Fall 2012 Nail Trends: Take Your Talons to the Next Level
Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 04:10 PM | Sara Kosmyna
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Move over French manicure! Nail art is sticking around for fall and winter.  Nail art is one of the most popular trends we’ve seen on celebrities and everyday people this year. This easy-to-execute fashion trend is one of the best ways to add a splash of color to your every day look. With an endless array of shades and so many brands to choose from,  fingertips have quickly become the canvas for many an artistic vision. Though, it’s not just nail polish that’s adding to the trendy look of everyone’s talons. Glitter, sparkles, stickers, and anything short of a living creature that can be glued in place has been, or can be, tried.

It started with celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Zooey Deschanel, all known for being glamorous A-list stars with signature styles that more often than not challenged the conventional limits of the everyday look. Zooey famously used Twitter as a platform to Tweet a photo of her tuxedo style nails at the 2012 Golden Globes. Since then, every day girls all over the country have visited her site, Hello Giggles, to send in photos of their best nail designs. In a world of fashion, where everything has a price, and more often than not a high one, it’s easy and affordable option to try nail art. Rather than stick to the usual accessories to complete an outfit, women around the world have opened themselves up to this artistic outlet to showcase their fashionable taste right on their fingertips.

If you’re wondering how to get started, or if you’ve already tried and had less than successful results attempting it yourself, you don’t have to worry. Even the shakiest of hands can participate without a trip to the salon. Sally Hansen, a leading distributor of beauty products, has created a revolutionary product called Salon Effects, which comes with a set of different size adhesive strips that feature stunning designs that can be placed over the nails and filed to the perfect fit with an emery board. Made from real polish, they go on smooth and dry to a hard finish. Some of the most eye-catching patterns feature tattoo graphics, python print, leopard spots, black lace, and black and white checkers. In addition, there are a number of blogs and websites dedicated to nail art. They showcase easy-to-follow instructions from the most basic to advanced designs, so anyone can take part in this popular new trend. It's time to let your hands do some of the talking!

Here are some nail art ideas to take you into Fall!


Update typical black nail polish with this hot embellished look that is perfect for the fall and winter months!




















Who said fancy nails had to be hard? Try Sally Hansen's magnetic polish for an easy-to-do chic look!












Playful Prints

Have some fun for Fall with abstract prints and patterns. There's no better way to beat the gloom and excess of black clothing than with playful patterns!













Glitter is the perfect way to liven up any look, any season. We love this gorgeous, luxurious dark green multi-colored polish.











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