May 12, 2011

Nail Polish Trends Summer 2011

Nail polish became a real and never-failing accessory for every woman. As your nails represent one of the most important visiting card, women started paying a lot of attention to their hands. Beautiful painted and clean nails are the best accessory for spring/summer 2011. 

Red and vibrant colors. Red nail polish is a total must-have this season. Red will always be that unique color, that will never lose its charming effect. Regardless of the shade you choose, powerful and elegant or a more youthful one like coral red, red nail polish and its variations represent one of the hottest trends when it comes to nail polish.
This year you can wear red nail polish even for the casual looks.
But the real necessity, especially for the summer, are the bold, strong, yet matte colors in various shades of orange, yellow, bright plum or turquoise. The new Nail Vernis in Nouvelle Vague from Chanel is a beautiful shade of sea blue.

Black and white. Black is back. Well, if we think again, black has always been there as it is a timeless color. Black works great on short nails and it can be easily matched with a Gothic-chic outfit, but also with more elegant and extravagant outfits. In the collections of Chanel and OPI, you can find different variations of black nail polish. If you love art on your nails, you must know that one of the hottest trends this season is the black and white combination with a design similar to a chessboard.

Something Really Old..

Hi all!

Vandaag heb ik iets voor jullie dat al ontzettend oud is; een van mijn nagellakken die ik vaak gebruikte voordat ik bijvoorbeeld het Fok! forum of Makeupalley had ontdekt! Dit was mijn favoriet toentertijd en ik dacht dat het wel leuk zou zijn om deze uit mijn Helmer op te diepen :).

Today I have something that is really old (at least, to me and my stash!); one of my favorite polishes that I used very often, before I discovered the Fok! forum or MUA! This was my favorite then and I thought it might be fun to share it with you and dig it out of my Helmer :).

Miss Sporty 112, drie laagjes. De bovenste foto is genomen zonder direct zonlicht, de tweede is genomen met zonlicht. 112 is een donkere nude shimmer met foily finish. Nude is niet echt mijn ding nu, maar doordat deze lak shimmer bevat en een foily finish heeft, was ze toch interessant. Het flesje is bijna leeg zoals je kunt zien haha. Ik heb hier ontzettend vaak mee gelakt en toen ik laatst keek of ze nog een flesje hadden, zag ik dat ze inmiddels andere kleuren hebben, met dezelfde nummers als hier in mijn Helmer staan. Jammer! Applicatie is ok, maar droogtijd is niet zo best in vergelijking met OPI en China Glaze. De lak droogt langzaam. Maargoed, het was wel weer even een uitstapje..

Miss Sporty 112 (old version), three coats. The first picture is taken without direct sunlight, the second picture is taken in sunlight. 112 is a slightly darker nude shimmer with a foily finish. I don't really like nude, but I loved this one before I discovered the whole world of nail polish. The bottle is almost empty as you can see! I used it so much.. I went to the store to see if they had this, but they have new colors under existing numbers. Pity! Application is ok, but drying time is bad in comparison with OPI and China Glaze. The polish dries sloooooow. Anyway, it was fun to go down Memory Lane..

Just spicing it up with a coat of Essie Matte About You. It gives a satin finish and I like this better than shiny.. At least, for now. Maybe it's because I've had this polish since like forever.

What are the oldest polishes in your stash? Do you still remember your first polish? Do you still have it? Do you sometimes dig it out of your Helmer/other storage?

Thanks for stopping by!

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