- Published on Saturday, April 21 2012
- Written by Anysha Panesar
ManNails have more recently become a fashion statement -- gone are the days of the plain french tip; these days, it's all about claw-shaped talons and 3D designs! Here are the top 5 nail trends that will be sure to get you noticed this year!
Go Green -- OPI started a revolution a few years ago with "Jade is the New Black", and every nail brand has jumped on the band wagon ever since! But this year, Dior has taken green and made it "pretty" -- not an easty task for a color than can often be mistaken more often for a fungal infection than a nail polish. Scenting the Garden Party collection with roses, Dior has made this trendy "ugly" color pretty and girly! This is a must on any beauty list!
Marbles Galore -- Once upon a time, marbles were a glass bead used for playing childhood games. Now, marbles are being translated into nail art! Interested? Gorgeous designs are being created in the form of water marbling on real, acrylic, and gel nails! Its easy enough to create these to-die for designs: all you need is room temperature water, a tooth pick, and 3 gorgeous nail polishes! It can get a bit messy, though, so make sure you have some polish remover handy!
The "New" French Manicure -- Why have one colour when you can have multi?! How about updating that old, white French tip for something a little bit on the daring side? Orange base-coated nails with a glitter gold French-style tips... sound daring enough? You can use just about any color combination, but to fit in with THE color of Spring 2012, opt for orange!
Magnetic Nails -- So, you have the latest iPad, Blackberry, and tablet... but are your nails in sync with your hi-tech lifestyle? Nails Inc. created a polish that gives your nails that techno vibe without being too complicated! With everything you need in the bottle, there is no excuse for letting this trend drift away!
The "Classic" Mannequin Hand -- Rihanna is a style icon, from her ever-changing hair color to her perfect choice in red carpet attire. But let's not forget her infamous claws that grab worldwide attention! A stiletto-shaped nail can look glamorous, not scary, if you opt for the right shade of polish! Pick a skin-tone neutral when rocking those claws to create the "mannequin" hand that Rihanna and Fergie both show off so well!
Which nail trend will YOU be rocking this year?
- Anysha Panesar, YH Staff