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We’re finding one more way to rock classic denim: on our nails! That’s right, denim manicures are now a thing, and we are totally on board.
So how exactly does it work? No need to worry, your old jeans can remain in tact (so step away from the scissors). Nails Inc. London has just debuted a polish that boasts that unique indigo color that dries matte, giving your nails a denim finish.
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Barely-there color is right on trend for this fall and winter when it comes to manis and pedis. Hues that compliment your natural skin tone but still make your manicure look sophisticated and put-together belong in your cosmetic bag this season. This is especially the case if you want to rock the rich tones of autumn like hunter green or ruby red, or want to get on board with the fall neon trend when it comes to clothing. While they may not all be our kinds of “nude” necessarily, whether your complexion is the color of caramel, latte, or cocoa, there are a number of polish shades that will definitely make your nails stand out–in a demure, chic kind of way.
Fall is the perfect time to wear deep tones in your clothing, shoes, hair and, of course, on your nails. Since many of these colors have red undertones, pronounced hues tend to look exquisite on brown skin. It is complimentary to the warmth of the complexion, even if you’ve got some cool tones present in your skin. Here are a few pretty picks for fall that you can try next time you’re in the mood for a manicure.
Sephora by OPI has a variety of dark red shades that you can stock up on for fall, especially since each bottle is only$9.50, and some are currently on sale for just $3 on Sephora.com. This beautiful burgundy shade, called Mr. Right Now, is the ideal way to add a pop of color to a gray or navy ensemble. The polish also has a little shine to it, which makes your manicure look just a little more refined.
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Consumer spending may be down, money may be tight and monthly budgets strict, but one thing the ladies aren’t taking out of their beauty regimen is a manicure. VOA News reports that while other US businesses are slowing down in a weak economy, women are spending more on their nails. And these professionally fly women aren’t just getting a light pink coat or even a bright shade of red; they’re going all out with blues, greens and animal prints.
“It’s tremendous. I mean our sales have been double digit growth for the past five years,” Suzi Weiss-Fishmann, the executive vice-president and artistic director of OPI said to VOA News. Based north of Los Angeles, OPI distributes nail polish to women in over 100 countries around the world.
“You can really be kind of that conservative professional and wear blues and greens and any color and dark shades year round,” she reveals. In addition to bright nail colors, women are also experimenting with nail art. The trend has been popular in Japan for about a decade, and has steadily been picking up speed in the US.
“Nail art is really for every woman. It’s like the new lipstick. Everyone is using their nails as their accessory,” said The Naja, a creator of 3-D nails. The Naja makes her products stand out by using unusual ordinary objects to create her designs, including hair extensions, paper clips and staples. And her business is booming.
“I actually have made more money than I ever have the entire time of the recession,” she said.
So why are women spending more on nails in the midst of tight economic times? The real question is, why not? When you only have $5 or $10 to spare, it’s much easier to splurge on a nail polish or an affordable pedicure than something a bit more costly.
Take it from college student Kathryn O’Sullivan. As she tells VOA News, “If you’re trying to get a new outfit or a new accessory or something, it’s probably going to be more expensive but you can just spice up your look with the nail polish thing, with these things, for a way cheaper price.”
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I must hand it to nail polish - they never seem to fail at making you feel good! Putting polish on your newly shaped nails immediately says ” I am a haute woman”. Plus, I’ve always considered manicures and pedicures as instant mood boosters. I can’t explain why a simple coloring of the nail changes an entire mood but I can show you the hues that make it happen.
Here is what I’m crushing on currently…
Whoever said that ‘beauty hurts’ was referring to physical pain from rocking nine-inch booties while our feet silently throb in pain or the dreadful skin waxing that has become a routine part of many of our beauty regimens. From expensive beauty products that claim to maintain our girlish glows to even more expensive clothes that we don to perpetuate our inner style, feeding our beauty and style habits can definitely hurt our pockets.
This hurtful beauty comes in the form of ‘over-worked’ credit cards, dipped-in savings accounts, and extra, unnecessary debt, all in the name of beauty; but unless you have plans of becoming the flyest homeless girl parading the streets, learning how to beautify yourself wisely, without compromising your pockets, is important to your financial future.
As economic uncertainty plagues us, cutting back costs and saving for a rainy day is important now, more than ever. Still, just because you have to increase your savings doesn’t mean you have to decrease your style. Consider these tips to keep you beautiful on a budget.