Part of being a noticeable on-trend fashionista includes looking great from head-to-toe and of course having fabulous nails. I love transitioning from the light, softer colors of the summer to the darker, warmer colors of the fall. I personally decided to change my shape again for fall from my pointy nails back to my more classic “squa” (as I like to call it) shape; meaning not round, but not perfectly square either. I'm wearing one of my new favorite colors for fall called 'Royal Rajah Ruby' by OPI.
I'm loving this brand called Deborah Lippmann and her fall line called Jewel Heist (you can find her products at Sephora, Nordstrom, or on her website). Of course, being the girl I am who loves bling, I'm thrilled that she has added a glamorous sparkle to these fabulous fall colors as well! Personally I am going to be rotating through each one of her amazing shades.
Another popular trend for fall that I found hitting the runways was not a polish color, but rather a matte top coat that adorned the models' fingertips. It’s so simple to do and something I am excited to test out myself (I actually just picked up an Orly matte top coat from Planet Beauty that was only $8). Pick your favorite colors for fall and all you have to do is add a top layer.
For a matte top coat, you can try Make it Matter Matte Top Coat from Nordstrom or Mattenificent Matte Top Coat from Ciate. If you don’t want to go completely matte you can paint the matte top layer right up to the tip and leave a little of the glossy color still showing, which adds a little flare, as you can see in the pictures above.
LACE! I can never get enough lace in my wardrobe, and therefore the lace nail trend look for fall is something I am all over! You can either have someone paint it on at the nail salon, or you can fake the lace look with nail stickers. Incoco Nail Polish Appliqués and Essie Sleek Sticks recreate the style in one step. However, if you're like me and have a moment of beauty inspiration you can raid your crafting supplies and create this majorly fashionable mani right in your own home. All you need is a little lace, scissors, and a great nail color.
1. Paint a base color.
2. Cut a section of lace to fit your nail. Cut all your pieces before moving on to the next step.
3. Paint a second coat of nail polish.
4. While the nail is still wet, place the lace on top of the nail and gently press down.
5. Repeat on each nail and allow your lace manicure to dry.
Not only am I loving the darker colors for fall, but I also love all the fun nail art we continue to see on nails. Which one of these looks is your favorite? Tweet us a picture of your favorite nail design @OKMagazine & @GretchenRossi and I will retweet which one is my favorite design!