Hello proFASHIONals! Although it may not seem like it here in New England, summer is definitely on its way. And with the hot, sunny days comes hot, new nail polish colors! However, if you’ve read the latest style magazines, you may have noticed that some of the trends are questionable for the office settings. This post will take that nail-biting anxiety off your shoulders and discuss how your tips can still look proFASHIONal in the office!
Ice cream tastes oh so sweet on summer nights, and your nails can look sweet too in sorbet colors. These colors are like pastels with a little kick in them. They’re opaque, they’re brighter, and they pop. For the most part, these colors are still suitable for your fingernails in the proFASHIONal world. I’d recommend using one of the coral sorbet colors. Recently, I sported Essie’s Tart Deco color (shown to the left) and received many compliments. Periwinkle, mint, and light pink are other sorbet hues you should set your sights on.
One summer nail trend that never seems to go out of style is the bright, vibrant polish. You may be thinking these aren’t appropriate for the office, and I’d agree a little bit. I do think they aren’t the best choice for your fingers, however, I think your toe nails should be a nail polish free-for-all! People in the office will be seeing your fingers all day, but you can cover up or show off your toes as much as you want. If you’re a little toe-shy, peep-toe shoes will give the public a small glimpse at your flirty nails. If you’re proud of your neon pink toes, show them off in a strappy pair of sandals!
Another trend in the magazines is nail art. However, some of the styles they suggest seem like they can only be created by Picasso. Do they think we have Barbie-sized hands? There’s no WAY I’m attempting most of those complex nail masterpieces! And I don’t have to, thanks to Sally Hansen Nail Strips. These strips are made of real nail polish. All you have to do is stick them on each nail and then file them down to fit perfectly. The strips come in all different colors and patterns. Some are a little more daring than others, like leopard print or butterflies, but other styles are office-worthy creations. A girl in my sorority had the lace-looking strips and they were amazing! They are slightly conservative, yet edgy, not to mention flawless. The best part is that they last ten days without chipping! This is my favorite benefit, in my opinion, since top coat never seems to get along with my nails, and actually ends up making my nails chip even more.
Fun nails are just another awesome way of expressing yourself and adding color to the sometimes bland workday. One look at your happy nails will bring you happiness too! But for now…
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