Nailed it! 5 nail polish trends you’ll want to try this fall
Hail to the nails! There are plenty of reasons to get excited about manicure trends this fall. First and foremost: Oxygen’s new hit reality competition, Nail’d It premiered earlier this month, pitting 18 nail artists clawing against one another to win $100,000 by creating impressive artwork on the tiniest of canvasses. Plus, we love a fresh, new manicure to change up our look when our pocketbook won’t support a full-on shopping spree. From Halloween-inspired to nail nutrition, here’s a handful of looks for fall.
Short and bold
If you’ve got to keep your nails short for work, break the mold with an unexpected color, the nail experts at Oxygen suggest. “It” colors for fall include navy, gray and eggplant. Essie has some shades that will keep you perfectly polished for autumn. Our pick: Essie After School Boy Blazer, $8.50, kohls.com
Kale for your nails?
Feed your nails some nutrients with Nailkale polishes. The limited-edition polish is infused with kale extract, which is rich with Vitamins A, C and K and stimulates keratin for stronger, healthier nails. Nailkale in forest green or deep plum, $14, sephora.com
Candy Crush it
In time for Halloween, get a sweets-inspired manicure by turning your nails into Candy Corn. (No biting!) All you need is orange polish, yellow polish, a white nail pen, tape and these simple steps from Julie Ann Art. For a perfect finish, use Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pens, $.599, ulta.com.
Fall fashion is all about animal prints, but why not let your nails in on the trend, too? Don’t have a steady hand to draw on the design? No prob. Check out these stickers, which are easy to apply and look, well, fierce! Essie Sleek Stickers in A to Zebra and Croc N’ Chic, $9.99, target.com
All that glitters
For a twist on the classic French manicure, try a sparkly gold tip. No need to wait for your mani to dry with these Gold Cabaret nail strips that add a touch of glam, and the pink Polka Party style channels a fun, pin-up charm. Sally Hansen Salon Effects French Mani Nail Strips, $6.49, ulta.com