Showing posts with label Nail Trends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nail Trends. Show all posts

September 17, 2014

Mood Swing - The Autumn Style Shift

Oh autumn! Ever since I was a youngster growing up in New Jersey, I’ve always looked forward to autumn.  Autumn has always been known for deep rich colors, apple picking or pumpkin picking, cool, crisp air, and of course, pumpkin spice lattes.  Now that I live in Florida, I especially welcome the fall weather for some relief from a long, hot spring and summer season. While the rest of the country is gearing up for cooler temperatures, it continues to remain ridiculously hot down here.  

As I continue to wrap up my summer wardrobe, I’m slowly transitioning some fall colors into my wardrobe.  Obviously, one of the quickest ways to transition into the fall season is to run to the stores and buy new clothes.  However, if you are like me living in a warm state or if you don’t have the budget to update your wardrobe right away, then you can start off small with accessories, makeup, or nail polish in prominent fall hues.  

Sometimes it can be a little tricky trying to figure out what colors will work best during the transition into the new season.  I’ve teamed up with Julep to show different ways to transition into fall with Julep nail colors.  If you’re not ready to grab new clothes and you want to start off small with nail color, then here is a chart from Julep to give you some color ideas for transitioning from summer to fall colors.  So ladies, it’s time to put away the bright and neon nail polishes from the summer and go for an autumn-inspired color palette.

I’ve picked out a couple of my favorite colors that are inspiring me this season and put together a layout of few accessories and clothing that will allow these colors to shine.  I love the look of Julep’s Brielle (Bombshell) and Anisa (Classic with a Twist) because these colors remind me of the leaves changing to an array of hearty oranges, golds and reds.   And I personally think that these colors look amazing on all skin tones.  

Do you have a favorite nail polish color for fall? Check out Julep for more color inspiration and let me know in the comments.

1. The Limited - Check Pencil Skirt…$69.95
2. Free People - Ventura Pant…$78.00
3. Vivetta - Orange Scalloped Martedi Dress…$455.00
4. Anthropologie - L'Orangerie Infinity Scarf…$48.00
5. Kate Spade New York - 'Metro' Embossed Leather Strap Watch…$195.00
6. Brooks Brothers - Wool Two-Button Jacket…$248.00
1. Tory Burch - Robinson Pebbled Triple-Zip Satchel…$535.00
2. J.Crew – Plaza Skirt in Crepe…$79.99
3. Hunter - Adjustable Back Gloss Rain Boot…$158.00
4. Ann Taylor - Tall Faux Leather Seamed Dress…$139.00
5. H&M - Peplum Top…$19.99
6. Alturzarra for Target – Velvet Tuxedo Ankle Pant…$39.99

December 08, 2011

Extreme Nail Trends

Earlier this week, I watched Good Morning America while I got for work when a story about extreme nails caught my attention.  I realized that I must have slithered under a rock over the past few months because I’ve been missing out on some of the cutting edge techniques offered throughout nail salons across the country. Some of you may have already heard about these trends, but I wanted to share them with all of you just in case you’ve missed them.

Snakeskin Nails. Creator, Terri Silacci, was inspired to try something new when one of her children brought home a piece of snakeskin from science class.  “One snake’s trash is a toenail’s treasure,” Silacci said of the new technique in a interview.  Silacci brushes on Bio Sculpture Gel, which is a long-lasting colored nail gel, and then hand cuts the snakeskin to fit each client’s nails. She places the custom-cut piece of snakeskin on the nail, and then adheres it by layering on another coat of the gel. This slithering service can cost you anywhere from $150.00 to $300.00 depending on the manicurist.  And if you think that you can run in during your lunch break to get this snakeskin manicure, think again.  The whole process can take up to 2 hours to complete.  The look is pretty stunning, but I personally wouldn’t spend my money on this manicure.

Feather Nails. Another fabulous trend in the manicure chair is the feather manicure, which features feathers from birds like guinea fowl and pheasants.  This nail style adds some texture to the nail for a dramatic look.  The exotic patterns and colors in each feather really stand out on any nail color. You can achieve this trend at home by painting your nails like normal and placing a feather on top with a pair of tweezers.  Trim any excess feather that passes the nail and apply a clear topcoat polish to secure the feather.  This is an easy DIY trend that I may try over the holiday break.  I’ll let you all know if I decide to do it.  Also, check out a great picture of the final results and Jennifer's step-by-step DIY over at Fab Fatale.

Missoni Nails.  This last trend was inspired by the high-end Italian clothing line that made zig-zags an art form.  The Missoni design became a household name through the recent collection at Target.  The Missoni nail design allows women to select two or three nail colors and then the manicurist creates a one-of-a-kind look. 

What do you think about these trends? Do you think that you would ever apply snakeskin or feathers to your nails?

xoxo Natasha
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