Friday, June 24, 2011

Nail polish trend: singling one out

My first exposure to this trend was about two years ago when I saw Jennifer's Body (great movie) and noticed Megan Fox's nails painted all pink with a black middle finger.


I was smitten with the look's unconventional whimsy, so I thought I'd give it a try. My first attempt, was simply a direct imitation . . .


. . . But since then I've been experimenting with other colors and ideas to create my own look.

At the Red's game, my sister-in-law Jenn told me that she was interested in trying it and we discussed which finger to single out. Later she gave it a try with very cute results . . .


Soon after, I saw that some of my favorite bloggers had embraced the trend, but with glitter instead of a different color. Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere did some graduated glitter, calling it "Mermaid Nails" . . .

[Photo credit: Cupcakes and Cashmere]

And Elsie of A Beautiful Mess painted only her "Married Finger" with glitter for her wedding . . .

[Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess]

So, today, I decided to apply glitter to both of my ring fingers, and I love the look . . .

Photo on 2011-06-24 at 10.22 #2


The top coat I used (Cover Girl Boundless Color in "Disco Dazzle") has super huge chunks of glitter in it, so I think only doing one nail was a good choice in several ways: the glitter isn't too flashy or overpowering, and I only have to remove the big chunks of glitter from two nails instead of ten later (a plus since it's a bit of a pain to take off). I don't usually make fashion decisions for purely practical reasons, but I like when my decisions just work out to be practical. ;)

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  1. i love all the different pretty nailpolishes! i am so happy you bought that blue dress, it is SO cute... i just love it! i hope you will too!!

    <3 steffy

  2. the glitter ones look so pretty! I need to do my nails...

  3. cute look! I've never tried glitter on my nails.

  4. When I was younger, we always singled one nail out, mainly because we'd go get our nails done, and being young and broke, we could only afford one finger on each hand to adorn with designs. Still love it, and do it every now and then.

  5. I love this new craze and I can't wait to try some different colors and glitter!