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Spring 2015 Runway Lacquer Trends

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and the nail art this season does not disappoint! In past seasons, designers took risks with manicures, but this year’s nail art is all about subtle twists on simple styles. Here are some of our favorite looks from the NYFW runways.

French Tips

The classic French manicure is always in fashion and it has been featured in several shows this season. At Zang Toi, a deep purple shade is accented with a thin tip. Essie created a pastel double French mani for Sophie Theallet. The look at Creatures of the Wind is a messy silver manicure.

Watercolor Nails

A major trend this season is watercolor nails. Rebecca Minkoff’s show features dreamy pastel blue and red nails. At Monique Lhuillier, a subtle pink and white ombre complements the collection beautifully. A vibrant tropical mani makes waves at Desigual.

Negative Space

Several brands went futuristic by creating negative space manicures. Zoya used two neutral shades for the look at Creatures of Comfort. Bold black and white nail art really stands out at Kye. For Charlotte Ronson, OPI used a limited-edition mint shade to create alternating half moon manicures.

Matching Lips and Tips

Matching lips and nails are a big hit on the spring runways. Caroline Herrera shows five different nail and lip pairs. At Zac Posen, models look chic in bright coral. Models look breezy and bohomian in nude at BCBG Max Azria.

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Instagram Roundup: Halloween Nails

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Halloween is just a few days away and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with nail art! See our favorite festive manicures here!

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Nailing the Newsstands: August/September 2013

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Fall is here and you know what that means: new nail trends! We’re looking forward to wearing fall nail polish colors and trying out fresh nail art techniques, so we turn to the latest fashion magazines to find what’s on trend this fall.

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August Lacqueen: Iggy Azalea

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Known for her controversial lyrics and eccentric style, Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is our August Lacqueen. Here’s why:

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Style Sunday: Mix and match pastel shades for a fun summer look!

Style Sunday: Mix and match pastel shades for a fun summer look!

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Trend to Try: Nail Rings & Charms

These days it’s not enough to just wear the hottest nail polish shades. With so many innovative nail art ideas, we constantly have to step up our game. One way to do so is with nail rings and charms! A little bit of bling goes a long way, so these are an ideal way to wear nail art without going overboard.

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Chanel majorly put nail rings into style with their Fall 2013 Haute Couture show. Instead of painting the models’ nails with their luxury lacquer, they stacked delicate rings on their fingers and nails. This style is chic and unique! We see this being a huge trend this fall.

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Want to rock nail rings like the Chanel girls? Get started with this guide from Catbird, who have tons of delicate rings perfect for this look!

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Nail rings and charms are popular in Hollywood as well. Beyoncé wears nail rings in several of her videos, including Run the World (Girls) and Sweet Dreams.

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Black Book Magazine decked out Nicole Richie in gold serpent rings for their April 2009 issue.

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For the launch of her perfume Fame, Lady Gaga wore extra long nail rings covered in gold charms and jewels.  

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Check out these styles featuring nail accessories created by some of our fave nail artists:

Supa Nails

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Hey, Nice Nails!

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The Illustrated Nail

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Polish You Pretty

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Add some sparkle to your nails with one of these fab nail accessories!

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Images via Asos, Black Book Magazine, Catbird, Fashionista, Hey, Nice Nails!, Instagram, MTV Style, Polish You Pretty, Rings and Tings, Supa Nails, The Illustrated Nail & 80s Purple

Style Sunday: Tone down your prints with beige lacquer like Beige from Chanel available to try at Lacquerous!

Style Sunday: Tone down your prints with beige lacquer like Beige from Chanel available to try at Lacquerous!

Style Sunday: Need to add chic to your urban outfit? Try a soft pink.

Style Sunday: Need to add chic to your urban outfit? Try a soft pink.

Style Sunday: Add some spring flair to your toes with a sweet pastel shade!

Style Sunday: Add some spring flair to your toes with a sweet pastel shade!

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Style Sunday: Make an earthy color palette pop with vibrant nails!

Style Sunday: Make an earthy color palette pop with vibrant nails!

