Five spring nail trends to try
I've become so accustomed to painting my nails every color of the rainbow that the idea of wearing a nude polish seems completely crazy to me. But the pale manicures seen at Spring 2013 shows like Rodarte have inspired me to take a break from my beloved metallics and pastels.
Julep Nail Vernis in Pippa, $14, Sephora.com, MAC Apres Chic Nail Lacquer in Hangin Loose, $16, Nordstrom.com, Dolce and Gabbana Nail Lacquer in Perfection, $24, Sephora.com
Get your glitter fix without making your hands look like they're ready to go to a disco.
Deborah Lippmann I'm Not Edible Glitter Nail Polish, $19, Neimanmarcus.com, Illamasqua Speckled Nail Varnish in Fragile, $16, Sephora.com
Nail stickers that actually stick
Nail wraps are nothing new, but Essie's offerings are easy to apply, continue to look good after a few days of wear AND come in non-cheesy designs. Now that's new.
Essie Sleek Stick Collection In Over the Moon, $10.25, BEAUTY.COM
Remember when glossy nails were your only option? Warning: While wearing these textured polishes, you'll most likely be inundated with requests to touch your nails.
Nails Inc Feather Effect Nail Polish, Available on NailsInc.com later this month, OPI Liquid Sand Mini Nail Lacquer Set, $10.40, Amazon.com
DIY gel mani
For gel manicure devotees: these kits make it easy to get a salon-quality gel mani in the comfort of your own home.
Kiss Everlasting Pro Led Gel Lamp, $29.99, KissUsa.com, Kiss Gel Polish Starter System, $19.99, KissUSA.com, Sephora by OPI Gelshine At-Home Gel Colour System, $159, Sephora.com