On Trend: Nails.

When it comes to my nails, I have an utter obsession with keeping them perfectly manicured and prettily painted. I refuse to walk out the door with chipped up polish or even naked nails. Though your nails are such a physically small part of your whole ensemble, they have the uncanny ability to speak volumes about a person. At least, I think so.

I am constantly changing my nail color (in case you haven’t noticed in my outfit photos) and giving myself manicures. It saves time and money, both of which are precious to me. I usually designate a specific time during the week (such as during a tv show) to sit down and do my nails. My girlfriends and I often get together for our favorite shows and have nail parties! It’s a great time to do your nails.

Lately, I’ve been just as into bright nail colors as I have brightly colored clothing. I’ve been rotating between bright yellow, bold blue, mint green, purple (not pictured here), and coral for the last month or so. But then, I got a little tired of just these shades and wanted to spice it up a little bit. Cue: new nail trend: paint your ring finger a contrasting color. At first sight, I didn’t think I would like this trend. I had seen it out a few times on some other girls and thought it looked too tacky. But after trying it? I love it! It’s a fun way to change up your manicure, especially if you’re the type who can’t decide on just one color (Ahem, me).

For shades like this, I opt to purchase cheaper drugstore polishes rather than designer ones. All of these pictured above are Sally Hansen XTreme Nailwear via Target and are no more than $3 a pop. Perfect for a nail polish splurge! I can get a good week’s wear out of this polish, along with a clear top coat. The XTreme wear is probably some of the best drugstore polish I’ve tried!

What do you think? Do you like the nail trend and would you try it yourself? With color blocking being such a huge trend, why not color block your nails, too?



  1. Stacey said:

    Love the nails!!! I am definitely a nail person, but I’m a cop-out and get mine done. But seriously thinking of having them do the new trend next time I go. I really like that look. Love your colors too!

  2. 6.23.11

    What does it about me when I never paint my fingernails, ever, and I keep them really short?

    Let me answer that. According to my stalker, it means that I MUST have hair extensions or a wig, because anyone with REAL long and thick hair would also want to show off their long and thick fingernails.

    Yep, I think the logic there is pretty sound! ;P.

    Anyway, yeah, I’m way too lazy and impatient to paint my nails, and it’s so frustrating how fast the polish gets chipped!! Grrr. Yours always look adorable though!!

  3. caramellitsa said:

    i just love these colours on nails!!love the photos!
    great post!!

    kisses <3

  4. Francesca said:

    love it!!


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  5. 6.23.11

    You know I LOVE nail polish, but I can’t do the one-finger-a-different-color look. I’m too OCD. Cute on you, though!

  6. 6.23.11

    I looooove this kind of mani! I do it all the time. I’m also a big fan of the one glitter or metallic nail. Love all the brights you’re rocking :).

  7. 6.23.11

    I’m digging this new trend on you girl! I am definitely having a mint moment right now…xo

  8. Britt+Whit said:

    Very cool! I’ve definitely started to see it lately but still haven’t tried it yet. It looks great on you though!!


    Britt + Whit

  9. Katherine said:

    You did such a great job on your nails! I really like the color combos that you chose 🙂

  10. Hollie Ann said:

    i wish i did my nails! i just can’t stand when they chip so i don’t wear nail polish unless it’s a special occasion. i’m also a biter, so i keep them short! i love the blue color though!

  11. 6.24.11

    Obviously we are soul sisters on this one! In fact I wanted to post about a new nail polish on the blog for tomorrow, but then I realized I just did that last week… ummm, yeah, can we say obsessed?

    I love the colors you choose too-complimentary but not matching which is so much fun (loving the different color on the ring finger too!).

    But now the problem is you have me wanting to go out and buy some of this Sally Hansen stuff… well I’m thinking for $3 it ok 🙂


  12. 6.28.11

    lovely polish colors!! i adore the yellow and pink together <3

  13. 7.6.11

    I don’t think I could pull off the multi-coloured nails, but you have inspired me to find a similar azure blue, it’s so fresh for summer.

    I’ve just blogged about a cool leopard print home manicure kit from Sally Hansen… I’m a total convert to OTT nails now!

    Nadine x


  14. 7.11.11

    Love the nails girl!



  15. Grace said:

    LOVE these pastels!




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