There are so many ways to wear nails! Gone are the days when the choice was either a French Manicure or a slick of color; now your fingertips can be dressed up to suit your mood, occasion or outfit. This month’s shoot looks at trends for nails, and what to team them with.
Instagram sensation Irina Petrovskaya uses dramatic black and gold to power up her fingertips. Flat Backs in Gold and Jet Hematite, plus shimmering Crystalpixie, make a perfect match with Bô Cou’s crystallized eye-fashion accessory. It doubles as a necklace and an eye-glass chain for keeping your Swarovski sunglasses!
Match your nails to your beauty products—why not? Thailand’s The Nail Art Café has created a gorgeous set embellished with Swarovski crystals in turquoise and iridescent hues. It’s the perfect complement for a special-edition Moroccanoil bottle that’s been crystal-studded with its famous brand colors.
Crystalpixie Edge in the Cute Mood color theme has a fun, futuristic feel when applied to transparent nails asymmetrically decorated with floral crystals. Seksy’s crystal-blitzed watch and pretty Coeur de Lion bracelets complete this look by Edor Deep, designed by Qui Min.
Who says both hands have to match? Swarovski Authorized Nail Instructors Tomoyuki Oshiro and Naoko Takano simply took one each! Tomoyuki’s bejeweled and luminescent ocean-blues, contrasting with Naoko’s elegant taupe colorway, are a great way to dress up a bikini from TA-BOU for a splash of poolside glamour. Both make brilliant use of Crystal Pearls. Team the look with a Jacques Lemans timepiece, bracelets from L.K. Bennett and a fingertip ring from CRYSTALLIZED, plus a fabulous statement necklace by Cucadas de Ana.
Get inspired by out-there designs from Vietnam’s Ngan Ben Tre Salon: they loaded up fingers with Fancy Stones, Flat Backs and nail piercings to create a lavish “seaside baroque” look. Unforgettable!
A little more restrained (but only just) is this opulent take on nails by Taiwan’s Lulu Liu and Hai Binh Duong salon, who have created mini works of art. Who needs jewelry when fingers have so much sparkle? All you need now is O Boticario’s crystal-embellished Make B lipstick.
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Hair/Makeup Andrea Lener