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Crazy colours dominated the Spring/Summer 2013 runways across the world. For your nails, we suggest you think quirky. The wackier the colour combo, the cooler your mani. The season specials include yummy citrus orange (Rs 225 @ L’Oreal), canary yellow (Rs 100 @ Colorama), electric blue and, of course, neon pink (Rs 199 each @ Lakme). Have you tried a new hue for every finger? Go solid, colour-block or if you are artsy, take out your brush (we suggest Vega for Rs 60). Paint on!

Nail it: Cover girl JLo!

Bye French, hello half-moon! Jennifer Lopez loves you and so do we!

It’s the French manicure in reverse, and it’s way more funky and fashionable. DIY if your hand is steady, or visit a salon for a pro job. Better still, invest in a French manicure set (Chambor has a good kit).

“A twist in the nail tells all tales. This out-of-the-box manicure is neat, non-fussy and elegant,” says beauty expert Priscilla Corner. PS: While we love classic neutrals (Rs 200 each @ Maybelline), consider cool contrast colours to nail this trend.

We heart Anne Hathaway’s manicure. Let the animal spots and stripes rest for a while. Celebrate spring with a gorgeous garden theme against a monochrome backdrop. These butterflies are such a joy! Let the artist in you take over as you indulge in some nail art. It’s fun. It’s fashion-fabulous. Think flora, birdies and more happy symbols.

Who better to present the black nail case than its ‘unofficial brand ambassador’, designer Kallol Datta! Here’s what he had to say...

“It’s ironic how people rush to wear black to be mentally comforted and yet balk at applying black nail enamel. Do not worry. Sporting black nails will not make you a rebel/ fundamentalist/ poser. Embrace it like you would your black cashmere jumper. Looks best when your nails are not veering into ‘talons’ category. Play with different finishes in black enamel — high shine, matt, glitter, opaque, leather-like....”

Girls love a bit of bling. Girls love making a statement. What’s a better way to combine two loves than a statement nail like the sexy Jennifer Lopez (she’s on a roll, really!). It’s so bold and beautiful. Start with a neutral nail colour of your choice — it’s the right canvas and just the thing for those who don’t want to go all-bling. If you don’t have a steady hand to tackle glitter, fake it with L’Oreal nail art stickers (inset).

Priced at Rs 299 (for a pack of 10), that’s 10 statement nails coming up!