Juggling work, kids, social commitments, housework and more can make it difficult to keep on top of the trends, particularly when it comes to your nails. (Unless your manicurist clues you in, of course, in which case you should tip her extra!)
With spring right around the corner, there are several new hues and styles you’ll likely see. Here’s your opportunity to get ahead of the game and pick out what excites you.
This popular palette comes around every so often, the soft baby colors making fingers feminine and flirty. Here are some options:
- Pastel green: Orly in Jealous, Much?
- Pastel pink: Butter in Teddy Girl or Essie in Ballet Slippers
- Lilac: Essie in Splash of Grenadine
- Pastel blue: Chanel in Coco Blue
Want the clean, classic look of nude nails? These hues are work appropriate by day and sexy by night. Word of warning: pay attention to your skin tone before you go grabbing your favorite nude hue and heading to the checkout counter. Though you might love the color, it may not fair well on your own nails. Two usually flattering options:
China Glaze Magnetix Nail Lacquer
Bored with the standard solid tone? With this China Glaze line, nail lacquer is infused with iron powder, allowing you to create designs using magnets, which are usually sold separately. Add diagonal lines, starbursts or chevrons to your fingers for a fun, frivolous touch.
Laqa & Co. Polish Pens
Is the thought of painting your own nails enough to keep you going back to your neighborhood salon? There’s an effortless answer for you now: Laqa & Co.’s polish pen. The easy-to-use pen comes in 12 luscious colors and fits easily in a handbag or travel case. My favorite hue: WTF, a delicate pale pink, in spite of the sassy name.
Laqa & Co. polish pen in WTF
One of America’s favorite nail color brands, OPI, launched this long-lasting color line in October. The soak-off gel is faster-curing and thinner than traditional nail polishes. The new formula takes just 30 seconds to cure under light emitting diodes, or LEDs. The best part: the polish is said to last–chip free!!–for at least two weeks.