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Is Nail Polish the New Fashion "It" Accessory?

Is Nail Polish the New "It" Accessory?

In the New York Times today, writer Ruth La Ferla posits that at this Fashion Week, "picking out just the right [nail] shade is what separates the terminally clueless from the cognoscenti." These may be strong words, but also perhaps true, especially if you've seen the detail on nails like the ones at Prabal Gurung.

From a sales perspective, nail polish has been overtaking lipstick in popularity, and it's certainly become one of the trendiest cosmetics. Just check out the number of limited-edition, sold-out Chanel lacquers selling for three times their retail value on eBay. But what's your take on the trend? Do you like to wear the latest polish colors and textures, or are your beauty choices dictated more by your personal style — not just what's hot now?

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gingirl gingirl 5 years
I've always been into nail polish! Probably because my mom was a manicurist when I was younger, so she did my nails all the time. And I've gotten good at doing them myself; it's such an easy (and cheap) way to make a fashion statement! A good outfit isn't complete without a sick nail color. :) Not too good at doing designs, so I try and pick different colors.
popculture-whore popculture-whore 5 years
i love painting my nails! fashionable and fun. bright colors are so great but i'm glad it's almost fall so i can go dark again haha
AmberHoney AmberHoney 5 years
Good grooming is just a must, fashion is fun!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 5 years
I like to paint my nails, but I'm not much for crazy designs or two-tones. But I dig a bright color! I guess I follow some of the old-fashioned rules, but not necessarily trends. I keep it light or bright in the spring/summer and darker in the fall/winter.
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
i am obsessed. i always have my nails painted, and love keeping up with the trends. it's a good way to accessorize any outfit, and it's cheap and fun!
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
i am obsessed. i always have my nails painted, and love keeping up with the trends. it's a good way to accessorize any outfit, and it's cheap and fun!
Hotlegs-Runner Hotlegs-Runner 5 years
I am all about nail polish these days. the brighter the better. although I'm slowly getting into the darker colors since fall is here =) ♥.•:*¨*:•.♥ www.hotlegsrunner.onsugar.com www.myfurbabies.onsugar.com
Ellenora Ellenora 5 years
I love nail polish! I've been a fan of it when I was a kid, but I didn't really get into it until I was 18.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 5 years
I have always been a fan of wearing nail polish. I change the color once a week.
NurseDeAnna NurseDeAnna 5 years
Speaking of which...I just got my Konad nail art and did some fierce hot pink and black zebra print on my nails!
zeze zeze 5 years
I love this trend. I just recently started doing my nails in fun colors and styles. As long as I keep it non-crazy it's fine for the office.Today I'm wearing a dusty pink with gray lines (using the stamp stencil things you get off Amazon which are AMAZING).
zeze zeze 5 years
I love this trend. I just recently started doing my nails in fun colors and styles. As long as I keep it non-crazy it's fine for the office. Today I'm wearing a dusty pink with gray lines (using the stamp stencil things you get off Amazon which are AMAZING).
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 5 years
It's such a bummer that this trend kicked off when I was in the working world since every time I wear a non pink or red nail polish to the office I get comments. It's such a hassle to repaint your nails for the weekend and go back to boring french or light pink for the workweek.
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