Friday, September 21, 2012

??Question Honey??: New Nail Trends.. Professional or Unprofessional??

Hey Fashion Honey's!! I was recently asked whether the new nail trend of graphically designed nails and the latest, pale or neon color craze can be professional enough to wear to work. I looked at some of the latest trends and I wanted to poll your thoughts. As some of you already know, I like to keep it basic most of the time with a Shellac Gel Manicure, but there are some instances where I want to let my inner leopard out and I would illustrate it with Sally Hansen's stick on nail designs.

Exhibit A (below): Illustrates the latest trends on the scene and styles in which may not be considered "corporately" professional yet are sooo professional in the streets! LOL!!
In Trend Nail Designs

Exhibit B: Illustrates what is traditionally accepted in our work culture. The whole french mani, nude and blush based colors. I called them "Human Resource" nails. Nails acceptable by the work ethics code book (HA!)
Human Resource Nails

Do you see the severe contrast? Today's nails provide quite the variance to that of which is usually considered professional or "corporately" acceptable. The quite so trendy persona in us that seeks to thrive from a little uniqueness in the office need not fear... I have put together some trends that are in style but do not walk the fine line of unacceptable. I call them nouveau professional nails. They are the trends that keep your nails looking cool from the boardroom to bar. They are chic, youthful and really trendy. As long you keep them bi-dimensional- they are always acceptable. Check my choices out below:
Professional Nails

I know, some of you are shaking your heads and saying.. snakeskin print? seaweed green with a gold crescent?? Really? - To ease your concerns.. - Yes, really. These styles and colors are safe and do not cause to much of a distraction.. well maybe a little.. all of the ladies would love to know where you got them done of course..LOL..

 For those of you who may work in a more relaxed environment, you obviously are not bound by the same code of work ethics as some in a restricted environment. If that is the case and you would like to try some of the hottest trends for fall and what has been seen on the runways of fashion week 2012, check out these cool color selections and designs below:
New Colors for Fall

I am so in love with Nars and YSL. They have the best nail colors. If I don't want to break the bank I am also cool with using Sally Hansen or L'Oreal. If you are going to attempt to try to do your own manicure, I always suggest giving your hands the spa treatment and using a paraben free moisturizing lotion from @EOS. the next step is taking a small wash cloth and soaking it in water and microwaving it for 45 seconds. It makes your hands feel soo smooth. Then, I get nail polish remover and wipe off each of my fingernails to ensure no residue from the lotion was left in my nail bed and then I get to work cutting hang nails, cleaning my cuticles and applying my clear base coat. Everything else is pure knowledge. Check out some of the cutest nail tools to use when you are ready to do your own manicure:
Cool Nail Tools

SO let me know ... what do you think? Were the choices for my nouveau professional nails too risque'? Do you think they walk the line- or do you think that they are too safe? I look forward to your thoughts!

 Thanks for tuning in!

 Fashion Honey

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You hit the NAIL on the head with this post.... So true about the Human Resource nails, because anything else for work would be unprofessional... Except certain colors are ok for fall ( deep burgundy, and dark purple and pumpkin).


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