Spice Up Your Manicure!

So far we have gotten ourselves trendy outfits, chic accessories, that hot handbag and those killer stilettos, but we completely forgot about our pretty nails! Nails make for an important part of grooming, and it is important that we keep them in the best of shape all the time. Neglecting manicures and pedicures have known to create problems, for example in-growth, leading to infected finger and toe nails requiring operation. Hence it is necessary that we regularly get those toes and fingers cleaned up.  However along with keep them neat and tidy, we also need to keep them up-to-date with the latest trends pertaining to colors and the very trendy nail art.

Something that recently caught my eye was the Ryan Gosling nail art. Can you imagine have faces of pretty boys pasted on your nails? Distracting much? Indeed! The name says it all, HOT-MAN-ICURE; created by MTV style editor Chrissy Mahlmeister. These are nail wraps to be applied over white or clear nail paints and you can choose from various candy boys extending to Justin Bieber and Robert Pattinson. I must say it is a crazy trend, but why not for a fun change.

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Don’t fancy faces on your nails? Don’t worry I will update you on little more sober and sane trends this season. The old school, lady like long nails are back. However don’t forget the colors that look best with round shaped long nails are nudes and neutral colors. If you are feeling bright, don’t go long on the nails.

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Dark and stormy colors like rich burgundy and midnight blue create great statement colors. With such rich shades of color, nails should be trimmed short and square with round at the edges to get the right effect.

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French manicures have been around for ages now, however the styles and the colors keep evolving. This season the trend is to keep the tips dark and radiant and whilst the rest of it muted. Steel silver tips would be my favorite for a special night out. Other colors you can try are deep black and dark red.

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Bright rainbow colors, textured patterns and intricate prints are for if you are feeling bold and all out there. There are options of contrasting colors merging into one also different hues of the same color on the same nail. Textured patterns definitely stand out and are the favorites this season. OPI lacquer offers some of the best bright neon and rainbow colors.

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Photo courtesy of  harpersbazaar.com
Nail art, colors and trends are something that you can play and experiment with constantly. So have fun with your manicures, don’t hold back, go ahead and live your fantasy.


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