Sunday, 4 March 2012

Metallic Manicures

Sunday, 4 March 2012
Okay so my nails this week are ‘Vampy Vixen’, a gorgeous metallic green from one of Jessica’s most recent collections, Rebel Glam. 

Metallics have made a huge comeback recently, being sported both in fashion and on nails, by the likes of Vanessa Hudgens, Emma Roberts and Jennifer Hudson. The metallic look is really having a moment, proves Roberts in ice cool silver, Hudgens in gold, and Jennifer Hudson stepping out in regal-looking purple. 

Since the Autumn of 2011, the trend has grown in popularity among celebrities and civilians alike. Before, they would’ve been thought of as either something you would’ve worn to your school disco in the ’90s, or something futuristic only Lady Gaga herself could pull off. But the latest metallics on the market are more subtle and toned down than the bright shimmery tones you would’ve seen before, with luxe shades such as ‘Purple Edge’ and ‘Street Swagger’, again from the Rebel Glam Jessica Collection. Metallics have moved on from the garish and the marbled pastel colours of the past, to a much more hip, sophisticated status. It’s like a 70’s revival with a twist. 
Jessica Rebel Glam Collection

If you want to add a bit of an edge to your metallic manicure, why not try a #kellyfinger as I call it, to mix things up a little bit. First seen on the manicured mitts of Kelly Rowland on the X-Factor last year, Kelly showed us a way to spice up a standard manicure, with one finger painted a different colour to the rest. I think the Vampy Vixen green goes particularly well with OPI’s ‘Bring On The Bling’, giving the whole look more of a glitzy feel, with the glitter of the OPI shade picking up on the shimmer of the metallic in the other nails. 

The new line-up of metallics is set to be a big hit, especially with the fashion scene picking up on the trend too. London Fashion Week was awash with the shimmering metallic pieces, displaying a variety of ways to wear the look at the Topshop Unique S/S 2012 show. 
Metallics are back big time, so come hop on the beauty bandwagon with me! 

Chloé x
All of my manicures/pedicures featured are courtesy of the amazing Julie-Anne Forde. Follow on twitter @Thebeautyboxhx 

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