NYFW Nail Art

I’m not sure about anyone else, but one of my favorite parts of NYFW (or any fashion week, for that matter!) is checking out what crazy new nails trends the designers have put out on the runway. Whether they are wearable or not, I think it’s so creative how nail art has become just one more way to express the mood and inspiration behind the collection. It also inspires me to get creative with my own finger tips, and I hope it will for you too!

Polka dots at Kate Spade: This is SO wearable! Deborah Lippmann is the genius behind this graphic look which can be done with any combo of colors. All you have to do it let the base color dry and then use either the tip of the brush or a detail stylus dipped in lacquer to make the polka dots! Start off smaller and wiggle the applicator in a circular motion to make the dots bigger.

At Rebecca Minkhoff, Essie manicurists created an edgy, but adult, french manicure. Use a neutral color for the base and then swipe a thin strip of a deep jewel tone to give the tips a little shimmer and shine. Here’s a great tip: You know those little sticky circle dots you have sitting around the junk drawer? Well, apparently they are used to reinforce binder pages. Who knew?  Second of all, use them to make a perfect french manicure! Just stick the curved edge on your nail, paint and peel.

Here’s another one that anyone (no matter your nail expertise) can do at home–nail polish strips! At Alice + Olivia they use Sephora by OPI Trend Tips in Black & Gold Glitter. These strips are insanely easy to apply, and will a good top coat have lasted for longer than a regular manicure!

Now here is real dedication for the sake of nail art–at The Blonds a set of nails were made for each individual model and no two pairs were alike! Over 130 hours was put into creating the looks. Definitely not something I’ll be trying at home anytime soon!

Keep your eyes out in the next few weeks, I’m sure London, Paris and Milan fashion weeks will be giving us some more amazing nail art to drool over!

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Categories: Fashion Week, Nails, Trends

Author:The Art of Beauty Blog

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