Nail Trends

As women it is our divine right to treat ourselves to at least one thing dedicated to the beautification of ourselves :-) Many women choose nails. I am sorry to say i am not a "nails" fan. I hate false nails. I have ten fingers with ten fingernails ( im just saying). However, i like seeing them ( not the claw like ones). This season i saw some really fun, cool ones that i really liked.

  1. Ombre Nails: This trend emerged in the spring of 2011 and has kept its place until summer. This trend involves using various shades of a particular color to go from light to dark or vice versa. There are two ways to do this: different shades of the same color can be bought. ( expensive)  OR you can simply buy your color , then buy a black and white nail polish and add your desired amount depending on how dark or light you wanna go. I really like method two.

 2. Metallics : The name says it all! this trend is simply electrifying. Metallics come in two popular colors , gold and silver. This look is simple yet fun and edgy. If you are a bold trendy chick, you will love these colors.  Metallic colors are on the expensive side, so be prepared to dish out a few extra bucks.

3. Half Moon Manicure: I would say this is a rather interesting trend. I had to ask a professional nail technician how this is done.Firstly, a base coat is applied to the nails ( whether its your actual nails or fake ones). Base coat can be the color of your choice. Wait for this to dry properly. Sticker adhesives with little holes cut out are applied to the base of the nails ( this will give it that "moon-y" effect). After the adhesives have been applied, start painting a second contrasting color. Make sure there is a clean contrasting line of color by painting around and on top of the sticker edges. Finally, remove the stickers and you should have your half moon manicure.

4. Leopard. Yup, this trend has still been going strong. Instead of using a black or white base coat, i find that more bright, bold summery colors are used. I like this to make a simple outfit "pop". However , if your outfit speaks for itself , your nails should be "quiet" # i'm just saying#.

 I'm pretty sure there are tons of nail trends available now. However, these are the most common or popular ones.

Remember:  " Cool is elusive and yet never to be chased".

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