Time flies so fast and we are now anticipating the coming of the spring season. The runways of Spring and Summer 2012 have us wishing for winter to end sooner. For nails, it’s all about delicate patterns and fun twists to old and classic designs. Here is a little preview of this spring’s nail trends.
TOP NAIL TRENDS OF SPRING 2012
1. Monotone Print Manicures
Monochrome print manicures give off a subtle yet elegant appearance on your nails. The key element in doing this kind of nail art is to just stick to one color and then create various designs with it. If you are already adept at creating beautiful patterns with your dotting tool and nail art brushes, you can definitely do so. However, for beginners, you can opt for stick on patterns that you can place on your nails. The beauty of this type of manicure is that the design options are endless. If you want to stick to colors, go for soft pinkish nudes and peaches. Remember to top it all off with a top coat to make everything shine.
2. Reverse French Manicures
This nail design became popular during the 30’s and 40’s and now it’s back in full swing. The reverse french manicure or half moon manicure may look intimidating, but trust me, they are quite simple to do. All you have to do is to apply a base color first and then allow it to dry completely. Next, grab a paper reinforcement sticker and place it at the base of your nail (make adjustments if you want a thicker or thinner half moon shape). If the adhesive side is too sticky, try to remove the excess glue by patting it on your skin first. After placing the sticker, apply the next color. Remove the sticker and allow it to dry. Seal everything with a good top coat.
3. Chartreuse Nails
Chartreuse is a color that is really interesting. It’s a greenish yellow (or yellowish green, depending on how you see the color) hue that is definitely described as a perfect spring/summer color since it gives off a warm vibe. Depending on the finish of the polish, this color can vary depending on how the light hits it.