9/02/2012

Fall 2012 Nail Trends

Happy September! Finally!
And more importantly, Happy Labor Day!
As this marks the official end of summer,
I thought we should continue our look at Fall Fashion
No preview of Fall Fashion Essentials would be complete
without looking at the latest trends for nails. 
This is one of my favorite areas of the beauty world!



I love this look for Fall! Fashion and beauty reflects the tones in nature turning deeper and darker. Rich burgundy and deep purple are gorgeous and when you try navy or black, go for matte polish...it adds a level of luxe sophistication. 
{fabulous options: gray + red shimmer + black}

 Gyaru is a Japanese subculture that includes a very girly-glam style. It's extended to very ornate nail designs usually characterized by lots of bows, hearts, jewels and the signature pointed talon oval shape. Now before you skip right over this trend, give it a chance! There's an easy way to make it accessible for all of us and our everyday lives. The third picture on the right (courtesy of HRH Collection) shows the most wearable form of gyaru, a single accent nail. More on that below...


Although this is a new trend in the US, it's actually the preferred style of nail shape in Europe and of course Japan. The gyaru style features a more pointed tip, but I think a softer oval shape is more delicate and feminine. It also serves to elongate the fingers and is universally flattering. I'm definitely going to try this! 


French tips have long been a classic, but this Fall they're getting a fresh new update with colored tips. Start with a muted nude base, and add black for edgy chic, a pop of color like red for flirty fun or gold glitter for the ultimate girly twist.


And speaking of gold, this might just be my favorite color of the moment for nails. (I say that a lot, I know!) But seriously, there's nothing better than gold it adds warmth and class while still being fresh and fun. Feeling extra daring? Try rose gold!
{try this: rose gold  + gold}

Some of these trends seem more wearable and practical than others but you really can try any of them, just start with an accent nail first! In fact, the accent nail is a trend all in itself. Paint your nails a neutral color and add a pop of interest by painting your left ring finger with glitter polish or adding a little trinket like the gyaru style. You don't have to go all out, you can incorporate the trends slowly. That's one of my best tricks for trying something new. Once you're comfortable with that, try bolder colors. All red nails with a black accent on your right pointer finger. Or....deep purple nails with a gold pinky finger. The possibilities (and fun) are endless! 

Which one is your favorite? What's the first trend you'd like to try?
When you try one of these trends, I'd love to see it!
You can tweet me a pic or tag me on Instagram (@maebad)

{ps}:
thank you for all your love & support of my first YouTube video!
It was so fun to make!
from the video and be on the lookout for another one coming soon! x

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1 comment:

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

I'm loving these dark matte colors, the first ones I must try out soon. Then all the other trends just keep getting better!