Nail Designs Inspired by Spring Fashion Trends

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Besides Emerald being the “it” color for spring, bright pastels, floral patterns and color blocking are among the many trends we’ll see in fashion this season.  Celebrity manicurist and owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa, Skyy Hadley, shares her expert tips on how to bring these chic fashion trends to life on your nails.
Bright Pastels
Pastels are a great way to transition your look from the end of winter into early spring. Bold pieces, like the Maggy London Embellished Blouson Jersey Dress can be worn alone for a casual spring look or throw on a pair of glitter heals to take this look from day to night. Recreate this trend on your nails with the Zoya Lovely Spring 2013 Polish Collection. I love how the purple and pink shades have a slight metallic hint that are great to wear out on the town or stick with the peaceful pastels of the blue, green and yellow shades. Remember to always start a manicure with clean, filed nails.

Floral Patterns
Floral patterns, like the Maggy London Splash Floral Dress are the ultimate head to toe spring trend each year. The easiest way to get this look on your nails at home is to use a polish sticker. I love the Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Girl Flower. Remember to apply a fast drying top coat over the stickers to extend the life of your manicure. If nail stickers aren’t for you then visit your local manicurist and ask for a floral hand printed design.

Color Blocking
Color blocking is such a fun trend to show off in your outfit, like in the Maggy London Colorblock Scuba Dress and especially on your nails. Caroline Sunshine recently added a pop of neon to her colorblocked nail design at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

Be sure to choose polishes that are bright and bold contrasting shades. Paint the entire nail with two coats of the shade you choose as the middle line color. Then following the curve at the base of your nail, apply two coats of the brightest shade. Finish with two coats of the final shade along the tip (a little thicker than a traditional French manicure line).

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