Nail art is not going away anytime soon, but the hottest trend of the moment (and one that will continue through spring, if the runways are any indication) is more subtle, minimal art.
I love this trend for a couple of reasons. First, it’s something you can do yourself — even if you’re a total nail art novice. Second, you can pull off this trend if you’re 13, 30 or 60. It’s understated enough to wear to the office (even a conservative one), but is so much more exciting than wearing a solid hue.
My latest look is pictured above. I did it in minutes. After applying a base coat, I painted on two coats of Flower Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in Bluebell of the Ball, $4.98 (Flower is Drew Barrymore’s newish beauty line. The Nail Lacquers are the latest addition to the brand. Definitely worth trying at this price point. The colors are seriously great.) Next, I used a toothpick dipped in a taupe hue (Flower Nail’d It Nail Lacquer in Don’t Be a Wallflower, $4.98) and swiped either a horizontal or vertical line down each of my nails. The lines aren’t totally perfect, which I think is OK. After letting the polish dry for a few minutes, I finished with a quick-dry top coat.