Thursday,23 November, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1192, (10 - 16 April 2014)
Thursday,23 November, 2017
Issue 1192, (10 - 16 April 2014)

Ahram Weekly

Paint the town chic

Let’s talk about better living! Our new interactive family corner aims to expand our lifestyle horizons with practical little pearls of wisdom from the editor and input from our readers.

Pastel colours were hip in spring 2013, but nail trends for this season are all about nudes. The spring 2014 fashion week has already determined that nail art designs will be minimalist this season.  If you’re planning your spring nail art designs, here are the hottest manicures spotted on the New York fashion week runways.

Blush pinks: This shade is neither too dark nor too light; it’s perfect for all skin tones from fair to dark. It’s also a great alternative shade if you’re not into wearing nude colours.

Baby blues: Lighter blue shades give off a relaxed, resort vibe, which many of us are ready to get on board with after winter season.

Coral-peach combos: The allure of this shade is that bright coral-peach shades tend to look good on all skin tones, because it’s the perfect blend of peach and pink. It’s also a softer way to work orange into your wardrobe without actually wearing its brightest version.

Orange-y reds: Reds are always appropriate, but it’s nice to mix up your look for spring with a bright colour combo that offers a twist on a classic shade.

Radiant orchid: This shade has been named the colour of 2014. It’s more than a nude and goes with everything. The bright lavender hue offers a cool, fresh twist to light purple that no one can resist.

Pale-yet-pretty yellows: Yellow polishes are hard for every skin tone to pull off, but if you’re into it for spring, go for a pastel version that’s easier to pull off compared to brighter versions.

Magnificent mints: Because it comes off as a neutral and is super elegant, mint has really turned into an everyday shade for spring. Switch up your look and swap out your neutrals or blush pinks for this shade.

Electric blues: Copy the fashion trend for spring and think of this shade as a version of colour-blocking for your nails.

Vibrant pinks: Tropical shades, like this bright pink, are also as popular as pastels during springtime. Paint on a fuchsia hue to mix up your pastel palette every once in a while.

Bold berries: Go for a subtle berry polish. It’s the perfect dark shade for spring because it still has brightness to it.

Chalky nudes: Nudes are definitely in this spring, but not your everyday sheer nudes; this season they’re chalkier. When you’re choosing a nude this season, make sure there is a chalkiness to it; meaning that it has a white base to it.

Mermaid-inspired tones: The mermaid-inspired blue-green tones are popping up on fingertips this season. Make the attention-grabbing blue, green and gold colour combo your perfect blend for spring.

Rose gold glitter polishes: Rose gold glitter polish also reads as neutral, so paint them on if you’re not into chalky nudes or pale pinks and want some added shimmer.

Concrete-coloured greys: Light grey polishes have taken the front seat this season. Their white undertones make them super chic light, and easy to wear with anything you own.

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