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Beauty trends: What does your nail colour say about you?

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Elle Canada
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Beauty trends: What does your nail colour say about you?

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nails-Tagliapietra-bks-I-RF13-4385All photos courtesy of Imaxtree.com.

Colour meanings are iconic symbols for characters in books , music (Taylor Swift's Red, for example), movies and more. But what does a nail polish say about your character? Keep these nail colour meanings from Melissa Forrest—Sally Hansen Nail Expert for Toronto's Page One Management—in mind the next time you reach for your go-to bottle of polish. Trust us--they work! A SHIMMER/METALLIC NAIL COLOUR Designer inspiration: Costello Tagliapietra Fall 2013 (above) Polish to use: Revlon Sparkle Nail Polish The meaning: “Because sparkle catches the light, this type of nail is definitely for the woman who doesn’t mind being the center of attention,” says Forrest. (The perfect New Year's Eve nail look for an adventurous personality type.) Find out what your nail colour says about you right after the jump… Valentino-bks-A-RF13-8707A RED NAIL COLOUR Designer inspiration: Valentino Fall 2013 Polish to use: Chanel Le Vernis Rubis Nail Colour The meaning: “A red nail polish says a woman is very confident and has a sassy, sexy side that she’s not afraid to show,” says Forrest. Ruby nails are a classic indicator of a unique, sensual woman. nails-Kate-Spade-clpi-RF13-3657A FUCHSIA NAIL COLOUR Designer inspiration: Kate Spade Fall 2013 Polish to use: Joe Fresh Nail Colour in Watermelon The meaning: “A pink nail colour says she loves femininity and all that comes with it. A young woman at heart with a playful spirit," Forrest says. (Special note: Girlie pink is also a major Fall 2013 runway fashion trend.) nails-Reem-Acra-clp-RF13-2881A WINE/PURPLE NAIL COLOUR Designer inspiration: Reem Acra Fall 2013 Polish to use: COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Forever Festive The meaning: “This woman is usually classic in her tastes, and she loves the sexy undertone a wine colour gives her nails,” says Forrest. (Dark purples and wine shades were also a mega Fall 2013 beauty trend.) nails-De-Vincenzo-bck-M-RF13-6518A BARE/NUDE NAIL Designer inspiration: Marco de Vincenzo Fall 2013 Polish to use: CND Vinylux Weekly Polish in Impossibly Plush The meaning: “This woman is conservative and prefers not to draw attention to herself, so she uses nude nail polish or just buffs her nails,” says Forrest . nails-De-La-Renta-clp-RF13-6670NAIL ART OR TEXTURED POLISH Designer inspiration: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2013 Polish to use: O.P.I’s Liquid Sand Nail Lacquer (any shade) The meaning:Nail art or texture means 'I'm edgy, I love fashion and I dare to be different,'” says Forrest. Trying out louder designs and experimenting with different nail tools shows an interest in stepping outside traditional beauty rules (and breaking the rules in general). OVER TO YOU Which runway beauty look is your favourite? What nail colour do you wear most? Do you change your nail colour based on season? READ MORE: Holiday beauty: Party nails How to get strong and healthy nails 5 nail polish tips for your holiday party Nail care: The best cuticle oils
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Beauty trends: What does your nail colour say about you?