This weekend, Princess Eugenie entered into the Diamond Jubilee spirit with a Union Jack manicure. The Queen's granddaughter showed her patriotic nails at the Epsom Derby on Saturday, and kept the polish on for the River Pageant on the Thames on Sunday. There are plenty of red, white and blue beauty buys and fashion items on the market, but I have to admit to being surprised a member of the Royal family would jump on the bandwagon. At least Eugenie didn't take the theme as far as Katie Price's Union Jack lips! With celebrations continuing today and tomorrow, there's still time to wear your British pride on your nails: get step-by-step instructions on how to recreate the look when you read more.
Max Factor celebrity nail artist, Zarra Celik shares her Union Jack flag manicure tips:
- 1. Using a thin nail brush, paint a red stripe down the middle of the nail using a shade like Max Colour Effect Mini Ruby Tuesday (£3.99). Wait for it to dry, then paint two diagonal stripes in opposite directions to form an X.
- 2. Paint triangles in a bold blue shade like Max Colour Effect Mini Odyssey Blue (£3.99) between the red stripes.
- 3. Outline the edges of the stripes and in between the triangles with a white nail striper.
- 4. Finish with a top coat like Max Factor's Nailfinity (£5.99) over the whole nail.