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Style Sunday: Mix two different shades of gold for a clean, chic look.

Style Sunday: Mix two different shades of gold for a clean, chic look.

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Style Sunday: Accent a cute spring outfit with a ballet pink lacquer like Tom Ford Pink Crush, available now at Lacquerous!

Style Sunday: Accent a cute spring outfit with a ballet pink lacquer like Tom Ford Pink Crush, available now at Lacquerous!

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Lacquerous Review: Mint Polish

Here at Lacquerous, we are always on the lookout for new lacquers to add to our growing inventory. We figure it would be a great idea to test out some brands and let our dear readers know how they perform.

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Mint Polish is a fairly new lacquer company, but it’s already creating buzz for its fast drying “one coat wonders.” Started in 2012 by Greta Huberty, Mint Polish prides itself on being vegan, 5-free and 100% American made. Their mission statement is “Good. Clean. Colors” and I think they certainly live up to it.

The first Mint Polish shade I tried was Bellini Babe. This is a soft peach glitter lacquer that sparkles beautifully in the sun. I applied two coats and it looked exactly like it does in the bottle.

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Next I wore Pass the Scone, which is a rich taupe color. This polish reminds me of a latte and is opaque in just one coat.

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I also layered Bellini Babe over Pass the Scone, which gave it a lovely shine!

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The third Mint Polish shade I tried is Lavender Macaron. This is probably the best lavender shade I’ve tried. It’s so vibrant and I love that it applies perfectly in just one coat.

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Next up is Original Mint. This shade is stunning! I found that it applies a bit lighter than it looks in the bottle but it’s still a gorgeous color.

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Bleeker St. Babe is a khaki green shade that can skew from green to gray depending on the light. This shade is a great neutral and it would work well on any skin tone.

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The next shade I wore is Sweet Liberty. This is my favorite shade in the collection and is one of the best nail polish colors I’ve ever worn. This red orange color is so bright and looks amazing with tan skin. When I wear it I can’t stop looking at my nails! Sweet Liberty is a perfect summer shade.

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Dirty Shirley is a hot pink lacquer with a hint of iridescence. The purple pearlescent undertones make this shade really stand out. Like with Sweet Liberty, when I wore this I couldn’t stop staring at my nails!

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The final shade I wore is Ribbon Dancer, Mint Polish’s first glitter polish. This shade is packed with glitter and looks great on its own.

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I also layered Ribbon Dancer over Dirty Shirley, which really made it pop.

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Would you like to see Mint Polish available at Lacquerous? Comment on Facebook or Twitter to let us know!

~Lauren 

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Instagram Roundup: Summer Lacquer Trends

Summer is finally here! Now is the perfect time to play around with your nails and try some of the top nail art trends. We turned to Instagram to find which shades are going to be big this season. Here are some of our favorites!

White lacquer has been popular for a while and we know it’s going to be even hotter this summer. White nails complement any outfit and look great against tan skin.

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@natsnailsevans rocks white lacquer with trendy stiletto nails and heart nail art.

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@may_nailart uses glitter and a pink accent nail to make her white manicure really pop.

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@lacapucinee’s cross accent and matte topcoat perfectly match her gold accessories.

Mint green is the perfect shade to transition from spring to summer. This pastel hue is chic and looks fab with so many other shades. 

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@monica_camposs accents her fun leopard nails with mint French tips.

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@susieq1980 gives mint a neon twist with a vibrant watercolor accent nail.

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@justkimkar uses blue and green jewel tones to create a chic color blocked manicure.

The shade we are most excited about this summer is coral. So many people love to pair coral with silver, which makes this color even prettier!

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@natify_your_nails adds subtle shine to her coral nails with delicate silver lines.

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@_nailsup_’s coral half moons look fab with polka dots and a glittery bow.

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@alexiamada’s gorgeous coral nails are brightened with shiny silver glitter.

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Nail Style: Rose gold and blue make a unique & beautiful fashion statement.

Nail Style: Rose gold and blue make a unique & beautiful fashion statement.

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