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Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Summer Nail Trends: Nail Art Goes Retro

Nail Art Designs featured in Teen Vogue

Last Thursday, when I was sitting at the salon waiting for my hair to dry, I stumbled across some interesting Nail Art designs from Jin Soon Choi in the March issue of Teen Vogue.

Trends come and go, we all know that.  All in all, it's the same trends - really.  And, this summer were flashing back to the 80's with bright neon colors, graffiti nail art along with black and white retro lines.

Tip from Choi: Experiment with different polish colors.  High Contrast shades will look best! 

Nail Art Designs in Teen Vogue

 Nail Art Designs in Teen Vogue

Tip from Choi:  This look is Bold.  Rather than spelling out your name, use random letters.  It's cooler. 

Nail Art Funky Designs

This is one of my favorite designs.  The bold white stripes on black immediately caught my attention. 

Tip from Choi: Visit a beauty supply store to buy white striping tape used in nail art.  That way, the lines on the black polish will be perfectly straight.

Tip from Steph: My favorite nail art pens are super easy when creating this look.  As long as you have a steady hand for straight lines, you'll have no problems with the pens.  Otherwise, the striping tape Choi suggests works out great also. 

Nail Art Design Two Toned Stripes

In a few days, I'll be recreating a few of these looks.  So, make sure you stay tuned.

What do you guys think?  Which ones would you like to see?

Tags: summer, trends, nail art

Posted by Steph at 03:06:am
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vesper said on Mar 8th, 2009 4:25 am
My faves are the last two looks...I love the stripes! I wish I could see the detail on the second look, it seems really interesting and confetti-ish.
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Steph said on Mar 8th, 2009 5:04 am
Hi Vesper, Those are my faves too! I've been messing around with them today and their actually fairly easy! :)
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avroys said on Mar 10th, 2009 8:56 am
These are so cool! I can't wait for your demonstrations with the nail art pens. My sister is coming to visit from Aus and bringing me a set of Migi nail art pens for my birthday. With the inspiration of these pics I can't wait to start decorating my nails! Sally Hansen seems to withdrawing from South Africa - can't find their new products anywhere :-(
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Steph said on Mar 10th, 2009 12:15 pm
HI Avroys, Oooh, that sounds like fun! It's so fun messing around with the pens! That's such a shame that Sally Hansen products aren't available :( I don't know why they do that!
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Kathryn said on Mar 12th, 2009 1:40 am
I'd love to see more of the second one, with multi-color stripes. Would you use an eye-liner sized brush in regular polishes?
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Betty said on Mar 12th, 2009 10:22 am
Please post how to do the second look. It looks like modern art! I tried doing something like this once using toothpicks to paint steaks of polish in different colors, but it didn't look nearly as awesome. Oh, and I looovvveezzzz your blog.
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gabby said on Mar 24th, 2009 9:50 am
Love Love these! Trying them immediately. Can't wait to get off work. Headed to the nail salon n beauty supply!
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Steph said on Mar 24th, 2009 11:37 am
Hi Kathyrn, Yes! I have a nail detailing brush and it's as thin as a eyeliner brush. To do this look, I would suggest acrylic paint over nail polish. its so much easier to work with. Hi Betty, Aww, thanks so much! I'm actually attempting to do the second one - it's the hardest of the four. Hi Gabby, Yah!! Let us know how they turn out :)
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