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Guest Edit: Natalia Howard

Natalia Howard began her career 9 years ago, working her way up to Head of Digital at Nails Inc last year. Founded in 1999 by Thea Green MBE, Nails Inc filled a gap in the market for professional yet fast and affordable manicures in the UK. Here, Natalia gives her top tips on the mani/pedi this season!

Which nail colours are on-trend in the upcoming months?

White nails are coming! We've just launched a 'White Out' nail polish which looks incredible with a tan. The formulation is long wearing and streak free. Summer also calls for neon pastels - keep an eye out for the Rainbow Riot range.

What is your favourite nail colour to wear?

It's fun to play around with different shades - nail polish is such an easy way to experiment with a new trend.

Although I like to change up my nail colour, I often go back to Hampstead Grove (tomato red), Regents Place (cornflower blue) and Kensington High Street (berry).

Hands and feet: Clash or match?

Hands and feet always matching - it makes me feel put together.

You recently got married – what nail colour did you go for?

We got married a week before Christmas and wanting to embrace a Winter wedding, I chose a gorgeous dark berry shade - Kensington High Street Gel effect. One of my all time faves, this shade has a super glossy finish and looked really striking against my dress.

Tell us your top tip for painting your nails.

Remove the outer cap of your Nails inc nail polish and use it to rest your finger on when painting your nails. Also our SOS pen is a saviour to tidy up any mistakes especially around your cuticles. Lastly when applying top coat, use the brush to seal the edge of your nail. This is the area that would chip first.

Should you match your nail colour to you accessories?

I like to contrast my nail colour with what I'm wearing - for example a tomato red manicure to pop against a grey / camel outfit and gold jewellery. I love Hampstead Grove NailKale nail polish for everyday wear.

Look out for Cambridge Grove lilac nail polish too - this new long wear shade is dreamy when teamed with metallic accessories.

What is your favourite Aspinal colour this season?

Rose gold! I already have the small Lottie bag in Black Pebble and Burgundy Saffiano but I'm lusting after this new colour way.

What’s on your Aspinal wish list?

The Letterbox Slouchy Saddle Bag in Soft Taupe Pebble. This would be a fantastic work bag for the Summer season.

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