I absolutely love nail polish and have for quite some time. At the age of eight I visited a family friend’s house and the teenage girl had a collection of 50+ nail polishes – I was in heaven I had never seen so many bottles in one place and thought her idea of painting each of my nails a different color was the coolest thing I had ever heard of. I even wanted to do my toes but I am pretty sure we ran out of time. It is one of my most vivid childhood memories, being so cool that I could paint each of my nails a different color.
Fast forward more than a few years and now this trend of multi-colored nails has left the playroom and gone main stream. And while it may not be ten different colors encompassing every shade of the rainbow it is chic to have at least two different hues on your nails. Some of these nail designs I see on Pinterest and across beauty blogs are amazing, but for me, not doable. I can barely “color within the lines” and to have four colors per nail or to apply newspaper print is very unique it is not something I can manage. My favorite way to wear statement nails is to pick a very bold color for eight of my nails and then paint the ring finger a different, complementary color on each hand. In this photo I Instagramed last month my inspiration was St. Patrick’s Day and the majority of my nails (and the bottle) are Essie’s Trophy Wife and and the statement ring finger nail is Essie Turquoise & Caicos.
I know this trend isn’t groundbreaking news but I’m quite infatuated with it right now. I think this helps with my indecisiveness over which color to choose when doing my nails and I really appreciate the beauty in the asymmetry. I wish I could say I came up with this trend but the truth is far from it, I am an admirer of some truly great manicures and emulate in my own way. Here are a few shots of my statement nail inspiration: