Let your fingers shine this summer!
From colorful graphics to pretty patterns, nail art and embellished manicures are still a major force in the beauty industry, and this season it’s all about sparkling, shining, dazzling, metallic nails.
It girls like Vanessa Hudgens, Ciara, Alexa Chung, and Kylie Jenner and her big sis Khloe have shown off their metallic manis on Insta, and who can forget Queen Bey’s gilded nails at the 2017 Grammy Awards?
Beyonce, Lily Allen, Ashely Benson
But it’s not just celebs who are taken with this trend. Designers like Rodarte, Desigual, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and The Blonds didn’t just unveil their Ready-to-Wear collections at the Spring/Summer 2017 runway shows; they also recruited top nail artists to create custom manicures for the models that featured sparkling details like rhinestones, glitter, jewelry, and other metallic finishes.
The Blonds S/S 2017, Nicholas K S/S 2017, Desigual S/S 2017
Want to try the trend?
There are tons of nail art options to help you achieve the look, from rhinestones to nail jewelry to polishes. Go for heavy metal like Miley Cyrus and cover your entire nail with a thick layer of chunky glitter polish or embellish with gold or silver nail decals like the ones Lily Allen sports.
You can also keep it neat and simple by using a shimmery or glittery polish to paint a small sparkly detail like the models on the Rodarte runway.
Another option—press-on nails or nail wraps in metallic colors and designs. Or you can glam up a basic French manicure and have a nail artist paint your tips with a metallic color or add rhinestones.
Glitter Nail Wraps in Pure Magic, dashingdiva.com; Metallic Nail Decals, lightinthebox.com; Red Carpet Manicure Gel Nail Polish in All That Sparkles, ulta.com