No woman is fully dressed without the perfect manicure: its the final touch, the must-have accessory to any outfit. And today, spectacular nails mean more than a coat of pink polish. Its fashion art, with a world of fabulous colors, unique patterns, and gorgeous embellishments to choose from. These 35 designs are eye-catching and ultra-stylish, whether youre looking to liven up an everyday look or get glam for a special occasion. Novices neednt worry, either, because every projectfrom sparkling Champagne Chic to the wintry, Christmasy Snappy Snowflakesincludes easy-to-follow instructions and handy step-by-step photos, and most are really simple to create.
Have a spooky Halloween with black-and-white cobwebbed nails; hail the red-white-and blue and stars-and-stripes forever with Positively Patriotic; and celebrate the coming of spring with vintage fancy flowers. Go wild with animal prints, like leaping leopard spots or zebra zigzags on your "claws." And even if you cant make it to Hawaii, your nails can, with designs featuring the islands famed hibiscus. Whether youre choosing elegant, wedding-ready pearly bubbles or playful retro dots and fun characters, every pattern here makes an unforgettable statement.
Tips on nail care, products, and basic manicures (including a French one) help you keep your hands in tip-top shape. One things for sure: with this art on your nails, youll never want to wear gloves again!
Larit Levy worked as a writer and editor for over a decade, both online and for some of Israels forefront independent publications. Six years ago, she co-founded a nail spa in Tel Aviv that offers various beauty treatments and she continues to co-manage the business today.