Hello manicure lovers!

Welcome back to share the third post from my sequel thread dedicated to next season nail trends. Today it is all about two strong trends for spring summer 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: metallic nails and pastel shades.

Metallic nails trend
Metallic nails are on for 2014. Silver, gold, unconventional hues, whatever the color, metallic nails rock spring summer season. Nail shapes vary from long and pointed to short and round, but it is all ok as soon as nails glisten in a precious color.

Pastel shades trend
They are here again! Pastel colors seem to be a recurring trend from the past season and looks like we will have them a lot in 2014. Pastels are most seen on short nails in classical application. Casual for everyday, suitable for the office, this trend is familiar but still far from boring as color choices are almost unlimited. Fit your nails to your clothing style and pastels may turn out to be you most wearable nail trend for spring summer 2014 season.

Here is a preview to my next nail trends post for the most curious: stripes.

Nail trends for 2014: stripes

Nail trends for 2014: stripes

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!.

Hello everyone!

Welcome back to the 2014 nail trends series! In this second post from the sequel thread we will talk about two more nail trends for 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: altered French and half moon nails.

Altered French manicure trend
French manicure stays on top of this season’s trends but with an altered image. Add an unexpected color to your nail tips and you will fit the trend. Workplace friendly and easy to go with various outfits, we will see the colored tip a lot in 2014.

The half moon nail trend
Another popular look of the runways is the half moon manicure. All color combinations are welcome as soon as nails are rounded or square and you are not afraid to be noticed :) Some call the half moon look the reverse French nail and I can see the logic to that, especially now that it appears in trends list repeatedly season after season and may turn out to be a classic as its original French predecessor. I will make a tutorial to show you how to create half moon manicure soon so stay tuned!

Here is a sneak peek at my next nail trends post: metallic nails.

Nail trends for 2014: metallic nails

Nail trends for 2014: metallic nails

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading, come by for the next trends blog post!.

Hello nail art lovers!

Welcome to the 2014 nail trends series! This is the first post from this sequel thread and we will talk about two key trends for spring summer 2014 as seen on fashion week runway shows: natural nails and white nails.

Natural nails trend
Delicate natural shades are one of the key nail trends for spring 2014. Nails are beige, skin toned, sometimes completely naked with just a top coat to add a little healthy glow. This trend seemed uninteresting to me at first but I must admit it has some generous positives. Natural look is perfect for the office, works for short nails and is great to complement a bolder fashion look.

White and off-white nails trend
White is the star of spring summer 2014 nails. No matter if you like your nails short and round or long and pointy, white will definitely work for you. If you get bored from simple white, you may go for any off-white shade as it was also seen a lot at fashion week runways.

Here is a sneak peek at my next nail trends post: half moon.
half moon sneak peek

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

 

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Hello nail art lovers!

I am happy to share with you the nail trends for the upcoming year 2014. Many of you requested this topic :) Instead of one huge post I decided this to be a separate thread. I will post for you a new trend every day with some great imagery and nail trends illustration.

Nail trends of 2014 are for sure varied and maybe even controversial. Delicate natural colors oppose popping brights, plain white at day turns to bold black at night, shy pastels smile quietly while metallic shades conquer the world, jewels shine and stripes line unseen fashion territories. A whole symphony of options paraded at this year’s fashion week runways to show us what to pick for spring/summer 2014 season.

Here is a sneak peek at my first 2014 nail trends post: natural nails. Stay tuned for another nail trend I will present!

2014 nail trends: natural nails

2014 nail trends: natural nails

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

See you soon!.

Hello dear nail art lovers! I am so happy to share with you a post dedicated to the all time beauty creator, guide and inspirer – Chanel. Chanel is a sign of luxury and style, then why not transfer Chanel’s most noticeable symbols to your nails? Pastel tweed, monochrome combinations, kilting, Chanel logo and some jewels – here they are, Chanel nails all ready to be admired :) These tweed and embellished monochrome nails with gold Chanel detail by Amelie’s Nails blog are just beautiful.

Chanel tweed monochrome nails

Chanel tweed monochrome nails

Chanel monochrome manicure

Chanel monochrome manicure

Another Chanel manicure with kilting and bijoux by beautyblog.nl.

Chanel manicure with kilting and bijoux

Chanel manicure with kilting and bijoux

This is a stunning mix and match design incorporating several Chanel symbols – pastel, black and gold colors, kilting, lace and luxurious glitter sparkle by Ink 361.

Chanel mix and match nail design

Chanel mix and match nail design

Look at Bella Thorne’s Chanel manicure at Stealherstylenet.

Bella Thorne Chanel manicure

Bella Thorne Chanel manicure

And to add a pop of color, here are these jewelry embellished 3D pink Chanel nails.

