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Hot Off the Glosses: The latest Spring/Summer 2012 Nail Trend!

Posted in Original Posts Archive with tags , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2012 by clairesayswhat

Even though I actually sneaked a peak at their new collection yesterday, I just saw this tweet from butterLONDON:

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┬áS/S 2012 Nail Trend – Demi Neon. The evolution of neon, still bright & in the family but more sophisticated and subdued
Clicking the shortened link above will take you to the official butterLONDON website where you can purchase their newest Demi Neon colors. I’m a fan of Disco Bisquit and Trout Pout! Which ones strike your fancy?
Essie also has a collection in the Demi Neon color family coming out for Spring called Navigate Her.You can check it out over on the inimitable Scrangie. I can’t stand the name of the Essie collection. It sounds like a Harlequin Romance series title, doesn’t it? One where a desperate single mother starved for love after a nasty divorce falls in love with the captain of a cruise ship on a singles cruise her wilder and sluttier best friend drags her on. But I digress! I do like a few of the colors quite a lot, though. A Crewed Interest, Navigate Her, and To Buy, Or Not To Buy? will all probably come home with me as soon as I see this display in the drugstore.
I quite like this new Demi Neon trend. Full-on neon polishes are notoriously hard to work with and many even require the use of a white basecoat. And, while fun, let’s face it: neon polishes carry a distinctively young vibe. I’ll wear pretty much any color or finish, but neon is just a bit much for me in general. But if it works for you, go for it! This new Demi Neon trend will be great for the office, weddings, and other spring/summer events where you want to stand out for all the right reasons! I also like how many of the nail companies are moving away from all the greiges and more traditional neutrals and towards more shades that have a bit more pop.
I’m excited to see more spring and summer collections from the other companies! Also, look for more Hot Off the Glosses posts from Glossy Expectations for details on new colors, trends, and collections!

Spring Fashion Week Wrap-Up

Posted in Original Posts Archive with tags , , , , , , , on September 16, 2011 by clairesayswhat

OMG you guys, I had sooooo much fun hanging with all the celebs in the front-rows and backstage at this year’s fashion week! I heard from Diane Von Furstenberg that yes, Michael Kors really does enjoy eating Ho-Hos as much as he likes to talk about them on Project Runway. Scandalous! Hahaha Just kidding! Maybe one day I’ll get to at least be in NYC for Fashion Week…..a gal can dream, right?

But I enjoyed getting the updates on all the events from my favorite blogs, including Tom and Lorenzo, xojane, All Lacquered Up, and Refinery29. It was especially fun following the up-and-coming nail polish trends via All Lacquered Up and Refinery29.

Nail polish has become almost as big a deal as the clothing in the runways of fashion shows, and what makes it on the nail at the shows often dictates trends for polish colors in upcoming seasons as well. Tracy Reese and other designers have partnered with Sally Hansen in past seasons to create exclusive colors for the Complete Salon Manicure line that were debuted on the runway during Fashion Week and later released as limited editions to the retail market. Two current “it” designers, Prabal Gurung and Alexnader Wang, will be the next to debut Sally Hansen colors for the Spring/Summer season next year. I am already drooling over two of the Prabal Gurung shades! You can hop over to All Lacquered Up to check out those gorgeous colors for yourself. There’s also a video tutorial for a new nail art look, Slim Silhouette, that’s pretty nifty. I’ll be trying it myself soon!

All Lacquered Up also reported on a new CND shade called Poppyfield, which is a fun, bright reddish coral shade that will definitely become a trendsetter. To my eye, Times Square by NYC’s In a New York Color Minute collection is verrrry similar. Check it out here on Glossy Expectations and see what you think! The NYC shade is a much cheaper way to be the leader of the pack with a surefire trendy color. It’s a shade that works surprisingly well on everyone, so give it a try!

Finally, you absolutely MUST check out this Refinery29 slideshow of insane nail art from a fashion show by The Blonds. It’s rhinestones galore, and I absolutely love it! I have some stick-on rhinestones that I’ve been dying to use in some sort of glitzy manicure, and I think this may just give me the courage to do it! Refiner29 also has a great Fall Nail Polish guide that will get you up to date on what’s new for the season.

Are you excited by the colors of the spring Fashion Week runways? What new trends and nail art styles are you looking forward to trying for fall and spring?