2011 Spring/Summer Fashion Nail Trends… Get Excited!

The time has come, friends. I have the fashion nail trend report for 2011 Spring/Summer…


The 70’s take center stage again this season in fashion.  I’m talking Bellbottoms, White Blouses, Flip Floppy Sun Hats, Maxi (long, floor length) Dresses, Wedge Sandals, High Waisted Pants, Stripes and Hot Pants Yes, I just said Hot Pants are back.












“So, Jenny.  What does this mean for my Nail?”  you ask.  Lets break it down.

Bright’s will be bright this season with bold Primary and Secondary colors.  So fun!


Deep. Dark. Rich. These colors are the perfect look when your feeling confidently dark.


Dark’s are absolutely an option in the warmer months.  Go with Deep, Rich colors like Burgundy Reds, Dark Beige’s and straight up Black.





Find that polish that matches your skin tone perfectly for the hot new trend "The Mannequin" look.




Neutrals are all about the Flesh Tones.  Pick a Peach color or one that matches your skin tone perfectly giving your nails the “Mannequin” look.



NYC Fashion Week: Day 2

Jason Wu

Jason Wu’s theme this season was very much about Royalty, Luxury and Antique beauty.  The show was designed with chandlers and a golden framed runway.   The fashion was lace, crystal and accessorized in gold.

CND worked for weeks on the nails and came up with such a beautiful look by layering different polish colors.

A regal blood-red base (one coat of Dark Ruby and one coat of Bloodline) with a brushed Gold Chrome tip in a sleek, elongated almond shape made for the ultimate finishing touch.Jan Arnold cnd

I absolutely LOVE this look!  It is gorgeous and can be done by your Manicurist.  Such a perfect look to add a glamorous feel for your next big night out.

Grounding.  Confident.  Luxurious. Royal.

Would you wear this nail style?  Vote It!

[photos by Jennifer Graylock-Graylock.com/www.cnd.com]


NYC Fashion Week: Day 1

NYC Fashion Week:

Day 1

Irina Shabayeva

Photo by Jennifer Graylock-Graylock.com/CND.com
Irina Shabayeva was the winner of Project Runway last season. You might remember her signature cut-outs. Her collection during NYC Fall Fashion Week was a lot about bright color and texture. Her designs look like Spain. Using blue, red, black and white.

Irina accessorized with Spanish looking hats and platform boots. Her intricate cut-outs were beautifully placed on classic looking jackets and tops. My favorite was the comfortable and sexy knitted sweaters.


Now, for the nails.. CND’s Jan Arnold explained in her blog:
“medium length, almond-shaped nails in cool white with ice-spiked shards and jet black nails with patent-leathered fringe for texture.”

Leather fringe on the nails?! I love it!

“Wild Fire” CND Shellac – Oo La La

“Wild Fire” CND Shellac

A gorgeous red you ask? But of course!

“Wild Fire” is most definitely the hot Customer Pick this week.

Stand true to that perfect red that makes you feel so sultry and sexy for your up and coming Valentines Day.

Red, also adds a boost of confidence and power. Oo La La.

OPI “DS Classic” – Oh.. It’s sooo classic alright. Love. Love. Love.

OPI’s “DS Classic”

Nudes. Neutrals. Sheers. Beige. All the colors of the trend-bow right now.

I felt as if my Mani needed to be “in trend” this week, so I went towards a Nude color, then I saw this!!!

Nude with diamond-y sparkle… Oh sooo perfect.

Don’t rule out Nudes if you are wanting some flare this week. You may end up finding a win-win color. Especially if you are needing a color that is very grounding, reliable, and represents wealth this week.

Play and Enjoy,

Apply’ed Beautiful’s
Jenny Hansen | Modern Manicurist

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Brisa Gel Nails + An amazing client

Pink and White Gel Nails using CND’s Brisa Gel System.

Beautiful & Classic!

With Love,

Apply’ed Beautiful
Jenny Hansen

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“Fedora + Hot Chilis” by CND Shellac. Layering Colors.

I am so excited about this new color combo.

By “layering” two different Shellac colors, I am able to create some amazing and unique colors.

One coat of “Fedora” plus one coat of “Hot Chilis” = this amazing color!

Keep it in mind and ask your Nail Professional about the colors you can achieve with Layering.

With Love,

Apply’ed Beautiful
Jenny Hansen

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