Nail polish is always in, and now we are seeing exciting new trends in colors and styles. It is loved by women everywhere, but this year everything’s changed! Everyone is experimenting with mixing colors and trying more outrageous shades and designs. Here are some of the top trends and tips for how to do them yourself!
Trend #1: Neon
Neon is on fire this summer! One thing to keep in mind is neons are usually a thinner polish, so it takes more coats to achieve the look you want. But with a little time and some patience, you can get the perfect neon look.
Trend #2: Mint
We’ve seen mint everywhere this season: pants, tops, and even shoes. Now, it’s a favorite new nail color. It is subtle enough to be worn on a daily basis, but trendy enough to be fashion forward.
Trend #3: Ring Finger Polish
If you follow Pinterest, then you are well aware of the trend. Some girls are getting even more creative and painting their index finger in a contrasting color, rather than their ring finger. You can do different shades of the same color, sparkle, or contrasting colors to achieve this look.
Trend #4: Glitter
Glitter is so fabulous during the hottest time of year because it is more noticeable than other colors. Glitter is perfect for a weekend or a trip to the beach. You can get multi-colored, or a solid. The way the polish sparkles captures the sunlight that is a trademark of the season. Either way you go, you are sure to be happy with your choice!
Trend #5: Pastels
Pastels are so sweet and feminine–how could you not love this trend? They are more subdued than the neon trend so they can be worn to work or an internship and still be considered appropriate.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors and trends this season. For some inexpensive options check out the following brands for shades galore: Sally Hansen, Essie, Revlon or Wet ‘n Wild. These brands have all the colors for half the price. A CL lady on a budget can be just as chic as the rest!
Tiffany Tyler, Health and Beauty Writer for College Lifestyles. She is a senior at Appalachian State University majoring in Public Relations and Journalism.