Gold metallics are the fall trend in natural nail care. Source: Perfect Accessorys
We all remember the scene in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” when Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep is pulling together looks for the next issue of Runway magazine. Andy the receptionist, played by Anne Hathaway, enters the office in pilling, oversized blue crew neck sweater with a brown corduroy skirt and throws shade to the magazine styling process. Miranda quickly and stealthy gives Andy a run down of the fashion food chain, punctuating the end by pointing out that the bargain basement sweater that Andy was wearing was Cerulean Blue, which was a color chosen and shown by the people in that very room the previous season.
As in fashion, so in nail color.
The Mercedes Benz fashion week runway shows not only preview the talents of clothing designers but it employs the talents of professional nail technicians and others to pull a complete look together. Every detail on the model that struts down the runway is a part of the fashion story. Including the nails.
Nail colors are derived from these shows, created and conceptualized based on the fashion designer’s vision and then nail companies pull from these concepts to mass-produce the colors that we see in the fall and spring.
Keeping with the trends, this fall you will see rock star nails that are bling’d out with metallic colors like gold and silver. Or you’ll witness nails that are adorned with stones and pearls. Over the top nails is the order of the day and are fabulous for special occasions or everyday.
Check out Perfect Accessorys Instagram page for the looks that we’ve created based on this fall’s colors and trends.
The hustle and bustle of the workweek can wreck havoc on even the best bi-weekly or tri-weekly manicure or pedicure. There’s nothing worst than getting dolled up, with peep toe pumps ready to go, only to look down and your polish has chipped. Or you’ve snagged your thumbnail. If you find yourself having to retouch in between your nail appointments, we’ve listed five tools that will revive your look and chase the nail chips away.
Prevent hangnails and moisturize cuticles with a cuticle exfoliator. The exfoliator helps loosen the skin, so that the excess is sloughed away and the hard to reach areas are barely visible. Additionally, it’ll give your nails a little buff. Make sure to follow with a cuticle oil. Check out CND.com or Sephora.com for their list of excellent products.
The main reason that cuticles pull and tear is because they are dry. Once you’ve exfoliated, dap a little cuticle oil on the base of each nail and rub in thoroughly towards the free edge of the nail. Don’t forget to moisturize behind your free-edge. This will hydrate your cuticle and make your nails shine. Check CND.com or Sephora.com
Use the nail file to gently shape fast growing edges. The higher the grit the finer the nail file is, and a fine grit is recommended for natural nails. Remember to shape in one direction, across the top to avoid splits in the nail. Nail files are available in abundance at drugstores like CVS or Walgreens.
Use the buffer to bring out the natural oils in the nail bed. When done correctly, no polish is needed and your nails will look fresh, clean and sophisticated (glossing buffer recommended).
Protect and seal in moisture in your hands and nails by using hand cream after you’ve washed your hands. Peruse the sample section of Target or Walmart for trial sized hand creams and stock up. Keep one in your purse, gym bag, nightstand or even your car.
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CND (Creative Nail Design) first brought us long lasting polish perfection with their SHELLAC coating process that kept fingers exquisitely polished for over two weeks. But what if you want versatility? Two weeks is a long time to wait to change colors. If you want a pop of color for a special event or if you simply love to change up your polish from week to week, depending on your mood, CND has introduced VINYLUX. VINYLUX is an innovative weekly polish process that holds steadfast to your nails for at least one week with out a base coat. CND’s patent-pending Pro-light technology strengthens VINYLUX resistance to chipping when your nails are exposed to natural light. So the more you flaunt them in the light, the more resilient the color becomes. Beautiful color is literally at your fingertips every week!
Visit our website, PerfectAccessorys.com, for more details and to schedule an appointment to get nail luxury with VINYLUX.
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