Manicure Madness

Manicure Madness

One of the biggest fashion trends the past 2 years hasn't been in clothing, but in makeup… more specifically, manicures!  Changing up your manicure is one of the easiest and cost-effective ways of staying "trendy" without breaking the bank.  Don't think you need to spend big money at fancy makeup stores like Sephora to get the most trendy nail polish.  Big retailers like CVS and Walgreens have awesome nail polish selections. This past summer, CVS really ramped up it's nail polish offering by consolidating all their polishes in one place; they feature popular brands like Essie, OPI and Nicole as well as mainstays like Sally Hansen. spoiledpolish One of our favorite brands carried by CVS is Spoiled by Wet & Wild.  At $1.99 a bottle it's a STEAL and they have all the popular colors we love to feature at Darlings & Divas!

Here are some of the TOP nail trends we've been seeing the past few months:

1) Accent Nails are still super big.  Try a super-glittery nail and a designed nail.  We're obsessed with a hot-pink polish paired with a super glittery silver nail and then a zebra stripped nail in pink and black!

2) Glitter top coats add bling without the bucks!  Try fine glitter for a subtle look or get wild with the chunky glitters out there!

3) Accent the tips.. or the "moons"!  An easy, and totally trendy manicure is to do a base color, and then add a glitter to just the top edge of the nail or on the bottom "moon" of the nail.  It's a glamorous update that doesn't take tons of skill!  glitterbottom

4) Reverse accent nail.  Instead of one glittery accent nail, why not paint ALL your nails with a color-saturated glitter and accent your ring finger with a solid color?

5) Nail Art!  You can find nail-art polishes at Walmart or even the dollar store!  Start with simple lines or patterns!  For some awesome nail-art tutorials, check out this amazing Pinterest Board: Nail Art How-To Tutorials.

Remember, it's easy to updated your manicure and stay on trend!  If you don't like your new mani.. it's as easy as nail polish remover!

If you want to get the latest nail polish colors and glitters without leaving your house, become a Julep Maven!  Each month, Julep will send you hand-picked, trendsetting polishes and makeup right to your door!  Take a look!  Julep Maven Program!  Last month we got over $125 in polish for just $25.00!  SCORE!

Happy Polishing!


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