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Although they seem like small details, nails have a great impact on a woman’s stylish look. Beautiful, well-groomed hands and nails are the first steps of creating a trendsetter’s image. Like anything else, nail trends are also extremely diverse this season, so everyone is sure to find something alluring for her. From natural and harmonious nail polish colors to slightly bright ones, as well as patterned nails, the newest spring trends bring a variety of options to choose from. Balancing out these more extreme styles, we have noticed plenty of glamorous metallic varnishes and a colorful two-tone manicure that adds the perfect pop of sparkle and impact. Let’s examine the key manicure trends of the 2013 season and get ready for the spring days, which are actually so close already! (let’s hope, right!?)
Whether it’s the beauty, hairstyle or nail trends, the new season places a high accent on naturalness and simplicity. Neutral, cream-colored nails for spring isn’t such a shock—it’s a minimalist trend that’s been gaining momentum since last year. Effortless looks are proven to be one of a kind. If you love to take care of your hands and nails, but don’t like to go for any colors at all, this trend will definitely interest you. Having short oval or almond-shaped nails painted in nude and milk shades, slightly visible pale peach and pink hues, you are sure to look like a real fashionista this season. Such semi-transparent tones highlight the natural beauty of healthy nails and go well with all the styles and colors of the clothing in your wardrobe. This season, toning down your nails is the new way to play it cool. We carry multiple colors of OPI polish that fit this category!
The Dark Side
A dark romantic mood has also took the fashion front this season. The looks that have really stood out thus far are the grayish navy shades, the purple vinyl look, and even the dark angel look has gone over big. It is best to keep your nails shorter when you are doing a more dramatic dark color on your nails.
Flashes of Metallics
When it comes to colored nail polishes, we can safely say that the summer nail trends are into traditional hues. Like almost any season, this year too, you can experiment with the colors of temptation, strength and style, such as red, black, various tones of pink, dark blue, bright green, deep lilac, bluish gray and white. Although pastel nail polishes are still hanging in at the top of the list, metallics sill lead. You can go for gold, silver and pearl shades confidently. Note that this season, it’s very trendy to match the color of your toenails with the sandals you are wearing. The maximum difference between your toenail polish and the sandals can be only a couple of tones.
Two Tone Manicure
Bold without being too over the top, the dual polish effect has been getting plenty of play with the stars so far this summer. A new twist that has been compared to the French manicure, is a look that is easy to do on your own. Just pick contrasting shades that flatter your skin tone and use a small brush to paint on a graphic style—try a half-moon, a vertical split, a V-shape or a diagonal strip. For those who want to experiment with the trend without going too far, try painting just your tips with a bit of sparkle or decorating one or two nails with specks of gold.
For those nail enthusiasts, who love to play with different patterns, prints and hues, there is the trend of nail art. This season, you can try to create ombre nails, striped, checkered, leopard printed or python printed manicure. You might be thinking, “I am not creative enough to do that”…..look no further. Here at Cuts to Dye For we carry the best nail decals around. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Stop in to see the many designs we have to offer!
Magnetic Nail Polish
This polish I might have to say is the closest to magic in the nail world! This polish gives you 3-D Nail Art in Seconds! The has a revolutionary formula infused with metallic particles that move when exposed to the specially designed magnet to create an extraordinary effect. STEP 1: Apply 1 coat of base coat. Shake Magnetic Nail Color to activate. Apply 1 coat of Magnetic Nail Color to all 10 nails and let dry. STEP 2: Apply a second coat of color to 1 nail and immediately hold the built-in magnet over the nail. Rest the guide just below the cuticle without touching the wet nail polish. Hold for 10 seconds. Repeat for all 10 nails and let dry. Finish with top coat. Yep, it’s that easy! One of the bank girls came by and bought one. The other girls seen how awesome it was and then they one by one came down and each got one for themselves!! They bought almost half of it already, so be sure to check it out before it’s all GONE! The second picture below was taken at Market when we were shown how the polish works!! (Thanks for modeling it Julie!)
Creative Nail Design Vinylux
Now you want to talk about awesome new polish! This is hot off the press and hasn’t been on the market long. We have been honored to jump on the bandwagon of this new advanced polish. This is pretty similar to Shellac, but you get to do it in the leisure of your own home. Vinylux is a breakthrough polish that endures a weeks long fashion perfection…..without a base coat! Exposure to natural light secures the patent-pending ProLight Technology creating an enduring long-lasting polish. While ordinary polish become brittle and deteriorates over time, Vinylux dries naturally to a flawless finish and strengthens the resistance to chip over time. Finally a polish that ensures that your nails will not let you down. Change it when you want to—-not when you have to!
Go Green!!! Earth Day is April 22nd. We are constantly told to Go Green, Recycle, and Save! I am so impressed with myself because I never used to recycle and my mom and sister would get on my butt about it. I’m so glad they did, because it isn’t hard to do it!! All the little things we do sure make a difference. Here are a few simple ideas to Go Green:
- Energy. Install compact florescent light bulbs when older incandescent bulbs burn out.
- Turn off lights when you leave a room.
- Install a low-flow shower head.
- Use less Gas. Walk, bike or carpool to work.
- If you do drive, combine all your errands for the week in one trip.
- Buy locally raised, humane and organic meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables.
- Switch one appliance to an energy efficient model (look for the “energy star” label)
- Stop using bottle water. Install a water filter to purify tap water.
- Wash laundry in cold water instead of hot.
- Fix leaky faucets.
For a list of more energy saving tips, go here. If we all go a little more green we can make a huge difference!