Embellished pink Chanel nails

Embellished pink Chanel nails

I will prepare a Chanel manicure tutorial for you soon and will show you how to create Chanel nail art. Also, I will have a post on Chanel spring/summer 2014 makeup collection and nail polish colors so stay tuned!

Inspiration:
A famous phrase by the one and only Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel quotes`

Coco Chanel quotes

Thanks for reading and see you soon!.

Hi dear nail art lovers!

Today I want to share with you some thoughts on top coat and how it can change your nail art for the better. There are many top coats out there designed to give you all kinds of effects and finish. In my personal collection here are always these three must have tops I cannot live without. I will not go into the obvious positive sides of taking two more minutes to apply a top coat to your design. I will just give you the three best top coats which have outscored all products I have tried.

The long wear top coat
If you, like me, need your designs to last long and even get you through the whole work week, then a clear long wear top is essential. I prefer thinner formulas which will not take too long to dry and will not load onto your design. Also, I sometimes apply and extra top coat few days later to freshen my design and make it last another day or two. This is one of my tricks to prolong nail design life. Stay tuned for my other magic tricks on this topic :) My choice for a long wearing clear coat is L’Oreal Paris Resist and Shine base&top coat 2in1. It is a multi-purpose product that can be used as a base too but I use it as a clear top coat only. It gives manicure great longevity and durability.

L’Oreal Paris Resist and Shine base&top coat 2in1

L’Oreal Paris Resist and Shine base&top coat 2in1

The FAT and top coat
Very often designs require some layering of color, different textures, some rough techniques like sponging, etc. Such designs desperately need a fat top coat to smooth them out and make the whole nail art appear consistent but not patchy. For these occasions a gel look clear top is your precious piece. I prefer my gel look coat to have a large brush so that I can apply it with only one stroke. This is so because some polishes tend do smudge if topped with another texture and you do not want your detail, and time you put in to create it to be wasted for the wrong top coat formula. My winner in the fat clear top polish category is Rimmel Finishing Touch 3D Plumping top coat. It has a large brush, dries fast enough and is perfect to smooth out rough designs.

Rimmel Finishing Touch 3D Plumping top coat

Rimmel Finishing Touch 3D Plumping top coat

The mat top coat
I am a huge fan of mat top coats as they actually double your color collection. Every color out there can be topped up with a mat formula. This gives you freedom to create different nail art effects without having to spend out on a collection of mat colors. All you have to do is just take your favorite polish and apply the clear mat over it. Look out for my Shine vs Mat nail art design! My best clear mat is Flormar Mattifying Perfect Nail top coat. It takes only one coat to mattify all colors polishes I have tried it with. It is also budget friendly.

Flormar Mattifying Perfect Nail top coat

Flormar Mattifying Perfect Nail top coat

Inspiration:

3 best to save the day

Powerpuff Girls save the day

Powerpuff Girls save the day by dig.do


Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my Concept nails art column which is dedicated to inspirational, if not too wearable, nail designs. My first post is about Gothic nails. Dark, mysterious and artful, these designs challenge imagination. Dark colors and contrasting colors, especially black, classic red, deep burgundy are key colors for Gothic nails. Depending on the message they are designed to carry, you may see some gold sparkling in between bleeding roses and sculls. Concept Gothic nails are usually embellished with metallic elements, chains and lace. Check out these spectacular designs and join me in congratulating their creators.

Amazing gothic nails by Kelz Joannides at kelzjoannides.deviantart.com

Amazing gothic nails by Kelz Joannides at kelzjoannides.deviantart.com

Embellished ruby gothic nails by Necrosarium at necrosarium.deviantart.com

Embellished ruby gothic nails by Necrosarium at necrosarium.deviantart.com

Cameo and cross gothic nails by kirakiranails

Cameo and cross Gothic nails by kirakiranails

Wearable Gothic nails ideas These gorgeous design are so very impressive that would require a really special occasion to show them off. However, Gothic nails are not at all a causa perduta if you want to admire them in day light and at public places :) Look at the toned down ideas for Gothic inspired nails below!

Red and black gradient lace nails by dailysomething.com

Red and black gradient lace nails by dailysomething.com

Beautiful gradient stamp nails + tutorial at jahreszeitenhaus.blogspot.com

Beautiful gradient stamp nails + tutorial at jahreszeitenhaus.blogspot.com

Sharp black and gold Gothic nails by Material Girl at Pinterest

Sharp black and gold Gothic nails by Material Girl at Pinterest

Inspiration:

Amazing chained Gothic nails at topfortylist.com

Amazing chained Gothic nails at topfortylist.com

Thanks for reading!.