Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Nail Polish Trends

It is no secret that I am a fan of fun and fabulous nails! I have always loved nail art and having fun with fun designs! It is such an easy and fashionable way to stand out from the normal everyday manicure! Here are a few styles and colors I found that were interesting! I am definitely going to be trying some of these out soon!

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This is a great gradient look! The pink darkens as it reaches the tip of the nail. I really love this look. There are a few different ways to achieve the gradient look. Check back for my DIY tutorial on this polish style.

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This is a glitter ombre look. This is a trend right now and is one of the easiest looks to achieve. You simply pick your colors in the same family and paint each nail accordingly. If you are limited on polish choices you can any color of your choice and add a drop of white polish per nail to lighten the color. So the first nail would be the dark color, second would have one drop of white added and mixed, third would have two drops of white and mixed, etc. Easy as pie!

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Spring and Summer is all about fun bold and bright colors! This orange adds a great splash of color to a solid colored manicure. Other popular colors now are teals, yellows, and purples!

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This is such a fun look! Again this is much easier to achieve than it looks! The swirl affect is a great way to put different designs with multiple colors on your nails. To get this look simply pick out a few colors you want, add a drop or two to a small bowl of water, swirl with a toothpick, and dip nails face down! The excess polish on the sides of the nail can be removed with a q-tip and polish remover!

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Embellished nails are quite a trend right now! Kits are being sold to help achieve this look, but you don't need a kit to embellish your nails! Glitter, rhinestones, or other fun items can be used to get the look. Smaller pieces can be placed on the nail by a clear coat or a small dab of nail glue, then set the stone or embellishment with another thicker coat of clear polish!

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I did this glitter look a few weeks ago.The picture doesn't even begin to show the actual shine on my nails! I did a thin coat of pink, put some hot pink glitter in with a dab of clear polish and coated my nails. Then the top coat was another sparkle polish from Sally Hanson.

Have some fun and try a new nail trend! I would love to see your pictures! Have a great Wednesday!


1 comment:

  1. looks fab! super cute blog! xx


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