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Beauty trends: What does your nail colour say about you?
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…
A 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.
A 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.)
A 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.)
A 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
NAIL 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?
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