The News & Observer has a helpful feature on the acceptability of sporting nail art at work. Is it appropriate to have your nails adorned with trinkets or even multi-colored designs while you’re at the office? Despite the advancement of nail art into everyday life, there are still some professional environments that require a more conservative approach to manicures.
Of course, well-groomed fingernails with attractive nail polish are welcome in nearly any workplace. And if you have a good understanding of your office culture, you will know what is and isn’t acceptable for your nails at work.
One growing trend in countries throughout the world is nail art for men. Decorating one’s nails is not something that just women do, and even males get creative when using polish or decals on their finger tips. Glamour Magazine has a comprehensive feature on the trend of male nail art in the UK. It features some nail designs worn by Snoop Dogg and discusses how it’s becoming much more common for men to go to nail salons and receive manicures. The article also contains tips for men such as using decals, negative space, and an accent nail in their designs.
If you’re interested in creating nail art for yourself or for a client, take a look at the nail art supply section of our store.
Nail polish picks are usually fun to think about in any situation, but here’s a little twist: The Fashion Spot has an article with summer nail polish recommendations mixed with astrology. That means that you can choose your polish based on your zodiac sign.
The recommendations include colors and styles. There are mentions of pastels, dark polishes, metallics, decals, and more. Find the look that matches best with your horoscope .
The style section of ebony.com has a brief feature on a nail artist who specializes in the splatter look. Many women enjoy the splatter nails trend, in which polish is sprayed across the nails in a way similar to modern art. In this case, the artist puts nail polish in a straw and then blows it out to create the splattered paint look. She uses many different neon colors from China Glaze on white nails.
This method is simple enough to try at home, and you can experiment with different colors until you find a look that you love.
With the weather getting warmer, nail polish companies are beginning to give details regarding their summer 2014 collections. OPI and China Glaze both have made announcements recently about new collections featuring bright colors that are inspired by activities of the season.
OPI has introduced a set called Go Neon or Go Nude (also known by the simpler name Neons by OPI), which includes six new neon polishes in a wide range of colors. These shades also mark the first time the brand is offering neons in a full-size bottle. In addition to the six new lacquers, Neons by OPI includes a white base coat that will further enhance the summer colors. Here are descriptions of the six shades and base coat: Continue Reading
Spring is here! This means that the weather is starting to warm up in the Northern Hemisphere, and it’ll soon be time for bathing suits, bright colors, and more time in the sun. And of course, nail polish fashions will follow suit, so here are three guides to the trends, collections, and colors for Spring and Summer 2014.
First up is a rundown from Fashionista of 18 nail polish collections for spring, each filled with colors of the season. Some of the brands included are Essie, OPI, and Morgan Taylor.
Next is a slideshow from the Zoe Report showing the top five nail trends of Spring: bold fuschia polishes, hues of orange/melon, nude shades accented with shimmer, earthy or spice-colored shades, and many varieties of blue.
And finally, we have a guide from Cosmopolitan spotlighting 14 nail polish shades that you’re likely to see in Spring 2014. Included are pinks, blues, yellows, and more.
To see images of beautiful and creative manicures featuring many of these colors of Spring and Summer 2014, be sure to visit and “like” the Nail Polish and More Facebook page.
The Glamour beauty blog spotted Drew Barrymore at a book signing with a unique and attractive manicure. You can see four of her nails here, but the blog entry has more pictures and a description of each nail design.
To give yourself a look like Drew’s at home, you can use one of our nail art pens to create the designs.