Nail Trends Fall 2012
Okay Ladies (and gents)…
Summer came, saw, it’s in the midst of conquering and trying to get itself the heck outta here. While you still have time before fall sneaks in, let me give you the 4-1-1 on the upcoming trends so you can stock up before the crowd moves in.
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Rumor has it, these are the top 8 color trends prepping to paint the town…
They’re bold and they won’t take NO for an answer *snaps fingers*. I’m sure these will make you want to whip out your own colors now, but wait til it cools off, it’ll look better with your wardrobe Let me assure you, some of these polishes are on the expensive side, but between Wet n Wild, Sinful Colors, and NYC rounding up and no more than $2, you should be just fine… and fashionable.
Creamy teal hues combine sophistication and whimsy in one contradictory hue. Because the color is so deep and lush, it tones down the actual brightness of the shade and makes it feel luxurious, without being too safe or played-out.
The polishes –> Zoya Nail Polish in Frida, $8; Essie Nail Polish in Stylenomics, $8; Orly Nail Lacquer in Decoded, $8.50; China Glaze Nail Polish in Exotic Encounters, $6.99.
The polishes –> Maybelline Color Show Nail Color in Purple Possibilities, $3.99; Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Let’s Go Crazy, $18; Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in Busta Mauve, $7.04;Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Hocus Pocus, $4.79.
The polishes –> Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Gilded Lily, $7.99; Butter London Nail Colour in Shag, $14; China Glaze Nail Polish in Desert Sun, $6.99; OPI Nail Lacquer in Snapps Out Of It, $8.50.
Green is the nail shade that just won’t go away — we’ve seen countless variations on the hue over the past three seasons. This fall, the color goes military with a twist, combining army-issue fatigues with a metallic sheen. The result is a golden-green shade that has a utilitarian undertone and also manages to look pretty damn glam.
The polishes –> Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in For Gold Times Sake, $7.04; Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Beyond Black Collection in Viper, $20; China Glaze Nail Polish in Unpredictable, $6.99.
The polishes –> Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer in Bengale, $23; Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer in Cocoa Suede, $18; Essie Nail Polish in Gym Dandy, $8; SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Slate, $10.
The polishes –> Chanel Le Vernis Nail Color in Vertigo, $26; Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Rouge Expressionniste, $25; Zoya Nail Polish in Katherine, $8; OPI Nail Lacquer in German-icure by OPI, $8.50.
Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Smokin’, $1.99; NARS Nail Polish in Storm Bird, $18; SpaRitual Nail Lacquer in Conglomerate, $10; NCLA Nail Lacquer in Rock Solid, $16. (There’s also a New York Colors nail polish in Sidewalkers for $1.99)
The polishes –> Orly Nail Lacquer in Shockwave, $8.50; Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer Beyond Black Collection in Blue Blood, $20; Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Inky Blue, $6; Nails Inc. Special Effects Mirror Metallic Nail Polish in Primrose Park, $9.50.
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