Thursday, January 6, 2011

Hottest Nail Polish Trends for Winter 2010/2011

What better way to brighten up cold, dreary winter days than with a great nail polish color?

Below, I’ve listed the top four hottest nail polish trends for winter 2010/2011 to give you some inspiration for new shades to try!

1. Glittery Metallic

(from left to right) OPI “Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous!”, Butter London “Full Monty”, China Glaze “Jingle Bells”
How can you not be completely taken with these gorgeous, glittery tones? Metallics have been spotted everywhere in fashion this winter season, but right now, it’s all about wearing these hues on your nails.

2. Greige/Mushroom/Taupe

(from left to right) Rimmel London “Steel Grey”, China Glaze “Recycle”, Deborah Lippmann “Waking Up In Vegas”
This is probably my favorite of all the nail trends this season. The “greige” (a mixture of gray and beige) nail polish trend began this past summer, continued into the fall, and is still super popular this winter. This trend just won’t die, and for that, polish addicts are eternally grateful.

3. Super Dark, Almost Black

(from left to right) OPI “We’ll Always Have Paris”, Essie “Over The Top”, elf Cosmetics “Dark Navy”
Okay, we know that dark nails are nothing new for the chillier months of the year, but what’s different this year is that those dark colors are super dark, and crazily close to black. The most-worn ones seem to be deep plum, dark graphite, and rich navy.

4. Icy Blues

(from left to right) Rescue Beauty Lounge “Catherine H”, Chanel “Riva”, Barielle Shades “Snow Day”
This is probably the most unexpected trend for this winter season, but it’s surprisingly awesome. While blue may not be the most popular nail color on the market, this season it’s making a strong comeback.

What do you think about these winter 2011 nail trends? Are you guys wearing any of them yet? Are there any other nail trends this season that you’re loving or hating?Let me know in the comments!