Monday, January 17, 2011

2011's 6 Coolest Nail Polish Trends

This year is all about rich, sheer, creamy colors in the nail polish world. Take a dabble in the trend guide I found from Refinery 29 & then polish up your digits. 

Back to Nature Nudes—Nude-as-naked nails look refreshingly demure, yet provocative. Make sure your polish comes in a high-gloss formula so you don't end up looking like you have mannequin hands. Featured: Karen Walker Spring 2011 image via CND; Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Naked, $16, available in mid-JanuaryEssie Nail Polish in Sand Tropez, $8, available in February 

The Blues Clues—Whether it's Robin's Egg or Tiffany's Box, this pale blue shade has got "Spring" written all over it. Featured: Nicholas K Spring 2011 image courtesy of Dashing Diva/Eric Yu; Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Barracuda, $6.99, available in February; Priti NYC in Forget Me Not, $12.50, available at Priti NYC.

Peachy-Keen Pink—Need a polish that'll make your tan shine? This is it, ladies. Featured: Dior Nail Vernis in Pink Boa, $21, available at NordstromPriti NYC Nail Polish in September Charm, $12.50, available at Priti NYCBehnhaz Sarafpour Spring 2011 image courtesy of CND.

Lovely in Lavender—Dusty purples, saturated lavenders, and shiny heliotropes look great with most skin tones. Featured :Nicholas K Spring 2011 image courtesy of Dashing Diva/Eric Yu; Estee Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Violet Diva, $19, available in March at Estee LauderPriti NYC Nail Polish in Geisha Girl, $12.50, available at Priti NYC.

Gun-Metal Grays—Don't forget about those metallics! Give your digits the full metal treatment with pearlescent polishes. The future is now! Featured: Chanel Le Vernis in Black Pearl, $25, available at ChanelM.A.C. Champale Nail Polish in Very Important Platinum, $13, available at M.A.C.3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2011 image courtesy of CND.

The Can't-Miss Topcoats—Give your polish an extra edge with a striking top coat that cracks over your color; one that adds a slick, holographic shimmer; or one that adds a gilded layer of nude shimmer. Featured: Chanel Pearl Drop, $25, available at ChanelCND Copper Shimmer, $9, available at ENail SupplyCND Perfectly Barely Shimmer, $20 (with Perfectly Bare Colour), available in March at CNDOPITopcoat in Shatter, $8.50, available in January, visit for locations.

All photos & words from Refinery 29

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