Monday, November 11, 2013

Winter Nail Polish Trends: Metallics & Gemtones


(Note: This is a sponsored post for SheKnows Experts Among Us, the nails are all my own.)

To celebrate the launch of the new beauty counters at Kohl's in almost 300 stores, I've created 4 manicures in metallic and gemtone shades -- totally on-trend for winter. 



Shades: Dancing Queen & Chain Mail
(silver color with iridescent metallic finish & charcoal gray color with metallic finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
What better brand to choose for a trend post than ELLE?  Not only are their shades super fashionable, they are also available exclusively at Kohl's.  Here, I started with 2 coats of the dark gray on my whole nail and let that dry overnight. Then, I used painter's tape to mark the diagonal stripe and finished with 2 coats of the silver color. 
 
 


Shade: Amp It Up Amethyst
(violet purple color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
If you're trying to find a way to brighten up a gloomy winter day, look no further than your nails.  This rich purple shade is bright in sunlight, and takes on a cool edge at night.  For an extra pop, don't match it to your outfit. 
 
 
 
 
 


Shades: Gold N' Glitz & Shock It To Me
(gold color with metallic finish & magenta purple color with glossy finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
Nails are quickly becoming the star of the runway at Fashion Week, so here's a scene-stealing look: Jazz up a manicure with an accent nail.  It's the easiest nail art you can do.  Here, the gold and magenta colors are perfectly festive for the holidays. 

 


Shade: Sapphire Sophisticate
(cobalt blue color, metallic finish)

Cost: $$$

The Scoop:
I wear blue all year round, but I especially love it in the winter.  And I think it looks best on shorter nails.  This shade is a slightly darker, metallic version of Pantone's 2014 color of the year, Dazzling Blue.  It's the perfect cold weather hue!

3 comments:

  1. Pretty shades!

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  2. Do all Kohls have beauty products now?

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  3. Linda: Thanks!

    Susan: Yes, they have put beauty counters in over 250 stores. They even have special beauty dept shopping bags!

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