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 of the names most associated with luxury, Christian Louboutin, is now trying to break new ground in the world of nail polish. The fashion icon has launched a line of 31 nail lacquers, each with the lofty price of $50 per bottle. These polishes are the first ever to have a $50 price tag.
Though Mr. Louboutin acknowledges that the bottles are not practical, his goal was to create as luxurious a product as possible. Some would say that he accomplished this and then some.
When selecting wedding nail polish that will look best on their special day, the typical bride often turns to neutral shades. One such classic shade worn at many weddings is OPI Bubble Bath, which gives nails a uniform brightness while still maintaining a natural or nude look.
And while the color already is popular among brides, it also was worn on more than one occasion by models at Spring 2015 Fashion Week according to the Glamour wedding blog. For brides wanting sleek-looking nails with a classic style, Bubble Bath from OPI is on the short list for colors to consider.
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OPI Red and other nail lacquer shades are now available as interior paint colors for your walls.
If you love the way a certain nail polish color looks on your finger tips, perhaps you’d love to see that color in other places in your home too? Now you can get some of the best OPI colors like OPI Red and Miami Beet as interior paints, so you can paint your walls in these classic nail polish shades. The paints are the result of a partnership with OPI and Clark+Kensington.
The nail lacquer-inspired paints seem to be a good idea, as I imagine there are many people with a good eye for fashion who also possess an advanced sense for interior design. And even if you don’t see yourself in this category, the paints are a fun opportunity to immerse yourself in some of your favorite OPI colors.
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Do-it-yourself nail styles are great–you can create them whenever you have some free time, and there is no need to travel to a nail salon, or make an appointment, or pay someone else to make your nails look great. Of course, the downside to DIY nail designs is that they can be difficult to execute, as they hardly ever turn out quite the way you envision. Sticking with styles that are easy to do often means that your nails won’t stand out and will be, well, boring.
Over at BeautyHigh, there is a guide to five runway-inspired nail styles that are creative yet straightforward for most people to do. They shouldn’t take much time to complete, but the results are unique designs that will make your nails look great. These nail polish styles truly are not something you see everyday; they include one-line designs, C-shapes, stilettos with bold colors on only the tips, glitter half moons, and a combination of half-moons and French tips.
The guide has very simple instructions so you can create these uncommon DIY nail designs without a struggle.
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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.
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When people think of fashionable nail polish for Autumn or festive polish for Christmas and Winter, gray is usually not the color that comes immediately to mind. However, this Fall and Winter season, you might want to take some suggestions from CelebrityRedCarpet.co.uk, which has a feature on the benefits of gray nail polish.
Gray nails can give a subdued yet chic appearance, which works well whether you’re in a black dress or something more casual. Some suggestions are to try a light gray on your nails with other colors like blue or yellow. And light gray can be a terrific base color for nail art.
Another shade of gray that would look great this season is dark or charcoal gray, which goes well with the many glittery and textured polishes that are popular now. And a third type of gray includes the color with purple or pink tones to give a warmer appearance.
If you’re interested in gray nail polish, take a look at OPI’s Haven’t the Foggiest, part of this winter’s San Francisco collection.