3 Must-Have Manicures28-10-2009
Women love fashion – wearing trendy clothes, fashionable shoes, getting the latest haircut... But don´t forget your fingernails! Here are some hot tips for your manicure this season from InStyle magazine.
The original "moon manicure", which first showed up on screen stars back in the '20s, is this fall´s biggest trend. In graphic black-and-white, the two-tone paint job is bolder than ever.
To get the look, apply one coat of opaque white over the entire nail and wait for the polish to dry completely. Using a semicircular French-manicure stencil sticker, block off the bottom third of your nail. Then paint two coats of black from the stencil to the tip of the nail. Once it dries, peel off the sticker and finish with a shine-enhancing top coat over the entire nail.
Subtle shade-shifting gives hands a cool and pretty effect. The best part? All you need are two shades to create your own custom ombre sensation.
Gather your materials: a deep purple polish, a creamy white polish, five clean pots (or disposable plates), and toothpicks to mix. Pour out four dime-size blobs of the dark purple, and add small increments of white to each one, creating a gradation of hues. Beginning with the original shade on your pinkie, paint each nail a different color.
MIXED METALS MANICURE
A smattering of gold and silver over gunmetal is equal parts grit and glamour.
First of all, you´ll need lacquer nails with two coats of gunmetal. Allow at least five minutes for the polish to dry.Then sweep nail adhesive over the polish. It will change from white to clear matte when dry. Place a strip of gold foil—shiny side facing down—over your nail, tap three to four times with your fingertip to deposit the pigment, then peel off. Repeat with the silver foil.
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