10 tricks for taking an amazing Nail Selfie #NailFriday

March 12, 2020 0 Comments

Ever tried to take a nail selfie and #failed? Flattering finger shots are NOT a given. Well, one of the biggest names in nails, Madeline Poole, knows exactly how to nail a #nailfie. The Global Color Ambassador for Sally Hansen let us in on her top tips (all 10 of them!). First, hold your hands in the air to let the blood drain – an old school model hack that will instantly give your hands a head start – and then try these:

1Use a coloured background

Nail selfie tips - #nailfie

MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR
Coloured backgrounds are key to create a mood, and make shade details POP.
2Become a clutch player

Nail selfie tips - #nailfie

MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR

Literally. Grip edges of a clutch or prop to angle nails toward the lens.

3Polish as props

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MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR
Grab just-used bottles to create a pose that captures all 10 tips.
4Backgrounds 2.0.

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MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR

Choose creative backdrops to complement special details and deliver a unique combination.

5#Teamwork

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MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR
Use the buddy system to shoot that two-handed pose. Remember to return the favour.
6Keep it interesting

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MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR
Try new poses to keep it interesting. Playfulness and fun are essential ingredients in the ultimate #nailfie.
7Filters, filters, filters

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MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR
They’re transforming the ordinary to extraordinary. From Hudson to Nashville… experiment with a combination of flash/brightening effects for amazing results.
8Accessorise

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MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR
Finding the right piece of jewellery can elevate your #nailfie game to the next level.
9Lap it up

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MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR
No statement leopard ring? Lay your hands in your lap to incorporate your outfit as the accessory.
10Lighting is everything!

Nail selfie tips - #nailfie

MADELINE POOLE, GLOBAL NAIL AMBASSADOR
Without the right amount of direct light, no filter can make your nail shot Insta-worthy.

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