Fashionable fingers: this season’s hottest nail trends
Any fashion-savvy girl knows that perfectly painted nails are just as important as what she has on. In fact, a well-done manicure (or lack thereof) can either make or break one’s look and the image you are trying to convey to the world. The chances of making a good first impression, whether it is on a job interview or a first date, are increased when it is clear that you make and effort with your appearance! So to avoid any dull, chipped, outdated fingertips, take note of this season’s must-try nail trends!
Look out for the season’s colours. Whether is be pretty pastels, neon’s or brights, keep your nails in-trend with the simple use of colour. Winter or summer, fun coloured nails are sure to brighten up any outfit and add a playful side to your look!
Sparkly nails are making a come-back in a huge way; seen on the famous finger of Katy Perry and Beyoncé, this is one trend is sure to make a statement! Metallic colours ranging from gold, silver, bronze and copper as well as clear varnishes combined with glitters are available to brighten up your nails and put you in the spotlight!
The ombre trend has made numerous appearances in trending fashion lately, whether it’s off-cut jeans, hipster hairdos or more recently, ombre nails. This look can easily be achieved by blending the second of two colours over the dried first coat of nail polish; using a make-up sponge or blending brush makes giving your nails tonality effortless.
Magnetic nail lacquer was introduced sometime during 2012 and is staying on the list of top fingertip trends! To achieve an eye-catching three dimensional effect, one simply applies the varnish and then firmly pressed the magnet over each nail before it dries. Adding a second coat of clear varnish will lock in your magnetic manicure!
Nail art has also been a huge trend lately; stick-on, peel and apply nails have made achieving this look a whole lot easier. If you are a bit more artistic, try creating your own works of art: the chevron pattern (zig zag) is not only eye catching, but also easy to do by cutting small strips of tape and placing them on your nails as a guide when paining your patterns.
Crackling nail polish also provides an easy way to achieve unique patterns. Simply paint the varnish over a layer of ordinary nail polish and watch the cracks appear!
In addition to having great looking nails, one can also have great smelling nails. Scented Parfumé Nail Polish will keep your fingertips smelling as delicious as they look!
With an original, statement making trend for each day of the week, there is absolutely no excuse for bare, boring nails this year!