One thing that attracted my eye backstage at Fashion Week last month was the models’ flawless nails. I was also startled by how easily Michelle Saunders, lead manicurist for Essie created a herringbone design on a model’s nails with a business card by making angles onto semi-dry polished nails, Lately manicures have taken a turn into uncharted territory literally crossing new frontiers in creativity and imagination.
Check out the hottest nail trends to try for spring.
The Jesse’s Girl JulieG nail line was used at the Falguni & Shane Runway Show by nail artist Lisa Logan to create this dramatic black and gold duo that took my breath… vertically away.
For Spring, JulieG Frosted Gumdrop Nail Collection for Jesse’s Girl Cosmetics pushes delightfulness over the edge. Six sugary shades feature bold tones and the perfect balance of glittery shine. Highly pigmented, long wear formula Frosted Gum Drops polish can be applied in one or two coats for your desired texture effect.
Another eye-catching pop is that created by Marble effects with Spring ‘s pastels; try your hand at these juicy effects to add zest to your digits!
At the Houghton Show, delicate mesh fibers were glued on the nails for a totally decadent look. In the same step, the new OPI Spring Euro Centrale nail collection is both oddly classic and provocative. Twelve new nail lacquers offer a mixture of glamorous metallic hues, shimmering copper, playful bright shades in Periwinkle, Aqua and Pink, creamy blues in Indigo, Midnight and Aubergine. The different shades have all poetic names such as “My Paprika is Hotter than Yours! “ “ Hands off my Kielbasa”. The line indicates that metallic remains a constant this Spring. OPI lacquers contain no DBP, Toluene or Formaldehyde.
Urban Decay stands at the edge of Fashion with its one of a kind raw and pure collections. It launched its Naked Nail Kit ($26) recently. This set features six travel-size nail polishes in beautifully neutral shades. From Opaque Nude cream to Nude Pink Shimmer, deep brown Eggplant and Dark Gunmetal with tons of Silver Micro-Glitter, these colors give a new vibe to this year’s metal trend. Not for the timid. The line is formulated without Toluene, Formaldehyde or DBP. The brush is 220 strands, which allows for better control.
According to Tini Beauty Founder Michelle Toma Olson,“creamy textures top nail, lip and eye trends this spring,” Tiny Beauty nail polishes mix textures like glitter with cream for strategic effect this Spring. The soft mauve Parfait Amour Color Nail Lacquer is available for $13.50 at “Expect to see accents and statements showing up on two or three nails at a time and nail art evolving into film reel or comic strips where each nail tells a story such as this print style in The New Black collection.”
As far as nail collections that bring Spring home in pastel shades my heart goes to Priti NYC Polish‘s new line of sorbet like shades with names such as Remember, a luscious pink with a tinge of frosty strawberry, Belle Courtisane with a very pale Mauve, Mermaid Rose that is a delicious soft yellow and Happy Wanderer a darker full bodied violet with bite. All Priti NYC nail polishes are 4 free ( no dangerous chemicals) organic and ravishing…Perfect for the faux demure coquette!
True to their mission of purity and beauty, Mineral Fusion’s Spring collection includes a creamy pastel pink called Gallet and a Sahara polish in soft creamy yellow perfect in trend with the milky hues of this Spring. 4 free and environmentally sound, the palette is exquisite, fresh and feminine for all your looks.
Nailuv’s is a unique Nail Gel Polish formula that is long lasting, smudge-resistant and really easy to apply. Nailuv’s LED and UV-curable nail gel glides on smoothly for a perfect mirror-glass finish. The result looks professional with just one stroke of the brush.I love the Merry Mermaid hue for spring, evoking blue sky and sea or First Crush, a creamy pink perfect for any Prom, big date or wedding.
Pure Ice 2013 has fun colors for spring. The salon –inspired long wear formula has some new shades such as Free Spirit ( green), Siren ( red) Twinkle ( Shimmery Peach), Strip Tease ( Shimmery Pink). Very reasonably priced at $ 1.99, the hues are vivid and fresh.
Nails have become the new art scene. After tattoos and piercing have become passé, nails make bold statements and help free your spirit about anything you are, want to be or yearn to say. From appliqués, gels, nail drawing, marbleizing, print or just vivid new shades, Spring announces to be a fun destination for your fingers.
What do you think of these trends? Tell us in comments!
– PATRICIA WERSINGER