Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.

Fresh Fingers: 2012's Raddest Nail-Art Trends

  1. Begin Slideshow
    2012-nail-art-trends-opener

    254

    SHARES

    11 comments
    See All Slides

    We've already shown you the 2012's hot nail polish colors, so now it's time to talk about our favorite subject: nail art. We paid close attention at fashion week in the fall, and we're ready to report our findings.

    As always, the designs backstage at the spring '12 shows ran the gamut from demure to outlandish, but overall, there were five stand-out trends for spring: Foiled Metallics, Freehand Ombré, Futuristic Lucite, Duo Tones, and Punk Rock Pretty. We spoke with four of the most influential ladies in nails — Deborah Lippmann, Butter London's Nonie Creme, CND's Jan Arnold, and OPI's Suzi Weiss-Fischmann — to find out which looks we're going to be rocking on our fingers this year. These gals are in the backstage trenches coming up with all those those dreamy designs, so you can bet they know a thing or two about what will be hot in 2012.Read on to get the scoop and learn how to translate the trends to your digits.

    Photo: Courtesy of CND
    Begin Slideshow

MORE SLIDESHOWS

Shopping

The One Bag To Invest In This Fall Is...

Narrowing down which new fall bag will become your wear-every-day standout is as tough as figuring out if you're doing chicken or beef at Chipotle (come on — you know that's hard). But, Etienne Aigner has made that handbag decision-making process a whole lot easier. Today, the NYC-based line launched its latest read

Skin care

10 Easy Ways To Get A More Even Complexion

I recently watched the movie Reality Bites, mostly because it’s rad and I have a (potentially unhealthy) obsession with the '90s (the music! the fashion!). But, let’s talk about one of the biggest takeaways from that film: Winona Ryder’s flawless, even-toned skin. Such porcelain perfection is almost impossible for us read