Friday, January 30, 2009

Spring Beauty Trends: Metallic Nails

I am a nail polish addict. Which is actually kind of sad, seeing as my nail polish habit has raped my nails, making it nearly impossible to wear said polish, and so whenever I see cute nail polish I cry silently inside. Moving away from the self pity. If the Spring/Summer Runways are any indication, metallic nails are going to be a big deal for spring. That doesn't just mean gold and silver metallics, though. We're talking purple, pink, blue, even black metallic. I'm really loving this trend because it's a nice break from all the heavy, vampy colors we've been seeing for the last year or two. These nails feel so perfect for spring!

First off, we have the lilac metallic nails at Zac Posen (heads up, lilac is going to be huge for makeup). The models wore Deborah Lippman's polish in Purple Rain (haha). I like it because the pale purple is very typical spring, but the metallic makes it interesting instead of cliche. It releases later this spring.
Zoya Harley. Buy it for $6 at This is a really pretty, sheer, sparkly silver that for some reason is totally giving me fairy princess vibes. I think this is a really cute, wearable way to buy into the metallic trend, and this is probably the easiest to wear of all these polishes. Plus, Zoya makes really great, cheap polishes. :)

Rescue Beauty Lounge Leila Rose: Buy it for $18 at This is probably the weirdest color, but I love it soooo much. It's a warm, pinky lavender metallic with silver sparkle. It sounds really hard to pull of, but I think if done right it could be stunning. Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes are also big 3 free (Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde and Toluene), so they're good for your nails! Or at least not bad for them.

Lippman Collection Rhapsody in White: buy it for $15 at Kate Winslet wore this on Oprah earlier this week, and it was super cute. On short, rounded nails this goes straight past tacky and right into chic.

Butter London Swinger: buy it for $14 at Butter London polishes are also big 3 free (yay!). This is a sheer, metallic gold that's actually very flattering on all skin tones, and would look great with a tan. It's fun and warm, but subtle enough not to be too obvious/blingy. Love!

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