The It-it: Sophisticated Nail Art

February 24, 2012 by Lila Delilah

When it comes to beauty it’s hard to express yourself without looking like a freak. The best beauty tip is keeping it simple. The only exception is newly popular, “sophisticated” nail art.

The days of wearing Baby’s Breath and Ballet Slippers are long gone. We are thrilled with glitter galore and eye catching orange, blues and greens. Even so, nail art hashes always been questionable. That is, until now.

During fashion week, we caught up with manicure guru Deborah Lippman to get nail inspiration. While speaking, she confirmed that this is a very exciting time for nails. “Even the most tradition designers are taking a twist on the basic manicure,” she said.

Need some sophisticated ways to give your manicure a twist? For Badgley Mischka’s recent fashion show, Deborah used her Dark Side of the Moon polish (deep eggplant) and did a very thin stripe across the top of the nail in Nefertiti (a golden frost). At Donna Karan, Deborah did a similar twist using a Fashion (opaque taupe) and Single Ladies (deep red) along the tip.

Interested in something a bit more daring? You can try the Kate Spade treatment where Deborah created a playful nail by using Fade to Black (an opaque black) topped with a variety of polka dots in I’m Not Innocent (creamy peach).

If you’re still hesitant, just remember how easy it is to undo. Just a bit of acetone can remove any creative mistake. Don’t you wish the rest of your life were so easy?


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