The choice of nail polish and manicures will say something about the fashion style and personality of the person wearing it. Here are five of the most popular nail polish trends that we saw in autumn and winter 2010 to help you keep up to date in 2011.
1. Icy Blue
Using Icy blue nail polish gives a striking look that will definitely set your nails apart. Wearing a bright, shimmering tone with both dark and colourful outfits is a pleasant combination.
2. Immortal Red Nails
Red nail varnishes are never out of fashion and all red hues, from blood red to the more pastel tones are absolutely compatible with almost every look. From retro to classic, you name it and just wear it especially after a manicure.
3. Dark, Very Dark Colours
The dark colours used last year were surprisingly very dark, and some of the most popular tones were deep plum, dark graphite and rich navy. A very versatile tone and shade is easy to work out by picking the darkest version of your favourite colour. A deep red with some glitter or iridescence to enhance the effect was also a favourite.
4. Glittery Metallic
Glittery metallic tones have been very popular in the fashion world since winter 2010, especially darks, pinks and vibrant red colours. The inspiration behind metallic nail products can be traced to 80s nail fashion. These tones bring the gorgeous sparkling effect of jewellery to nails, an effective and light hearted effort at applying bling without loading up on the weighty accessories!
5. Greige and Matte Nail Colours
The 'greige' (a mixture of gray and beige) nail polish was another leading trend of last season. These are beautiful blends of beige, taupe, brown, gray and matte colours, made popular by Chanel on the fashion highways. They can be applied in lighter or darker tones and this group of nail polishes can enhance every nail shape.