Now that we know the must-have affordable fashion trends for fall 2011, what about the nail polish trends?! Breezy Mama turned to CND — who worked with 22 designers this season on the fashion runways including Jason Wu, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Carolina Herrera, Malandrino and Monique Lhuillie — and Freelance Nail Tech Nicole J. for the latest in nails design from the most stylish polish colors to some intriguing nail art designs. Get all the tips (pun always intended) in time for your next manicure.
Minty Green and Greyish Tones
Look for shades like the above that Angi Wingle crafted for the Costello Tagliapietra show, a muted mint green manicure by custom blending CND’s Brilliant White, Bicycle Yellow, Green Scene, and Silver Chrome and completing with Super Matte Top Coat for a satin finish. Nicole J. noted that Essie’s Power Clutch, a deep grey green, and OPI’s French Quarter for Your Thoughts, with greyish tones is also hot along with the similarly colored Suzy Takes the Wheel.
Going Dark with a Twist
At Jason Wu, Roxanne Valinoti created baroque gilded burgundy manicures using CND’s Dark Ruby layered with Bloodline, and gilded with Gold Chrome smile lines. Nicole J’s darker shade picks are the purple Honk If You Love OPI, the dark grey I Brake For Manicures, and the chocolaty Get in the Expresso Lane.
Gettin Crazy on the Lighter Side
At 3.1 Phillip Lim, Angi Wingle created half-circle inky manicures deemed “Yazuka’s flesh and ink” by the designer, using CND’s Desert Suede and arcs in Midnight Sapphire. Nicole J. lightens up with Essie’s Case Study.
Flip It and Reverse It
At the Joanna Mastroianni show, Angi Wingle created a Spectator Manicure using CND’s Blackjack as a base, and Brilliant White moons bordered with Silver Chrome.
More, ahem, tips from Nicole include:
Now for those that watch celebrities fashion & trends, there is Minx it High Fashion Extended for your fingers & toes. Minx comes in over 150 designs, including Gold & Silver, Animal Prints you name it. If you want to stand out Minx is what you want hands down!
With the holidays coming around the corner, to add a little sparkle to your mani or pedi, add some glitter over your favorite nail polish — it will make it pop! You can apply it to one nail or be festive and do all 10! Have Fun with it!!
New up & coming nail products in November are Dashing Diva’s collection of Embedded & Bejeweled Designs that you can apply like a decal with no dry time. Meanwhile, check out OPI’s nail embellishment designs here.
To learn more about CND nail polish and where to purchase, click here.
To contact Nails By Nicole J, click here.
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