20 Black British Nail Bloggers to Follow on Instagram Now

20 Black British Nail Bloggers to Follow on Instagram Now

by Louise Akrofi.

To celebrate the post-lockdown re-opening of nail salons across England from Monday (13.07.20), we have compiled a list of talented Black British nail technicians, brand owners and bloggers below to inspire your first post-lockdown manicure.

1. @mojavemauve (London) Roseanne – Nail Blogger

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/mojavemauve

 

2. @516polish (The UK’s first Indie Nail Polish brand with a vegan, non-toxic, cruelty-free formula. Owned by Wunmi Ladele)

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Photo credit: instagram.com/516polish

 

3. @prettyedgy_nails (Sutton, London/Surrey) Annabel Ifill – Nail Technician

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Photo credit: instagram.com/prettyedgy_nails

 

4. @vixiny_ (London) Vegan and cruelty free nail brand established in 2018.

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Photo credit: instagram.com/vixiny_

 

5. @manicuremaniac_ (London) Nail Blogger

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/manicuremaniac_

6. @_arjenesisnails (London) Aliyah Rianna Johnson is a freelance nail artist and session manicurist. She has also recently become a Brand Ambassador for The Gel Bottle Inc.

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/_arjenesisnails

 

7. @cerrisclawz (South London) Nail Technician

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/cerrisclawz

 

8. @xisnails (Tottenham, South London) Nail Technician

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/xisnails

9. @lindiloolie (West London) Nail Technician

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/lindiloolie

10. @nailedbynk (UK – Bromley) Nail Technician

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/nailedbynk

11. @ninclondon (UK – East London) Nail Technician and Nail Care Supplier http://www.ninclondon.com

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/ninclondon

 

12. @thenailsplug (Darlington) Nail Technician

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/thenailsplug

 

13. @ikishashaw (Cambridge) Nail Technician & Custom Press On Nails Supplier
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Photo Credit: instagram.com/ikishashaw
14. @thenail.labb (Birmingham) Nail Technician
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Photo Credit: instagram.com/thenail.labb

15. @shanellesnails (London) Nail Technician & Luxury Press On Nails Supplier

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/shanellesnails

 

16. @nailsbytish_ (East London) Nail Technician

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/nailsbytish_

 

17. @silknailslondon (Brockley, South East London)  Nail Technician

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/silknailslondon

 

18. @amathesalon (Brixton, London) Salon owned by Vogue-featured Session Manicurist Ama Quashie. Ama The Salon promotes the Natural Nail.

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/amathesalon

 

19. @glitz_glam20 (Birmingham) Nail Technician

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/glitz_glam20

20. @princess_pinktipnails (Birmingham) Nail Technician

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Photo Credit: instagram.com/princess_pinktipnails

 

 

Pastel is the new Neutral

Pastel is the new Neutral

It’s time to have some fun with colour. A common theme among the home decor trends forecast for Spring 2019, is the reintroduction of pastels.

 

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Photo courtesy of @twitter

Playfully referred to as “Ice-Cream” or “Gelato” colours, pastels are expected to replace neutral tones around the house this year.

Think soft blues, light pinks, creamy yellows and washed lilacs.

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Photo courtesy of The Rug Seller

Spotted at the Cologne Design Fair & Stockholm Design Week late last year, pastels are set to replace our safe taupes and greys. While most of us shy away from strong colours for vast spaces at home, pastels are the perfect compromise as they can still be paired up with prints and bold accents.

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The international furniture and interiors fair | imm cologne // photo courtesy of Mipsbe (https://mipsbe.com/post/)

What is even more exciting is that this trend is not just limited to home decor; be prepared to see pastels in your favourite high street stores, as this style is due to hit the fashion world this Spring. Major haute couture brands such as Bahrain-based womenswear label Noon and Noor and US brands Tom Ford and Kate Spade showcased heavy pastels and muted colours at their Spring Summer 2019 shows for New York Fashion Week.

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Photo courtesy of Vogue Magazine Online (www.vogue.com)

Check out the images below for some pastel inspiration and give it a go this Spring.

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Photo courtesy of Pinterest//Pastel Interior Goals

 

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Photo courtesy of Coastal Living

 

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Photo courtesy of Pinterest

 

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Photo courtesy of TSS India

 

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Photo courtesy of Soul Coffee

 

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Oscar De La Renta // Photo courtesy of Velvet Magazine Dubai