In the musical Annie, a song dictates, "You're never fully dressed without a smile." But ask any fashionista worth her salt, and I'm sure she'll tell you that Annie was dead wrong, and, in fact, you're never fully dressed without a flawless manicure. Move over, Annie! Want to know what your fingers will be wearing this fall? These seven polishes and treatments are the latest and greatest in the manicure world!
Artistic Nail Design - Vogue
Michelle Obama lit up the stage with her DNC speech earlier this week. Ironically, both her nails and her politics had the Internet buzzing. Everyone needed to know the name of the griege polish she was wearing. Want to get FLOTUS’ nail look? The color in question turned out to be Colour Soak-Off Gel in Vogue by Artistic Nail Design.
"eNail Supply":http://enailsupply.com/colour-gloss-soak-off-gel---vogue-15ml-5-oz.aspx, $15.95
If you thought teal was just for your toes, I’d urge you to think again! These days, almost anything goes for your manicure (unless, of course, you work in a super-conservative office environment). Try a teal polish if you want something bright without going all the way to the neon side of the nail spectrum.
Plum nails are always a fall staple. Look for a color with darker undertones, like this one, if you want an edgier manicure. Or, if you’re the kind of girl who usually sticks to reds, pinks, and nudes, look for a less-concentrated plum color with red undertones to ease your way into the trend.
If you’re headed to a party, there’s nothing more fun and festive than a glitter manicure. These sparkly polishes by Butter London are incredibly concentrated, and will have your nails giving a disco ball a run for it’s very sparkly money.
"Zappos":http://www.zappos.com/butter-london-best-of-butter-london-sparkle-west-end-wonderland-rosie-lee-chancer, $36 for set of 3
When fall arrives you can’t wait to hit Starbucks for the first pumpkin spice latte of the season. Think of this color as a “PSL” for your fingers. The copper color is bold enough to be interesting, while still being neutral enough to pair with any outfit without clashing.
This season has seen the meteoric rise of the DIY statement manicure. It seems like every Jen, Kate, and Susie is getting in touch with her inner Picasso and topping her mani with some intricate design. If you’re like me and lack the steady hand and patience for the DIY-route, you can fake the look with nail stickers. This variety from Sephora comes in about 20 different designs and is super easy to apply.
This is THE breakout, must-have mani of the season. Sephora can’t keep this kit on the shelves! The caviar manicure consists of a sticky base-coat of color that’s topped with seed bead-like pearls for a truly unique look. Be warned, the beads will start to fall off after about a day, so save this manicure for a special event where you really want to wow your girlfriends!