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NY Fashion Week Catwalk Nails

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.

NY Fashion Week Nail Trends: Rodarte & Helmut Lang

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.

NY Fashion Week Nail Trends: Zimmerman, Alexandre Herchcovitch and Kenneth Cole

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?!

NY Fashion Week Nail Trends: DKNY

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. 

NY Fashion Week Nail Trends: Vera Wang and Badgley Mischka

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.

NY Fashion Week Nail Trends: Tadashi Shoji

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.

NY Fashion Week Nail Trends: Mara Hoffman and Dannijo

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. 

Any questions, email louise@thebeautycloud.co.uk or find her on Facebook

Engagement Rings that Shine!

Vera Wang

When Vera Wang sent me details of her new LOVE collection Engagement Rings, I just couldn’t keep them to myself. The rings are so stunning that they literally do make my heart skip a beat.

Modern or Traditional? Romantic or Minimalist? Your style is evident from tip to toe, and the perfect engagement ring should reflect who you are now as well as what you want to become. Enter the Vera Wang LOVE collection, a perfect, chic declaration of love and commitment.

An organic extension of Vera Wang’s contemporary bridal fashions, the LOVE collection offers timeless, luxurious styles to fit every bride’s individuality.

LOVE Collection by Vera Wang

Classic settings combine diamonds on the sides to accent the centre stone, in a range of looks from bold to delicate. Pave settings bring sophisticated sparkle to more contemporary styles. Graceful three-stone rings provide a fresh spin on tradition with diamond accents providing a dramatic flair. Looking for a fresh spin on tradition? Solitaires are enhanced with a glamorous center setting and gallery of diamonds, giving side views a touch of elegance.

The rings include intricate milgrain and hand-set diamond detailing, along with elegant engraving. All diamonds meet Vera’s minimum requirement of near colorless SI2-I1 quality. And Vera selected the iconic element of the collection: two blue princess sapphires, the perfect embodiment of the “something blue” wedding tradition, and a symbol of everlasting love.

As individual as you are, the Vera Wang LOVE collection is available exclusively at Zales in the United States.

Set out below are some of my favourites to be added to the LOVE Collection. Click on the images to be taken directly to your ring on the Zales website.

This captivating 14K white gold engagement ring offers incomparable beauty and unmatched quality. Celebrating your past, present and future together, this ring features three round-cut diamonds, the largest being an impressive 1/2 ct., arranged across the centre. This trio is surrounded by a scalloped frame set with round accent diamonds. Set beneath the bezel of the largest stone are two princess-cut blue sapphires, the signature of the collection and symbol of everlasting love. The split shank is also lined with sparkling accent diamonds, completing this exquisite look. Radiant with 1-1/4 cts. t.w. of diamonds, this engagement ring is a brilliant beginning to your romantic love story.

This awe-inspiring 14K white gold engagement ring offers incomparable beauty and unmatched quality. Take her breath away with this remarkable design, which features a 1 ct. round diamond centre stone glittering in a squared double frame set with smaller accent diamonds. Two princess-cut blue sapphires, the signature of the collection and a symbol of faithfulness and everlasting love, are set into the ring’s bezel. The split shank is also lined with sparkling accent diamonds, completing this exquisite look. Radiant with 2 cts. t.w. of diamonds, this engagement ring is a definite show of dedication.

This exquisite 14K white gold bridal set offers incomparable beauty and unmatched quality. A timeless look, the engagement ring features a thoughtful 5/8 ct. round diamond centre stone flanked by a collar of glittering accent diamonds. Set into the bezel are two princess-cut blue sapphires, the signature of the collection and a symbol of faithfulness and everlasting love. Additional accent diamonds line the milgrain-edged shank. On your wedding day, complete the ensemble by adding the coordinating diamond-lined wedding band, also replete with milgrain edging. Radiant with 2 cts. t.w. of diamonds.

This stunning 14K white gold engagement ring offers incomparable beauty and unmatched quality. Catch a “Yes!” with this jaw-dropping design, which features a 3/4 ct. cushion-cut diamond center stone glittering in a squared double frame set with smaller round accent diamonds. Two princess-cut blue sapphires, the signature of the collection, are set into the ring’s bezel. The twisting split shank is also lined with sparkling accent diamonds, completing this exquisite look. Radiant with 1-1/3 cts. t.w. of diamonds.

Never rush into picking an engagement, it should be something which makes your heart flutter every time you look at it and should represent the Love you have for each other. Make sure it is personal and individual to your own style because you have it on your finger for life. Most importantly enjoy your ring shopping and have fun – You will know when you have found the right ring for you!

Much Love ♥