Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)
“In 2017, rules are meant to be broken for the always-creative Aquarius," Saunders says. "This eccentric accent nail is a good place to start." Paint each nail with a bright red shade, like Essie Gel Nail Color in Meet Me At Sunset, seen here. Then lightly dab pastel blue, fuchsia, and plum polishes on your ring finger until all the colors meld together. Finish with a few black dots "to create the look of flowers in the mix of colors," she suggests.
All the Essie polishes you need to get the look:
- Fifth Avenue
- Mint Candy Apple
- Madison Ave-hue
- Meet Me at Sunset
Pisces (February 19 to March 20)
You’re a lucky little mermaid this year, according to Saunders. "In general, Pisces can expect smooth sailing into 2017." Your nails are a slightly different story though. To create the drama of crashing waves, combine three varying shades of blue. First, brush on a deep ocean shade (Beach Bum Blu). Next, swirl a metallic, pearlescent teal (Lapiz of Luxury) onto both sides of the nail in a figure-8 formation, and then overlap the ripples with a few straight lines of a dark, glimmering navy (Midnight Cami).All of the Essie polishes you need to get the look:
- Beach Bum Blu
- Lapiz of Luxury
- Midnight Cami
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
Whoa, there, Aries! "The year ahead is blazing with energy, passion and love," Saunders says. This multi-toned, fiery ombré design puts all of that, well, hotness, right on your fingertips. Paint apple-red polish all over the nail. Once it’s dry, use a makeup sponge to dab glitter polish onto the tips of the nails to create a faded effect.
All of the Essie polishes you need to get the look: