February 19, 2013
In today's fashion-rich society, looking good no longer focuses on just your clothes and hair - now your nails need to be trendy too. Luckily, the fashion and beauty experts at Harper's Bazaar recently discussed the top trends to try in 2013, and now is as good a time as ever to jump on the nail-color train.
Pretty in pale
Mixing patterns and bold hues is all the rage on the runways, but this is not the same with nails. In fact, one of the top trends popping up this spring is pale, cream-colored nails. This take on the minimalist style is perfect for ladies who long for brighter clothes.
You can rock this trend with professional nail polish like CND Nail Colour -Neutrals - make sure to complete the style with a top coat that will give the look a gorgeous shine.
Dark and mysterious
If you feel like you're way too pale to start rocking nude-toned polish, then you might be better off ringing in spring with a darker trend. Models at the Jason Wu and Marchesa runway shows were seen wearing some fabulous plays on black, in nail polish shades like purple vinyl and tuxedo.
For this sleek and sassy style, you'll need a dark shade with some texture, like CND Nail Colour - Blacks. The Inkwell hue might be best since this color is dark, but features metallic gray undertones that will help your nails stand out.
Pops of metallic
Ladies looking to add a bit of life to their nails might prefer to dazzle in styles that were on display at the Nicole Miller or Monika Chiang shows. To achieve this stellar and bold option, you'll first need to swipe on a solid hue like red or black, and then add on a few swirling designs using shades in either metallic silver or gold.
If you're looking to spice up your style with red, it might be best to accentuate the tips with a golden hue like CND Nail Colour - Chromes, in Gold Chrome. The pop of gold against the red is a great option for a date night with your beau or even a girl's night out.
Since these trends are meant to keep the focus on your pretty nails, it's important to prep your hands to be spotlight ready. Keep your hands wrinkle-free by investing in skin care products that target age spots and sun damage. The Elemis Spa At Home Pro-Collagen Hand and Nail Cream may be best, since this lotion not only keeps skin woes at bay, but also strengthens and conditions cuticles and nails.