Nailed It: Mani-Inspiration

Between awards season and fashion weeks, there’s been no shortage of mani-inspiration lately.  Take a cue from these stars and runway shows for some shades to try this month.

Greys

Jennifer Hudson at the Academy Awards

Jennifer Hudson at the Academy Awards

Grey nails have been major lately, showing up on Jennifer Hudson’s tips at the Oscars, as well as on models at shows for Jason Wu and Vera Wang.  It’s sophisticated, classy, and has just a little bit of an edge.

Kelly by Zoya

Kelly by Zoya

Nudes

Kerry Washington at the Academy Awards

Kerry Washington at the Academy Awards

Nude polish took over the red carpet at the Academy Awards this year, with celebs like Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence and Adele all opting for a more neutral look.  My recommendations?  OPI’s Don’t Burst My Bubble and Glints of Glinda, both from the new Oz the Great and Powerful Collection.

OPI Don't Burst My Bubble Swatch

OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble Swatch

OPI Glints of Glinda Swatch

OPI Glints of Glinda Swatch

 

Lovely in Lace

Houghton at NYFW

Houghton at NYFW

Try a different kind of embellishment like this look at Houghton’s NYFW show.  Cut pieces of lace to fit your nails, apply them while your polish is still tacky, and finish with a top coat to lock it in.

 

Bright and Beautiful

Kate Spade at NYFW

Kate Spade at NYFW

Just in time to get your mind out of the bleakness that is winter, bright nails come to the rescue.  I’m loving Essie’s new Resort Collection which is full of fun, beachy colours to warm you up.

Essie Resort Collection

Essie Resort Collection

Decked Out

Libertine at NYFW

Libertine at NYFW

Iced out nails have made a splash so far, with shows like Libertine showing off models with bedazzled tips.  The cutest Academy Award nominee ever, Quvenzane Wallis rocked a bow on her nails at the awards show.  Check out Hex Nail Jewelry‘s reusable nail charms to add a kick to your nails.

Hex Nail Charms - Wild

Hex Nail Charms – Wild

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  • Jo-Anne Pfoh

    I am so excited about the grey as it is my favorite color and finally popular. I am going to look for it this weekend

  • Fee (Phyllis) Roberts

    Beautiful! I haven’t tried either of these nail polishes. I’ll have to go out and get some. Thanks =D

  • melissa

    woooo! love the hexy charm thanks for sharing us 🙂

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