Saturday, 9 February 2013

Nail the Trend

It's no secret that nail art has become one of the main areas  in the beauty and fashion industry. Nail art was once something that was hardly ever done but now it's just as important as the fashion on the catwalks. They have become the finishing touches to the designers looks. Women of all ages love to have amazing nail art nowadays. Like almost all trends in the industry's the nail art trend started on the fashion catwalks. All of the big brand labels such as Essie, OPI and Deborah Lippmann are seen on the nails of the models and are represented on the runways. The nail technicians work with the designers to creative amazing and interesting nail looks to compliment the designers collections. At New York fashion week this year all of the nail art was created by hand. Here are some amazing nail art trends you'll love to try out.

These hand painted flowers that were seen on the runways of Rachel Antonoff were inspired by the prints in her collection. This look is perfect for spring and summer because of the bright base colour and the feminine overall look this nail design has. If your wanting to recreate this look at home then start with two coats of CND's Flashpoint; then, working with a detailing brush, paint a fern design on the lower half of your nails with Anchor Blue and Brilliant White. You can make this nail design more personal by painting your favourite flower on your nail and using your favourite colour as your background. Amazing.

This trend was seen all over the runways this season in nails and in fashion. This trend is so easy to create at home. This look is ultra modern and feminine. This is great for a night out or even a holiday. At Behnaz Sarafpour, CND's Roxanne Valinoti used gold and silver polish (called Gold Chrome and Silver Chrome. Use two coats of a metallic polish and then top this off with a shiny top coat for ultra shine and glam.

Reverse French.
It's known that nude nails are to be a big trend for spring and summer 2013 but backstage at Rebecca Minkoff the nail technicians put a spin on this classic trend. This end makes the nail look natural just like the French manicure does but with a fun twist. They painted a double stripe along the top of a taupe manicure. The colours used were Essie Jazz for the base and then Midnight Cami and Wrapped in Rubies on the tips. This trend can be done at home but it isn't very easy to do despite its simple look. If your wanting to do this at home then try painting a thick stripe first, cure and then paint a thin stripe over the top. This makes it easier to create the thin stripes with out having a very steady hand.

Many designers this season used polka-dot prints in their collection and Kate Spade used polka-dot print nails in her runway show too. Nail brand Deborah Lippmann was used created the adorable mani using Fade to Black as the base and I'm Not Innocent (a pale peach) for the spots. This trend gives a cute 1960's vibe to your look. Very vintage summer.  Simple to recreate at home, just paint your nails with a base coat and then use a contrasting colour and a brush for the dots. Perfect.

Half Moon.
 Last season half moon shapes were painted on the base of the nail around the cuticles, this season on the Phillip Lim runway Essie nail artist Elle put her own twist on the trend by painting the half moon shape of the side of the nail. She started but painting the nails black and then added a thin coat of grey (called Chinchilly) and then painted a white crescent moon along the length of the grey. Very edgy and simple but dramatic. This tend is perfect because it doesn't have to be perfect. The stripes don't have to be identical with each other. Great for beginners.

So whatever your style there's a nail art trend out their for you. Remember to sparkle to the tip!

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