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Trend Alert: Naked Nails

It used to be that if you wanted to be considered glamorous and put-together, you wouldn't dare walk out of the house with chipped nail polish — and now chipped nails have become a trend. Now, some celebs are taking it to the next level. With all of their wealth and fame, they gaily roam the streets with naked nails.

My guess is that they're either in between manicures, or they're enjoying a break from the stress of putting on and taking off polish. Then again, with a good buffing, naked nails can look shiny and healthy — much more chic than chipped polish, I think. Do you hope this trend sticks around, or do you prefer a more "finished" look?

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Prada3721 Prada3721 8 years
Totally dig this trend. Cause it works with ALL phases of my life. The broke phase, the i'm working all the time on the computer phase, the i'm crazy busy phase. . A lot of the time my nails are naked, and even when I'm trying to keep up on the manicures it doesn't last more than a week no matter how hardcore the topcoat is that I use. . chipping will occur. . . I just go with the flow.
yinyangwriter yinyangwriter 8 years
Just in case anyone cares about their health as much as they do being fashionable...nail polishes are made with some very harmful cancerous chemicals. That's where that toxic smell comes from. Just google "nail polishes cancerous chemicals" for more information. So yes, I have had "naked" nails for years now. Also, because I eat healthily and drink lots of water, my nails are strong and beautiful.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I like the naked nail trend. It's cute and really easy. Just buff your nails and go. It's a great alternative when you're too busy for a manicure.
lilCROAT03 lilCROAT03 8 years
whoa i'm kinda surprised at all the nakeds here. for a while i'd always be embarrassed bc we'd go out and i was the only not rocking some trendy color but for some reason i HATE manicures. i have no patience for them. i just hate knowing that i'm about to sit for at least a half hour and be paranoid touching things for the next 2. one thing i have a problem with is my jungle growing one gets em like the manicurists...i bought all the tools but nah. BUT sally hansen 30 sec cuticle remover is a life saver. is sally hansen a nail monopoly or what?!
mkirst mkirst 8 years
I prefer clean, short clear nail polish on my fingernails, but during the holidays I'll go for a fabulous Chanel nail color as they usually have a limited edition for the season. I read somewhere (a while back, actually) that the clean, short unpolished nail was making a comeback. Does anyone out there know or could recommend a really good nail buffer that can give clean, dry unpolished nails a "shiny" look? Mine works great at buffing off any ridges, but it doesn't leave them looking shiny as I would prefer. Any suggestions would be quite welcome.
Ikandy Ikandy 8 years
i always keep my nails short with clear nail polish... i use sally hansen too...its shinier to me that other brands.
xoxbbyelliexox xoxbbyelliexox 8 years
though i do like the finished look sometimes i cannot be bothered so i do hope this trend sticks lol xoxo
JeannieGrrl JeannieGrrl 8 years
Sorry to double post but I had to share the link, all of this products claims have so far held true for me :-) @chancleta - I've used that too, its good stuff. I swear by SH, its affordable and effective.
JeannieGrrl JeannieGrrl 8 years
I have a severe chronic illness and for periods - my nails are a peeling flaking mess. I usually need to stop using regular polish and do treatments for this issue. I started using Sally Hansen "Complete Care" (which is totally clear) and it looked so shiny and clean and also strengthened my nails, I hardly ever use colour anymore.
chancleta chancleta 8 years
Here it is: I love it
chancleta chancleta 8 years
I live by this stuff:
chancleta chancleta 8 years
I love when I'm IN. Besides I like them naked so I can continously apply my Sally Hansen Natural Nail Growth Activator :) The stuff REALLLLY works. I never had long natural nails before this stuff.
xoxoxx xoxoxx 8 years
Some women wear nail polish. Some women don't. And some forget to touch up their nails when the polish is chipped. None of the above scream "trendy" to me in any sense of the word. How can it even qualify as such? It certainly doesn't sound special to me.
gemsera gemsera 8 years
I've always had naked nails until recently when I've been getting into the polish... I do a dark red on weekends and for work a really nice almost naked pink shade. I dont like bare nails at all anymore, i've always got the pink shade on as it gives a nice gloss but still looks natural.
bibliophile bibliophile 8 years
^Oooh, I should try that! Nice tip, dukegirl. I'm so feeling the natural look these days.
dukegirl dukegirl 8 years
In the last few weeks I had a manicure and pedicure but gone without polish on my hands and toes. I have been applying Dr. Hauschka's Neem Nail Oil every morning. I am liking the clean look.
mominator mominator 8 years
Yes! I finally fit in with the style. I always have naked nails. I like this style. :)
juliarose23 juliarose23 8 years
i think if you just put on a coat of clear over it for some shine, naked nails can look rather nice
Lysa1237 Lysa1237 8 years
whoohoo, finally someone understands. I like getting my nails done but I'm more interested in the massage LoL, trust me they do a GREAT job at the place I go & it's cheap too.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I definitely prefer buffing to any polish. It doesn't chip off and start looking terrible, the way polish does, and it doesn't require as much care and upkeep. And I think it gives a lovely look--polished, but not trying-too-hard.
Ladytron7000 Ladytron7000 8 years
I do a very tidy fingertip length buff manicure once a week. I type a lot and I can't stand having longer nails. Nail polish (lincoln park after dark) is nice, but nail polish remover is not, so I only lacquer a few times a year when I need a boost.
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
BTW, Penelope looks great in that pic! I'm sorry I can't say the same for Reese. She looks really, er, tired?
chiquita29 chiquita29 8 years
I don't mind having "naked" nails. But right now I have a pink tip french mani. I know a lot of people don't like french manis but I thought the pink tip was cute.
Blackwidowchick Blackwidowchick 8 years
I don't think chipped polish is "in" per se. I just think that some people (myself included) have better things to do than run to get nail polish remover when one little chip occurs. As I am writing, all ten of my OPI "Linkin Park at midnight" nails are chipped. If I wear my nails "naked" i buff some sally hansen apricot cuticle cream onto my nails and they look perfectly groomed.
kerish kerish 8 years
Naked nails are really cool..I wear naked nails abt 98% of the time...the other time i wear "rock" type polish like black purple gray...and neon green or blue .....It is hard to have naked nails that look good but I use Sally hansen Natural Nail has some marime extract and u see result in three days...tried and tested!!
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