New nail trends arrive for the New Year


Skylar Wright

Features Editor

Minx #1, now available at Ulta stores, was designed by minx creators for at home use of their solid nail coating. Photo courtesy of mctcampus.com

Minx #1, now available at Ulta stores, was designed by minx creators for at home use of their solid nail coating. Photo courtesy of mctcampus.com

2012 saw reverse French manicures with dark tips, instead of the traditional white on the bottom, but for the New Year and beyond, expect French manicures with a new, different twist.

The sideways French mani, a vertical split, will be popular as well as pale nails with a striking diagonal tip, half moon accent or other graphic shape in a contrasting shade.

Color blocking is in as well, seeing tans, nudes or peaches paired with a bold bright color. It consists of wearing large, bright blocks of seemingly disparate colors that will compliment each other.

If you love your nail polish to be bold but not overwhelming, you’ll adore the Dior Vernis Cruise Collection 2013. All three shades — Lime, Mango and Pasteque are vivid with a fresh and sexy flair.

The Mariah Carey by OPI Spring 2013 Nail Polish Collection, which was released at the start of 2013, features eight new limited edition shades inspired and hand-selected by Mariah Carey. What’s totally cool is that four of them feature a new technology, OPI Liquid Sand, which features a textured matte mixed with glitter. My favorite color of the collection? Stay the Night — a matte black with red glitter accents. You can find the collection at OPI retailers with each lacquer priced at $9.

Black nail polish isn’t just for the gothic style scene. Dark nail polish is usually hot for winter, but this trend will even carry into spring this year. At Spring-Summer 2013 Fashion Week, there were plenty of dark nails at the New York shows.

Whatever nail polish you are wearing in 2013, make sure you touch up your nails often. Chipped nail polish is definitely not in style for the New Year.

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