Hard as Nails

As you probably know, New York Fashion Week has just ended, leaving us with a lot to think about. Among them are nails: the key detail that can change everything. Chanel, always a risk-taker, has used French manis– a classic look that has gone out of style over the decades. Some now consider it trashy- acrylic nails and neon colors have blurred the classy line. But a real French- one that uses the white pencil- shall never go out of style. So for all you Audrey fans, break out the ballerina pink and get started! Another trend, not flaunted on the runway but crazy popular on the streets, Ciate has produced the textured mani. The Caviar look- which sold out of Sephora upon opening is a highly coveted look. After the huge success they released the Velvet mani, a chic, fuzzy nail for the more refined rule-breakers. Their newest release, the Sequined nail, is a glittery, fun design. But with so many to choose from… how do you pick?
For a fancy occasion keep the nails simple with something classic, such as a french. You can also go with tried and true colors like red or a nude pink. Matching the nail to your dress always looks good, too.

Nail colors are seasonal. In summer, a bright polish (toes matching for the beach) is a great choice. For autumn, use toned-down shades like brick-red and cream. Wintertime requires somewhat old-fashioned colors like white, gold, and silver. Your spring look should match the season- happy, light pastels usually work best. But don’t be afraid of taking fashion risks- a gold summer, leaf-matching orange in the fall, ice blue winter polish, and bright hues of spring can look amazing, too.

So there you have it, my little guide on choosing the right polish. And if you get this awesome, crazy idea for your nails, go for it! Be creative, and don’t limit yourself.


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