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
Coloured backgrounds are key to create a mood, and make shade details POP.
2Become a clutch player
Literally. Grip edges of a clutch or prop to angle nails toward the lens.
3Polish as props
Grab just-used bottles to create a pose that captures all 10 tips.
Choose creative backdrops to complement special details and deliver a unique combination.
Use the buddy system to shoot that two-handed pose. Remember to return the favour.
6Keep it interesting
Try new poses to keep it interesting. Playfulness and fun are essential ingredients in the ultimate #nailfie.
7Filters, filters, filters
They’re transforming the ordinary to extraordinary. From Hudson to Nashville… experiment with a combination of flash/brightening effects for amazing results.
Finding the right piece of jewellery can elevate your #nailfie game to the next level.
9Lap it up
No statement leopard ring? Lay your hands in your lap to incorporate your outfit as the accessory.
10Lighting is everything!
Without the right amount of direct light, no filter can make your nail shot Insta-worthy.