In need of some manicure inspiration? Here are a handful of new designs to give your weekly mani that extra boost it needs, straight from the Fall 2014 runways.
Manicure Idea: Color Blocked
Butter London's Katie Jane Hughes opted for half-moons AND french-tips at Tadashi Shoji, creating a color-block effect. Applying a bronze polish in all the right places, only required a clean topcoat to complete the look.
Naomi Yasuda for Essie filled opening Ceremony’s line-up with asymmetrical nail designs. After applying a base coatto all nails, apply a taupe polish to the pinky on the left hand and ring finger on the right hand. Next, apply polish at a diagonal angle across each additional nail. Each nail should have a different color to natural nail ratio.
When in doubt, just go with classic black and white. But for some extra oomph, take notes from nail guru Jin Soon Choi, of JINsoon, who created a modern interpretation of the classic French manicure. Apply 2 coats of a metallic black polish and finish off the look with thin white crescents along the tips.
Michelle Saunders for Essie created an "inverted French manicure" for DKNY. To get this design, begin with a sheer base coat followed by a single coat of white lacquer. Next, apply a dark gray polish, leaving a thin arc around the entire base of the nail. Finish off with a matte top coat.
Michelle Saunders for Essie created a three quarter look for Nanette Lepore by applying a berry-colored nail polish on the entire nail and a pewter shade over the first layer, but only one third of the right side of the nail. Simple but impactful.
Michelle Saunders for Essie created a luxe feel by embellishing both ring fingers at Jenny Packham. Begin by applying a subtle natural pink lacquer on all nails. Then, on ring fingers only, use small nail art brush and a ruby polish to create a circle with smaller circles around it in the middle of the nail to create a scalloped edge. Continue by dabbinggold colored dots around the center circle. Finish the look by creating rays around the center with a blue glitter polish.