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Lacquer Up! Get Superhero Nails

IF you’re feeling bored with your basic neutral mani and need some inspiration for your next one, may we propose superhero brights lacquer? To get into the spirit of the newest Marvel movie’s release this week, go back to the roots of the superhero genre and comic book your nails. Even if you have never read a comic book in your life, you’ll want to try one of these cool shades. Let’s start experimenting!

Gilded Nails

Mary J. Blige

NEUTRALS are too basic and glitter is too flashy, muted gold is the safe middle ground.

Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear In Golden: R69.95, Sally Hansen, In Good As Gold: R119, Essie And Glam Effect Nail Polish In Golden Oldie: R89.95, Sorbet

Bright Red


CONFIDENT claws come to life with red nail polish.

Nail Lacquer In Kundalini Hustle: R379, By Smith And Cult, Quintessentially Yours, Lovinity Longlasting Nail Lacquer: L.O.V Cosmetics And Gel Lac Nails In Perfectly Red: R64.95, Yardley

Green With Envy


Bebe Rexha

GREEN shades can translate to suit a lot of personalities, from classic to playful.

Longwear Lacquer In I Do It My Run Way: R189, OPI, Fast Dry Nail Polish In Sage In The City: R89, By Wet ‘n Wild, Clicks And Give Me A Break Dance: R149, Morgan Taylor

Superhero Talons


FOR the die-hard comic fans we spy comic book ‘Pows’, Lichtenstein-inspired eyes and pop art stars and stripes. Get a nail tool and bright coloured polish to remake these looks.


Chanelle Vernis Longwear Nail Colour In G.NAPOLI 592: R450, Chanel, The Gel Nail Polish In Electriiiiiic: R29.95, Essence And  Nail Color Cream In Jaipur: R86, Mavala



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover

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