Summer Nails 101 with Roxanne Campbell
Last week I caught up with Roxanne Campbell, nail expert to the stars, where I got the scoop on her new summer collection, as well as some tips and tricks on how to get your nails summer ready!
At only 29 years old, Roxanne has already created a household name for herself. She begun her career 11 years ago, working in nail salons, before bravely venturing into the freelance world, assisting other celebrity manicurists. Soon after, she found herself working backstage at LFW and NYFW for shows such as House of Holland, Acne and Christopher Kane, as well as on editorial shoots with Elle Magazine. Not only that, she's also painted thousands of athletes' nails during the London Olympics and teaches nail technology when she can too. As if that wasn’t enough, she created her own nail brand, with the likes of Jourdan Dunn rocking some of her signature colours. With the launch of her new summer collection, I caught up with Roxanne for a quick mani and the deets on getting perfect summer nails.
THE SUMMER COLLECTION
In that collection, you'll find 4 colours that are the ideal summer hues: white, coral, pink and blue. The inspiration behind this collection comes from the trends we’ve recently seen on catwalks, while also reflecting colours that will never go out of play. For Roxanne Campbell, quality is of the utmost importance and her lacquers are not only luxurious and affordable, but also designed with such pigmented colours that you don’t need multiple coats when painting your nails. For those ladies always in a rush (pretty much every city girl), this is for you!
“Nails are an accessory. Even if you’re dressed nice and simple, even if you prefer a natural colour, it just adds a little something to your look”.
Roxanne’s Tips for Perfect Summer Nails
1. BASE COAT IS A MUST!
For healthy looking nails, always wear a base coat. Without it, your nails will stain and turn yellow. If you’ve already fallen victim to stained nails, just get a white block and buff it regularly.
2. DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE!
There’s a myth that running your nails under cold water makes them dry quicker but it’s not true! It only puts a frost over your nails and gets rid of the shine but it doesn’t actually dry any quicker. Stick to the old fashioned methods, they work!
3. WHITE IS A WINNER!
White polish is a big trend right now. It looks great for both manicures and pedicures, so you can’t really go wrong with it.
4. USE A STICK!
When it comes to painting your nails, use a stick to remove marks down the side to keep them as neat and tidy as you can.
5. KEEP THEM SHINY!
Always wear a top coat to bring out the shine. It helps the polish last longer and keeps your nails super glossy. That’s the perfect finish for any manicure.