Whether it’s nails dipped in “caviar,” glitter, or splattered with polka dots or animal print, the sky’s the limit when it comes to nail art in 2013. Nails are making a bold statement this year and there’s a multitude of hot trends showing up on celebrities and being offered at local salons. Gel or shellac? Square, round, or pointy stiletto nails? These are just a few of the latest options in nail decor Here are 10 hottest nail trends for 2013.
Stiletto: Pointy stiletto nails are the latest trendy nail shape, in which nails are filed into a point. To achieve this look, you have to apply acrylic nails or have long natural nails. Although this is a cool look, it isn't quite as functional as some of the other nail fads trending right now.
New York City Fashion Week has the globe talking about the latest designer duds. Be head to toe glam not just with your clothes, but with every minor detail right down to your nails. Kiss and Broadway Nails recently launched a new collection from Katie Cazorla, owner of LA Salon, The Painted Nail. There are six new nail dresses which are V-Day perfect. What's so great about Kiss Nails is that they are fun, funky, and super easy to use. For those who don't want to shell out big bucks on fancy manicures, this is a simple solution at just $6.99 per box. You can put the nail stickers on in just minutes (even the clumsy can do it) and they are just as easy to remove. Not to mention, they last up to a week, which is perfect for Fashion Week.
Ah, the dreaded salon nail polish tower, more commonly known as the torture device laden with every shade one can imagine, plus colors that we never knew existed. All women have, at least once (most have been there countless times) had to walk up to the 10 foot nail polish mecca and somehow muster up the courage to make a snap decision with no turning back, well at least for a week or so. Sure, the similar colors are in some sort of a group, but this is no consolation, all this does is further the chaos of the mountainous cathedral. As a result, the job at hand seems more like a creative thinking challenge, rather than a relaxing lunch hour. Sweat beads on the back of the victim’s neck while the receptionist (who happens to be as friendly as a grizzly) screams “Pick a color!” over and over again until the chooser gets freaked out and then she grabs a sparkly neon blue without realizing it. By the time the hideous color registers in their brain, it's too late. The bright blue fate is sealed. Better luck next time. Want to beat the tower? Select any of these winter 2011 trendsetters.
As soon as fall rolls around - leaves are changing, weather is changing, our wardrobes are definitely changing! Most of us start to either 'down-play' or 'play-up' ourselves. We either stay vibrant and colorful or we go bland and simple - keeping ourselves stylish nonetheless. The cool temperatures effect everyone differently. It can be exciting to throw on multiple layers and brave the outdoors! Likewise, some of us prefer to stay in, cozied up to (your choice of) a furry companion. Whether you are in or out, primping for the weekend or administering a DIY pedi, bold and sexy nail colors are calling. And we've picked out our favorite classics "avant-garde" inspired colors for this season.
With Halloween only five days away, most of us (or maybe some of us) are scrambling around for a costume and cute extra accessories to nail the look.
So, you have everything else but your nails done. Check out these amazingly cute and spooky nail designs we found on Refinery 29!
In the Dark Cat Eyes: All you need is black and white nail polish. Make sure to use the "nail art" white nail polish with the refined brush to make the design easier. Paint three curves, color them in but leave a slight opening for that "eye" illusion.
It's been a while since the days of coloring my nails with a black Sharpie during 7th grade study hall. But that doesn't mean my penchant for nail art has changed much. As an adult I've upgraded from marker to proper polish, and occasionally even enlist the help of a professional. Still, the perfect onyx color has long eluded me. Most black lacquers I've tried are runny, chip easily, and leave my nails looking well, about the same as they did in study hall. Light and sheer is desirable for some shades, but with black it's important to find a rich, full bodied color. Polish that is too thin or light requires multiple layers that eventually end up a gooey mess. Countless cotton balls and bottles of acetone later - not to mention the occasional cringe worthy paint fleck on my teeth - I've compiled a list of lacquers perfect for fall that make the angtsy teen inside me pout with appreciation.
Sephora by OPI nail line for this season has us "wowed." The collection featured is Sephora's Garden of Good & Evil. The collection is inspired by the fall season, modern women, and day to night colors for every occasion. Check out these awesome chip-resistant colors we fell in love with!
Frankly I Don't Give A-Dam Nail Color: One of the latest and greatest colors has become super popular amongst chic women. An odd but beautiful,smokey color, perfect for the not-so average lady!
What's Your Poison?: The cranberry/ruby red with chunky glitter color reminds us of the scene in Snow White and the poisonous apple and oh how "delicious" it looked. This color says, "looks can be deceiving."
Yes! You should cut it! For those of us that are contemplating chopping off our mane. Do it! It's a liberating feeling plus it adds instant edginess and sexiness. Here are some short hair styles that are not boring.
This cut is somewhat daring but can be worn in many ways. One would be surprised at how easy it is to transform this cut, from chic to rock, this style has a ton of versatility.
Our fave latest cut is the Asymmetrical. Bring this cut to your stylist and let them give it their own twist! It looks and feels great plus keeps you cool on these hot humid summer nights.
“The site will offer beauty tips—how to do the hottest runway tricks, how to wear purple eyeliner, how to do beach curls.” Lauren Conrad stated to Allure‘s Facebook page. The Hills star launched her beauty website in collaboration with make-up artist Amy Nadine and hair stylist Kristen Ess. Lauren Conrad has her hands full with her latest venture into the beauty-blog-media world.
LC’s site offers the latest and greatest tips ranging from her pick of pastel colored nail polishes in celebration of Easter to certain types of hair brushes to use for specific types of hair styles. One of the latest blog posts at the beauty department is the “Get Catty” tutorial. It features LC herself mastering the brush stroke of creating the cat-eye look. The video provides a step by step demonstration plus a description of how to master this difficult task. Personally speaking, the “cat-eye” is not an easy thing to create but practice makes perfect! The blog is beautiful, soft colored, elegant, and girly, but at the same time it has a kick to it that makes the beauty obsessed audience unable to ever give up on beauty.