We have now officially entered into autumn, my favourite season. I love the transition from summer dresses and denim shorts to snuggly knitwear and oodles and oodles of layers along with beautiful soft leather boots teamed with cosy snoods as the weather begins to get colder and colder.
As the colours of the leaves on the trees change so then must the colour of our beloved manicures. Time to say goodbye to the pops of neon, pastel tones and my favourite white manicures – it is time to make way for some new deeper and richer shades of polish and gel.
New York Fashion Week is a trustworthy source to look to when deciding what colours to revamp your nails with. This year we saw an influx of barely there pinks and nudes on many runways from Oscar De La Renta and Carolina Herrera to Kate Spade – super chic. No matter what the season I always have a few nudes in stock for my clients to choose from as they are always in demand.
As always Reds and Burgundys featured heavily on the catwalks in true autumn style. I think the deep reds are my favourite colours for autumn especially on almond shaped nails – It is just such a classic style along with the fact it matches all skin tones, what’s not to love?!
A very welcome addition to my wardrobe of nail polishes and gels for autumn 2014 will be Grey. Obviously the designers showcasing at New York Fashion Week share my love for all things grey – every shade was seen on the runways.
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer metallic or matte shades of grey, everything goes! Grey is a lovely alternative to summer white manicures or black winter manicures, it’s somewhere just in between.
The final major colour scheme seen on the catwalks in New York was full throttle heavy metal – from silver tips to all out rose gold, every shade and tone was being showcased.
For those of you who like something a little bit quirky on your nails this is the style for you. Get creative and paint a natural nude on your nail plate and finish the look off with a slick of gold along the tips – perfect for a night out with the girls.
The best bit about this look is when the tip of your nails begin to chip you can simply patch it up with a dot of the metallic polish you used and due to the nature of the metallic shades you won’t be able to see where it has been repaired once your top coat has been applied.
I have currently got a Bio Sculpture gel overlay on my nails in one of their most popular colours – #74 Real Red – but now I can’t wait to get inventive and make some metallic creations! It’s all about having fun with your style, so don’t be afraid to have a play with your nail polishes to create something new.
Article by Louise Henry
Louise joined The Beauty Cloud team in May 2014 as our Nail expert. She is a fully trained & qualified Nail Technician running her own little nail bar in Bangor, The Nail Room at Salon75.
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