi spiced things up by painting one nail with pink glittery polish and adding a clump of tiny stones to another

    Another French manicure fan Happymamassi spiced things up by painting one nail with pink glittery polish and adding a clump of tiny stones to another

    For another look Happymamassi rocked even more dramatic jewel-like stones that looked like rubies and amethysts

    For another look Happymamassi rocked even more dramatic jewel-like stones that looked like rubies and amethysts

    Zakuyi  kept things simple by adding a green stone to just one fingernail, alongside a white and grey polish that looked just like her marbled phone case

    Zakuyi kept things simple by adding a green stone to just one fingernail, alongside a white and grey polish that looked just like her marbled phone case

    Miyoshikaori threw subtlety out the window and went for a riot of colour, adding stonges in blue, grey and orange to her bright manicure.

    Miyoshikaori threw subtlety out the window and went for a riot of colour, adding stonges in blue, grey and orange to her bright manicure.

    Another French manicure fan Happymamassi spiced things up by painting one nail with pink glittery polish and adding a clump of tiny stones to another. 

    She also rocked the look again for another photo with even more dramatic jewel-like stones that looked like rubies and amethysts. 

    Zakuyi also kept things simple by adding a green stone to just one fingernail, alongside a white and grey polish that looked just like her marbled phone case. 

    However, Miyoshikaori threw subtlety out the window and went for a riot of colour, adding stonges in blue, grey and orange to her bright manicure. 

    Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3473400/Stone-nails-latest-manicure-trend-sweep-social-media.html

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