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The Latest Nail Trends for Spring 2012!

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The Latest Nail Trends for Spring 2012!

According to the Huffington post, and beauty expert Dana Caruso, painting your nails in crazy, fun colors and patterns is the "it" way to alter your mood and show off your personality.

"Nail art has come a long way, but this is the first time it becomes a conversation piece," says beauty expert Dana Caruso.

What are the 5 nail trends you should try this season according to the Huffington Post?

#1 Magnetic Nails

 

 

What It Is: A nail polish with iron particles that can create a signature design using a magnet.

How To: Working with each nail individually, apply one to two coats of magnetic nail polish and let it sit for 10 seconds. Next, apply the magnet applicator (the cap of your nail polish) and hover it over your nail, holding still for 15 seconds. Add a top coat to finish. 

#2 Glitter Tips

 

 

What It Is: Glitter on your tips will add just the right amount of bling for spring.

How To: Start with a base coat and add two layers of a nude or light pink nail polish. For the glitter, you can use a nail polish that already has glitter or you can buy loose glitter pigments and dip your nail tips into glitter flakes. Finish with a top coat and add an extra layer to your tips.

#3 Gradient Nails

 

 

What It Is: It's like adding tie-dye to your nails. Note: the gradient look works best on long nails.

How To: For this look, you can add as many as four colors to your mix or keep it simple with two shades. Apply two layers of the lightest shade first. Next, place a few drops of your other shades into a plastic plate and use a foundation sponge to dab the remaining colors on your nail, creating a gradient effect. You should go in order from lightest to darkest. If you feel like this tutorial will get messy, you can try using clear tape to guide your finger through the design process. To finish, use a top coat and add glitter flakes or diamond studs at the tip for a 3D effect. 

#4 Ombre Nails

 

 

What It Is: Similar to the gradient look, ombre nails (like the hair) flows in color from light to dark. This look, however, is done on one hand as opposed to one finger.

How To: First apply a base coat. Starting with your pinky apply the lightest color in your spectrum then gradually paint your other fingers darker, use top coat to finish.

 

#5 Nail Gems and Prints

 

 

What It Is: Nail gems, stick-ons and studs look complicated, but will give your nails depth.

How To: Always make sure you start with a base coat. For gems and small diamonds, use a pair of pointy tweezers and carefully place each gem onto your nail. The one thing you do need to have for this look is patience. To finish off, add two layers of top coat; this will seal in your gems. 

And brought to you from New York Fashion Week, the top nail trends for spring 2012, set by fashion designers are:

 

 

#1 Talon Nails 

 Celebrities such as Rihanna and Lady Gaga have been sporting these almond shaped nails, and Cushnie et Ochs showed these nails in earthy colors.

#2 Vibrant Red

Jason Wu Collaborated with O.P.I and created a new color named "Monsooner or Later" which is a mixture of coral, red, and orange!

#3 Lucite Tips

This maybe the most unconventional nail trend so far! As seen on Joy Cioci, the models had lace textured nails with clear plastic tips.

 

#4 Half Moon and V-Shaped Nails

Pamela love and Essie took the Half Moon Mani trend to a new level by turning the half-moon shape into a deep V!

 

#5 Checkered Nails

This look is young and fun! And was seen on the models from Nicole Miller.

Which trend will you be trying this spring?