Instagram's new favourite nail trend is Kendall Jenner-approved and easy to do yourself10th Feb 19 | Beauty
Oddly enough, it's all about a barnyard animal.
Leopard-print might be the go-to pattern of the fashion crowd right now, but there’s a new style in town – and it’s all about cows.
Cow print is growing in popularity, and the chances are you’ve already scrolled past a few of these manicures on Instagram recently. If you were tempted to give them a go, you’re not alone – even supermodels are keen on this new look.
Allure recently asked Kendall Jenner what manicure she wants to try next, and the 23-year-old replied: “So there’s one that’s like cow print. I know that sounds really weird but it’s actually really cool.”
When models mention new styles, we’re often unsure whether we’ll be able to recreate them ourselves – unfortunately, we don’t all have an army of beauty technicians at our beck and call.
But with the cow print trend, this isn’t a problem, and there are many YouTube tutorials showing just how easy it is to do at home.
All you really need to do is prime your nails with a clear coat and then put on a couple of layers of white nail varnish. Once this is dry, use anything from a cotton bud to a toothpick to dot on the black patches of the cow hide.
The best thing about this style is you don’t even need to have a particularly steady hand. Cow print is naturally uneven and a bit random, so if you mess up, it will go pretty much unnoticed.
Once you’ve mastered the look, you can experiment – some nail artists on Instagram have been trying out things like cow print French tips, or even accessories, like rings, to really play off the cow theme.
Others have taken it to the next level and incorporated full cow faces and udders into their manicure – but this is definitely for the more adventurous.
It’s not just nails getting the bovine treatment either…
If you’re not quite feeling brave enough yet for a full-on matching cow print outfit, maybe start with your nails and work your way up.
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