Swiping on a new nail polish may just be the easiest way to try out a new trend. Best of all, it’s a commitment that only lasts as long as it takes you to reach for the remover. We talked to Pretty Please Polish's Sara Ricklen—whose custom bottle labels make her chic line the cutest girly gifts ever—to find out how to bring your nails into Spring.
Mix things up
Long gone are the days when your tips and toes had to match. In fact, it’s more modern to choose colors that complement each other or are in the same color family. “If I choose lavender on my nails, a neon purple on my toes is fun,” says Ricklen. “If I choose a peach for my nails, I’ll wear a bright orange on my toes.” Try Essie nail polish in A Crewed Interest on tips with Orange, It’s Obvious on tootsies.
Go from nude to newPastels like teals and peaches are a refreshing, yet subtle alternative to basic nude. “Choose a color that matches your skin tone and style, but most importantly, one that makes you excited every time you look at your nails,” says Ricklen.
Want to add some flare—like rhinestones, leopard spots, and argyle patterns—without overdoing it? We’ve got two words for you: nail art. “A statement nail is a subtle way to add something extra to your manicure,” says Ricklen. Highlight your ring fingers or thumbs with a contrasting nail color, design, or nail polish sticker. Or try a fresh, florescent spin on the French manicure (think nude nails with bright yellow tips in China Glaze's Yellow Polka Dot Bikini).
How do you like to spice up your nails?
About the Author:Karina Giglio is a lifestyle, beauty and health writer whose work has appeared in numerous national publications including Women’s Health, Washingtonian, Ladies Home Journal, OK!, Allure, Fitness, Marie Claire, Bride’s and The New York Post. She was a regular contributor to makeup.com, and her articles and blog posts can be found on prevention.com, dailyglow.com, yahoo.com and huffingtonpost.com. Karina has worked onstaff at Cosmopolitan and YM, as well as being part of the original Sephora.com launch team