Well it is without a doubt that our readers along with us prefer short square nails. They look so classy and chic. You can paint them any color, and decorate them anyway without them looking atrocious. Speaking of nail decorating, The Beauty Department posted an AH-mazing tutorial for half moon nails. Red has been sporting this look. It’s so easy to do!
Here are a couple of polishes that we are absolutely loving right now:
Essie’s Nail Polish in Lady Like – This color is from their fall collection and was actually inspired by Kate Middleton. Do you really need more of an explaination than that? Well in case you do, it is an amazing dusty rose color. It is perfect for pale skinned girls like myself.
Dive Bar by Essie – I wanted a dark nail polish to wear with my bright green birthday dress this weekend. I was thinking navy would look nice and not too matchy matchy. This color was perfect – it’s navy with turquoise/purple shimmer. Depending on the angle you look at it, the shimmer changes between turquoise and purple. Dive bar is what you’d get if you shoved a peacock into a bottle of nail polish. This is a great transition color from summer to fall.
Obviously we’re both addicted to Essie. But it’s so easy to find (we’ve found it at Walmart, Target, Kmart, CVS and Rite Aid!), and it seems to last longer than other brands we’ve tried. It is a little more expensive than, say Sally Hansen or other drug store brands, but it’s still cheaper than high end brands like OPI (which is usually around $9) or Butter London ($14 a pop). Essie is usually around $8, and Rite Aid sometimes has it on sale for buy one, get one 50% off!
What colors do you think look great on short nails?
Red & Pants