Dress up your holiday beauty by adding glitz to your fingers with these new nail polish trends.
Holiday beauty: The new neutral nail polish
A low-key neutral nail has been re-interpreted for winter with hints of sheen and metallic undertones. If you’re fair-skinned, try a soft rose gold shade like Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer in Glamorous Life (available at Murale) and if you have darker skin, look for the fresh neutral “nail foundations” developed by RGB Nail Colours (rgbcosmetics.com) and Hollywood manicurist Jenna Hipp that are tailored to match a whole variety of skin tones.
Holiday beauty: Magnetic nail polish
Perhaps the most buzz-worthy at-home nail polish trend of 2011 is magnetic nail polish from British brand Nails Inc. (available at Sephora). The three metallic shades are infused with magnetic pigments and when the magnet in the cap is hovered over the wet polish, you can create a design on the nail. According to Nails Inc: “As the magnet is held over the nail, the iron powder in the formulation gravitates toward the magnet, forming the pattern/design secretly hidden in the magnet.” We like to think of it as “Nail Art for Dummies” since one-of-a-kind designs are literally foolproof.
Holiday beauty: Tuxedo nails
As we told you here, tuxedo dressing is front and centre this season. Now, you can give your nails the tux treatment too, like we saw on the Ruffian Fall/Winter 2011 show where nails were decked out in silver, black and white. Sure, you will likely need a nail pro to help you achieve it, but guaranteed if you go the extra mile with this menswear-inspired mani, you’ll be toast of any black-tie affair.
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