While the vast majority of Canadian beauty lovers are currently sporting gloves, there’s nothing quite like a wintertime manicure to brighten your fingertips. Although the season of punchy pastels is still a few weeks away, Winter 2017’s nail art looks are equally refreshing and stylish. Whether you have a special occasion in mind or you simply want a simple mani which brings you through the week, we’ve curated a few key ideas to inspire your nail goals.
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Experiment with playful polka dots: For a youthful take on the season’s polka dot manicure, try polishing four out of five fingertips with nude nail polish (such as this Sand Tropez shade by Essie). Next, lend yourself a finishing touch by accessorizing your nude nails with dots of bright blue. This particular nail look involves tiny pops of Essie’s Poolside Service. Meanwhile, try painting a single fingernail with the blue shade, for a contrasting effect against the nude.
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Turn to mauve shades for a soft, feminine effect: With natural-looking mauve shades quickly making waves in the world of beauty, try incorporating this shade into your nail statement. Try taking your cues from this Zoya nail look, and paint your nails with a soft shade of au naturel mauve. Accent a single fingernail with pink glitter, for a striking effect which is perfectly party-ready.
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Capture the season’s striped nail with black and blush shades: For a trendy take on winter’s bold striped nails, try a glossy jet black nail polish. Next, accessorize the gleaming fingernails with single stripes of pale blush pink, painted across the top of each nail. Whether you’re hitting the party circuit or looking for an all-week manicure solution, this trend just may do the trick.