I’ve been a-noticing recently, nails just aren’t what they used to be. They’re even better!
I’m fairly confident that I can award myself the title of nail queen. From leaving school right through to my early uni years my nails were painted 24/7 in every colour possible, then medicine and hospital hand washing rules got in the way. (Despite the fact that nail varnish has absolutely nothing to do with how much you wash your hands or how clean they are.)
Freed from the wards now, I’ve been getting back into nails in a big way over the last year or so, and quite topically after this morning’s discussion, I thought I’d do a round up of nail trends I’ve been spotting.
You see, it’s no longer enough (and I say that of course with a pinch of salt,) to simply have painted nails. They must be the latest shades like blues, greens and neon, have contrasting tips, stripes or ring finger accents. And then there’s, *gasp* glitter!
Once upon a time I thought these trends were so lacking in cool (remember nail art and hideous acrylics with piercing and a diamanté? And when blue nail polish was so your-ten-year-old-self?) but now I’m all for experimenting. It’s funny how things change
Turquoise with china glitter Pshiiit.com
Space Nails Pshiiit.com (DIY)
Red and coral mani (how do you like the zip transfer?) Pshiiit.com
Sparkled Apricot nails – Cupcakes and Cashmere (DIY)
Galaxy nails – A Cup of Jo (DIY)
Grey and gold sparkle fade tips via Pinterest
I love these Deborah Lippman glitter top coats and this baby blue one is perfect for spring – Kellie Gonzo
Gold leaf manicure – The Beauty Department (DIY)
Faded neon Tips – High Fashion Magazine
Yellow neon ‘V’ nails – Pshiiit.com
So today I was wondering… What do you think about all the new nail trends we’re seeing, are you game? Or too many memories of the 90′s?!