For a fresh take on the classic nude manicure, this season's flesh and peachy tones got updated with subtle textural elements, says CND style director Jan Arnold, whose team of nail artists were backstage at Monique Lhuillier, Marc Jacobs, and Jason Wu. "This spring, the new 'griege' nail is a pale peach porcelain cream, aged in different ways—high shine for luxe perfection, iridescent, or with a satin finish," explains Arnold. She recommends layering CND Effects polish in Perfectly Bare Shimmer over their Perfectly Bare lacquer: "It's like lip gloss for nails!"
DARK & STORMY
Spring's deeper palette extends to new shades of blue, red, and berry. We're loving the oxblood nails seen at Jason Wu (CND Colour polish in Veronica), and the lacquer is one of five limited edition colors in CND's spring Jason Wu collection.
At Diego Binetti's S/S 2011 show, CND embellished nails with custom designed jewels, stones, pearls, and beads, transforming them into gorgeous cocktail rings. For cool DIY nail art, try OPIBlack Shatter, a black top coat that creates a crackled effect when applied over dry polish.