Tuesday, 22 January 2013

2013 Nails

Nail Predictions 2013

2012 was a great year for nails, we literally saw everything; ombre, cracked effect, twists on the classic French manicure and were introduced to magnetic nails, an amazing technology that expanded the world of nail art. Colours were magnificent, we were treated to some spectacular bright bold colours, such as those in the NARS Thakoon collaboration but also some lovely neutral tones came on the scene, which were heavily featured in Essie’s Fall collection. 

But what will 2013 hold?!


Emerald is going to be a big hit, after being named Pantone’s colour of the year, everyone will want their nails a shimmering green.

Nudes and Neutrals still remain a classic look, but will be rivaled by soft pastel yellows.

Mango Orange and Hot Pink, 2013 will also see the return of the bold and beautiful, with a new orange set to be a summer favourite.

Art Trends

Matte finishes, from full nails to tips; matte is set to be the number 1 trend this spring.

Colour Blocks, last year we had to half-moon this year it is a very simple yet effective look.

Caviar Nail, as exquisite as it sounds, luxury for nails.

Diagonal Tips, French Manicures must be old news as this year it seems any tip other than the traditional white is in.

And finally, predicted to be 2013’s hottest trend…Leather Nails. I’m not too sure what I think about this yet, currently Nails Inc have a set that comes with mini skulls and bones, but I am excited to see how people use it.

My 2012 Favourites

NARS - Trouville
Chanel - Nouvel Vague
TBN – Fluro Yellow
China Glaze – Snow Globe
Essie – Case Study
O.P.I – The Man with the Golden Gun (007 special edition)
NailsInc – Spring Mews
Ciat̩ РCaviar Black Pearls


  1. This is seriously such a great post! I just did my nails a pale shade of lavender but you are already inspiring me to change it up! I love the idea of black leather nails or red leather nails! I also really love pastel shades right now like that baby blue chanel or the pale pink nars



  2. Great post! :D so informative and to the point which is just what I like!! :D I hate matte nails so Im not keen on that trend but I like the diagonal french tips! Whats caviar nails? www.cherrytruth2.blogspot.co.uk

  3. Colours are so beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog, I am following you now ;)


  4. I can not wait for the neons and pastels this spring!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  5. the nars colours at the top are such pretty colours! i want i want! :)

    Pipp xx


  6. loving this post! I can't wait to see what 2013 brings! Especially loving the essie and OPI brands at the moment!

  7. Loving this post - I really like the matte nails. Can't wait to give it a go!



  8. Excellent round up, I've also been hearing about nail gels or something? Something to do with gels or jelly I'm not entirely sure but apparently it's a whole new thing, Barry M have a range!

  9. I'm really looking forward to the Nails Inc. feather collection. Seems like an interesting concept! :D

  10. Loving the nail varnishes, they're so pretty! x


  11. amazing colours!!


  12. I really want to try leather nails! They look awesome x


  13. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog, I brought my letter 'f' from a german market. For someone who loves nail polish this post is great, Green is my favourite colour so I can't wait to be wearing it pearl, sparkly and any other which way I can! xx

  14. I loveeee that baby pink polish! Thanks for stopping by my blog girl :) Following now xoxo

  15. great inspiration!

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    ps. enter my new giveaway to win the UD naked basics palette, RT brushes and essie polishes! click here.

  16. I love the glittery green x


  17. what a great mix of nail trends! and oh my goodness at leather nails. that's the first time I've heard of that! can't wait to see how people do them.

    Metallic Paws- giveaway up on blog!

  18. I really want to try the leather nails look!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk