By Amy Lawrenson
Here at ELLE we like to keep ahead of the curve when it comes to beauty trends and while we were championing textured nails months ago - see the velvet look I created here - Rihanna has recently discovered the look herself.
The singer used Instagram to share a picture of her new nail look with the caption, 'Yup! That's suede!!! #slightwork #phuckyolook'.
While we covered our entire nail with the furry finish, Rihanna has gone for a more graphic design.
Ciate, who bought us the Caviar Kits, is launching three Velvet Manicure sets, £14 each, in Mink Cashmere (my personal favourite), Berry Poncho and Blue Suede. You simply paint your nails with the polish provided, dust on the crushed velvet (it comes in a handy shaker) and leave to dry.
If you can't wait for these kits to launch (they're on sale late this month) then head to Original Sugar where you can buy the crushed velvet for £4.95.
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