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Nail Trends I'm Loving....

I've always admired nail art, I always believe that well manicured, polished nails can enhance a woman's look and put the finishing touches to a chic outfit...especially when the hands are accompanied by beautiful hand jewelry. This year, there have been two nail trends that I've been in love with and I decided copy. 


The typical design accent nail trend is not new, there are plenty of women who get designs on any given nail(s) or even all of their nails, but; what is new is the the color blocking accent nail trend that I love. 

Recently, I've seen women who will have the majority of their nails polished one color and maybe one or two nails polished another color on the opposite end of the color seems odd at first, but; it turns out beautiful. This is a great alternative for women who want a different look, but not necessarily a design...especially if you work in a conservative work environment. 

Color blocking accent nail...


Square nails are classic, but; this year the oval and stiletto nails (oval nail-with a pointed end) are really popular. I love the stiletto nails, they're so edgy and fashion forward. Rihanna and Eva Marcille are famous for their stiletto nails.

Eva with the stiletto nails...

Of course I had to put my own spin on both of the nail trends, I opted to change from my regular square shaped nails to the oval nail with a pointy end. I figured I would try the color blocking nail trend, I went the the nail salon and chose a sheer purple with a sea-foam green accent nail. So far so good, I like the change...the oval shaped nails seem so dainty and feminine to me; which are two elements of my personal style.

What do you think of these nail trends? Would you try them?


Miss Dre said…
I always do accent nails but I haven't tried the stiletto nail look yet! I guess because I wear my natural nails and I don't want to file them (lol me being lazy). Both are cute trends though.
Jennifer said…
Hi lady! Great post. You know I'm all about nails and polish. OK, I love the accent nail. I think that's the safest way for nail newbies to step outside of the box. Not sure about the stiletto nails, though. You could kill a mofo with those babies!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
@ Miss Dre: If you try it, take pics so I can see.

@Jennifer: Yes girl, you are the nail queen! I wish I could draw on designs like you.

Lol @ the stiletto nails killing people, they definitely can be used as a weapon.
Jordan Myers said…
Saw the story on my Google Reader and loved it. Included it in our weekly trends report on our site as well. Thanks For the great blog!
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Hi, Jordan

Thanks for the compliment, I'm honored that you included me on your blog, thanks for your nice of you!
yummy411 said…
i've been wearing my nails oval/pointy for a while now and i'm not sure i can go back to square.. this shape slenderizes my hands a bit and yes makes them feel more feminine and like you said dainty..
Ms. Viva Glam said…
Exactly, I like the dainty feel of the oval nails.

I went all the way to stiletto nails now, they are really pointed. I'll have to do an update to this post.

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