prabal_gurung_nails_ss13.jpgOne of our favourite nail looks from fashion month was during Prabal Gurung's New York Fashion Week SS13, where the models sported the nude nails that still seem to be enjoying popularity, but oxblood -red, dripping tips.

Not only is this look combining two of A/W's big colours (oxblood and nude) but the gothic style is great for the season two, plus the resemblance to dripping blood means it's an excellent manicure for Halloween - and it's so easy. If you want to copy the catwalk, here's how to do it.

You'll need: a nude and dark red nail varnish - we used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure (£6.99) in Nude Now and Revlon Nail Enamal (£6.49) in Vixen, a basecoat (Revlon Quick Dry Basecoat, £6.49), a top coat (Rimmel Pro SuperWear Ultra High Shine Topcoat, £4.59) and a tiny brush or nail stick.

First, after applying the base coat, give yourself two coats of the nude polish.


Once those have dried, you can create the drips one of two ways; actually dropping blobs of the burgundy polish on the tips and then positioning your hand so that they run down the nail (I think this has a better effect but you need to get the hang of how much polish you'll need) enough for it to move but not too much that it's an inch thick.


Use the stick or brush to pull the polish down and over the tip. Otherwise, if you have a steady hand you can hand paint the drips yourself with a brush. Then voila, you have this (but hopefully a bit neater)!


Wait at least 20 minutes for your nails to dry before putting on your top coat - you don't want to stain the rest of your nail red after all of that hard work, and the polish will be thicker than usual so will take more drying time.