Nailed It

 I wish I could say I was capable of giving myself a decent manicure. I have not yet learned to paint my right hand better than a 2 year old! Instead I head to my favorite nail salon, Polished, for a manicure and pedicure. Each season I find new colors and trends to try!

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My favorite colors of the moment are nudes and light blues. Nude is a classic understated look. There are both warm and cool nudes in all shades, so finding a complementary color to your skin tone is not a problem. Nudes are also great if you want to go longer between manicures.  Because the colors blend with your skin tone, its is not as obvious when your nails grow out. If you want something a bit more fun, look no further than mint and periwinkle! The icy blues are the perfection transition colors to take you from Spring to Summer.

Nail art seems to become more and more popular each season! I am typically a solid color kind of girl but lately I have been tempted to step out of my box.  Two of the most in style nail art trends are geometric patterns and negative spaces.  

Geometric patterns can be subtle or a bit crazier depending on the patter and number of colors used.  You can incorporate your favorite nail colors.  A subtle take on the trend is a geometric french manicure like in the first picture.   

Negative space nail art is my current favorite!  Negative space means that part of the pattern on your nail doesn't have any polish and your natural nails show thru.  The pattern possibilities are up to you!  For my next manicure, I plan on incorporating this trend with my favorite shade of periwinkle!!

What are your favorite nail trends?

Kara Krittenbrink


  1. I'm horrible at painting my own nails as well, I usually buy colors and bring them with me to the salon. Fun picks!

  2. I am so bad at it as well! I have to get my nails professionally done. I love the last picture the best - a little gold and glitter and I'm a happy gal!


  3. I've been trying for so long to get good at doing my nails but it sure is tough! Blue nail polishes are so fun, especially for the warmers days!