TOP NAIL designs TRENDS OF summer 2012
1. Monotone Print Manicures
Monochrome print manicures give off a subtle yet elegant appearance on your nails. The key element in doing this kind of nail art is to just stick to one color and then create various designs with it. If you are already adept at creating beautiful patterns with your dotting tool and nail art brushes, you can definitely do so. However, for beginners, you can opt for stick on patterns that you can place on your nails. The beauty of this type of manicure is that the design options are endless. If you want to stick to colors, go for soft pinkish nudes and peaches. Remember to top it all off with a top coat to make everything shine.
2. Reverse French Manicures
This nail design became popular during the 30′s and 40′s and now it’s back in full swing. The reverse french manicure or half moon manicure may look intimidating, but trust me, they are quite simple to do. All you have to do is to apply a base color first and then allow it to dry completely. Next, grab a paper reinforcement sticker and place it at the base of your nail (make adjustments if you want a thicker or thinner half moon shape). If the adhesive side is too sticky, try to remove the excess glue by patting it on your skin first. After placing the sticker, apply the next color. Remove the sticker and allow it to dry. Seal everything with a good top coat.
3. Chartreuse Nails
Chartreuse is a color that is really interesting. It’s a greenish yellow (or yellowish green, depending on how you see the color) hue that is definitely described as a perfect spring/summer color since it gives off a warm vibe. Depending on the finish of the polish, this color can vary depending on how the light hits it.
4. Two Toned Colors
If you are into bold and vivid colors, then this retro-ish nail design is made for you. Two toned colors are really simple to do. Replace your regular french nail colors with bold and contrasting shades such as blue and orange, purple and yellow and so on. You will definitely have pretty nails when you go clubbing with your friends.
5. Ombre Manicures
The ombre trend has taken the nail world by storm and many people are now enjoying the gradient effect on their nails. This is done using a really simple procedure. First, apply a base color on your nail. Next, use a make up sponge and dip it on a shade that is lighter or darker (depending on your preference). Stipple it from the mid section of the nail towards the tip. For the next step, you can either use the same shade again or opt for a darker color. Stipple it at the edge of the nail to create a gradient effect. For glamorous nails, you can apply a coat of glitter polish at the tips. Seal it with top coat and you’re all set.