Girls, we’ve all faced the age-old dilemma. To manicure or not to manicure, that is the question.
 
Well, the real question is whether to pay for a professional manicure. But what kind will you get? Shellac, acrylic, gel? Will Kim, the strangely-intimidating nail artist file your hard-earned nails too short? How much will it COST once Kim has convinced you to get the extra-special HD varnish that looks exactly the same but is basically catnip for nails (according to Kim)?
 
Anyway, here at Jane, we don’t think it’s worth the risk. Or honestly, we do but we’re a bit skint at the moment and – in our opinion – a gorgeous manicure needn’t mean splashing out on a trip to the beautician. Get a salon-worthy mani with our guide to new-season nail trends and some of our favourite DIY tutorials.

 

Rose Gold Chrome

 

Chrome nails are SO hot right now. Combine it with on-trend rose gold and your hands will be compliment goldmines. Now, we have followed this tutorial ourselves and it genuinely isn’t too tricky to carry off – but try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!
 
The best part is that you use a base coat of your chosen colour so you only need to buy the nail powder once. Until you run out of course!

 

 

Finish your look:

These nails are amazingly extravagant for everyday – what could be a better pick-me-up? But our favourite way to wear them is with a less-is-more, all-black outfit, as a pop of colour. Check out these figure-hugging LBDs to complement your bod and send off that rose gold.

 

Ombre

 

Remember when we’d never heard the word ombre? Now it’s an enduring beauty trend and we’d never want to live without it. If you’re anything like us though, you might not have the patience to follow a 10-step tutorial for achieving ombre nails.
 
Lucky you, we’ve found the best one-step tutorial around, so you can watch it, learn it and master it in no time. Try not to fall into the rabbit hole of repainting again and again because it’s so easy though. We’ve all been there and your varnish collection won’t thank you!

 

 

Finish your look:

Holidays! If you’re off on a winter vaycay (jealous), opt for pastel blues and greens to match clear skies and the calm Indian Ocean. Dreamy…
 
Even better, it’ll look great with your new holiday garms.

 

 

Marble Masterpiece

 

The ultimate technique for nails that look like they required a huge amount of effort. Marbling gives nails the most beautiful patterns but – supposedly – is super-easy to pull off. Honestly, we haven’t tried this one. But we’d love to know how it goes for you.

Our favourite tutorial is this Extreme Green masterpiece. We know it’s a little early for St Patrick’s Day, but in our opinion, it’s never too soon to practice schmoozing Irish guys.

 

 

Finish your look:

Go the whole hog on March 17th this year, with an all-green outfit. They won’t know what’s hit them. We’ve listed our fave picks below:

 

Find all of these stylish pieces and more at Jane Norman today. Which nail trend is your fave at the moment? We’d love to hear! Tell us on Facebook or Twitter now!