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Trend Alert: Short Red Nails

It's not that red nails have ever gone out of style, it's just that the variation of shades and the shape of the nail changes. For example, in the '80s, long pointy nails rocked, and in the '90s, long rounded nails were stylin'. This season, short red nails are red hot! Just check out the digits on trend setters Keri Russell, Nicole Richie, Christina Aguilera and Mary-Kate Olsen.

As for color suggestions, you already know what my favorites are—and if you're not into those, there is always the Deborah Lippmann Lady in Red Collection and as well as some past red nail polish picks. Enjoy!

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jnnfrcyl jnnfrcyl 9 years
i don't know what my problem is but i can only ever have my fingernails bare or french manicured. i have to stop being so boring because this trend is so cute!
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
Haha, I think I started this trend! haha, Pro Finish in Valentine for me!
CandyCane CandyCane 9 years
I have always had short nails but i never paint them cause i don't like the way they look so i just end up painting my toe nails but i think i might give it a try and go RED!
Laily Laily 9 years
*yay* My nails are not very long atm and shiny red nail polish is just what they need.
first_lady first_lady 9 years
love it, works wit everything, wearing it now :)
diorbaby diorbaby 9 years
I really like the look! So cute. I have long acrylics right now, so short red ones may be what I get next time!
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
I had red on my nails last week and my boyfriend made me take it off because he said the red didn't look summery enough! gah!
ickivicki ickivicki 9 years
Thank god; I'm so sick of dark, long nails. It looks artificial that way. I say the darker the color, the shorter the nail.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Whenever I do my nails red they are always short. This makes hands look really good.
windynini windynini 9 years
I agree, red colored nails are a timeless look
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 9 years
I have red on my nails now and I love it, they make me feel feminine. I hate to have nails that go past my finger tips though.
TiffanyNicole TiffanyNicole 9 years
So 50's I love it!!
killa415 killa415 9 years
heart it
JustMe21 JustMe21 9 years
Very cute.
sugarbecky sugarbecky 9 years
I always want to paint my nails, but I'm worried it'll chip or stain them when I'm ready to go back natural. I might still give it a try, it is super cute. I guess I'll have to change my toes from hot pink to red as well...
goodbyekitty goodbyekitty 9 years
I love my nails short and I love red so... perfect!
brenababy brenababy 9 years
I love this look!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
I don't like when they chip though.
LyzzNY LyzzNY 9 years
so can anyone suggest a nice tomato red nail polish?
Chica8a Chica8a 9 years
short and red is good long and red is bad
jessy777 jessy777 9 years
I have short red nails now. I recently had a craving for red nails and I never keep mine long. Good to now my inner beauty instincts are not a faux pas.
LisaK LisaK 9 years
I love this!!
yui1004 yui1004 9 years
def a good look!
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
Me lurve this trend!!
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