I absolutely love the attention nails have been getting over the past few years. From the dramatic dark nail take over to the revival of Lucille Ball red, a girl can really get her glamour on with very little effort!
With all these options, I have to admit I have a bit of an identity crisis every time I go to choose a color…I love the edge and statement of the super dark colors, but nothing makes me feel more pulled together and ready to take on the world than a fabulous French or timeless nude manicure! So is the new two-tone nail look seen on the S/S ’11 Vena Cava runway the answer to my nail color double identity…?
This is a sort of reverse French manicure with a little black mixed in- the moons are painted dark while the rest of the nail is innocently nude. At the Vena Cava show, the models wore three coats of Yummy Mummy and Jack Black on the moons–all from the Butter London line.
After much deliberation, I tried a version of this look and let’s say the jury is definitely still out. If you want to try this at home, it can be easily replicated with any dark, almost black color and your basic nude combo but several coats are needed to make it look polished and intentional. I used Sally Hansen’s French Manicure stickers to create clean lines several coats to make it look polished and intentional…and voila the homespun version of Vena Cava Runway look!
But, wait, do we like the look? It may be easy to replicate but do we want to is the question..would you call this cheap or chic? Tell us what you think…