The Nail Files: Nail Art @ The Final Nail, Brighton

If you're after a bit of jazzy nail art, you have to head down to The Final Nail in Brighton. Alex is one super talented lady when it comes to creating intricate designs on your fingertips, and can do just about anything you fancy - be it pretty prints, cartoons or graphic patterns, lettering or fully blown pictures. (Her colleague and in-house beautician, Lily, has even challenged her to paint the Mona Lisa on her nails, which Alex accepted without batting an eyelid.) Check out a selection of her amazing designs over on their website. As an MUA and established nail artist, Alex has a massively impressive CV, having worked for Fashion houses and high-profile clients, so I was pretty excited to get the celeb treatment!

I popped down to pay a visit to the girls' nail bar and beauty salon, armed with a Pinterest board full of ideas, to get my nails pimped.  We decided to go all out with neon-bright florals, and I opted for a Gelish manicure to make the design last for as long as possible! Alex started with a fluro pink Gelish base, and then painted tiny, intricate flowers on top that look so perfect it's quite hard to believe they're hand painted! I love the mix of the mega bright colours with the floral print, it's stops the design from looking too 'twee' and is so fun and summery. I'm in love with the design, I just can't stop looking at my nails and everyone has been complimenting them and asking where I got 'em done!

I'm totally heading back very soon for something different. For festival season, I'm thinking some 'ethnic textile' inspired nail art a la Lauren Conrad.

Do you have any fun nail-art bars near you? Make sure you pop in to their boudoir-esque salon on Bond Street whenever you're next in Brighton!



  1. I love this nail art, so bright and fun!

    Sophie x

  2. Ooo these look so pretty, love all the colours!
    Love Holly x

  3. They look lovely and bright. I haven't seen a design like it before.

  4. Great nails, love the colours!

  5. Aww glad you popped in and saw my girls at The Final Nail, they are awesome, so talented! My next nail art will be rainbows for Pride, cant wait! Xxx


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