Manicures all around!
Break out that nail file and get ready to embrace this Summer's most exciting accessory. Nail color! A very subtle, yet suprisingly sexy way to express yourself in this glamorous world of fashion is to paint pretty colors on your nails. A clean manicure paired with the right nailpolish color can bring added attention to detail that spice up any outfit.
Take for example my last blog post. It was anchored with a modern spin on nautical chic-ness, pairing stripes with bold accessories and beach inspired wedges. Now, just imagine how a perfect nail color could make one of those outfits pop. Take a navy blue and white striped flowy top over dark blue skinny jeans with a long gold chain sporting an anchor pendant and add this color to your nails:
How classy is this color? Really Red by Essie is my absolute fav this summer. I've received so many compliments on this color choice and you can too for just $8! That my darlings, is the cheapest accessory I own and I'm L-O-V-I-N-G it!
A recent trend has been to slather on anything neon you find in your local pharmacy for $2. I am here to dispel the myth that this is acceptable. Instead of attracting bugs with your fluorescent nails, why not choose something a little deeper in hue? Like this:
Midnight Cami. How sexy is this deep blue? It has the edginess of going purley black, but the softness of a star lit sky. Wear this to the beach while donning an all white outfit or bathing suit or on a Friday night when you've finally pulled the tags off of that new cocktail dress. Eek, this color is delicious.
And finally, for day wear, find something nude that compliments your skin tone. For me? I prefer something with pink undertones, like Sugar Daddy or True Love:
Now, before you go, here are a few manicure tips from yours truly:
1) Always always always go with a shorter nail cut. Length is out (hopefully for good). So cut those nails Middle Sisters! Trust me, it is the much classier route.
2) Try a color before committing! There is no shame in asking the manicurist to paint one nail so you can make a final decision. The wrong color choice can age you, look ridiculously too young for you and/or appear (gaaaaaasp) cheap.
3) Take your own color with you to the nail salon so you can do personal touch-ups as the week goes on. Also, buy your own clear top-coat and reapply daily. Your color will last longer and so will your dollars.
Until next week MIddle Sisters!
High heels and heavenly hues - Marise, Happily Colorful Drama Queen