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by on April 8, 2011

The words boring and French rarely cross my lips, but when it comes to nails, we’re so over the subtle French mani (like, years ago). Nude hues are done and even the solid brights aren’t cutting it. We need more. We need sparkle. We need pizzazz! Enter the world of wild nails. You may remember them from middle school, but now they’re classy. Just like Katy Perry and Justin Bieber.


5 Nail Trends to Make You Sparkle

Katy Perry‘s line for OPI shimmies and shakes in all the right places, kind of like my teenage dreams. She’s got the season’s splash in her color palette: Black Shatter Polish. It’s a top coat you apply that cracks apart as it dries, leaving your nails looking perfectly chipped, almost tribally printed, with another hue peeking out from beneath.

5 Nail Trends to Make You Sparkle


Glitter Me Bieber:

5 Nail Trends to Make You Sparkle

Justin Bieber has his own line of nail polish, this we know I’m sure. Remember that One Less Lonely Girl collection for Nicole by OPI sold exclusively at…Walmart? Well, it’s actually pretty flippin’ sweet (this we weren’t as sure of). He’s got the glitter, the metallic, the multi-colored sparkle. Alright, ALRIGHT! I’m a Belieber.

5 Nail Trends to Make You Sparkle

Holy Holographic!

5 Nail Trends to Make You Sparkle

Photo from Temptalia

Milani has taken glitter to the next dimension: 3D Holographic. This color phenomenon is based on Holographic Image Technology that makes a very thin, bright, embossed metallic flake look like a rainbow. And it comes in a dazzling array of colors.

Fiesta Sparkle Gems:

5 Nail Trends to Make You Sparkle

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This party in a bottle is the culmination of all the Jewel FX nail polish Milani has created. The effect of it all somehow makes me want a shot o’ tequila.


Color Block Tip:

5 Nail Trends to Make You Sparkle

I took two hues of Milani One Coat Glitter and layered them like a thick French. Silver Dazzle on bottom, Purple Gleam on top. Razzle up good with any colors you desire – with this much glitter you can do no wrong.

Find all the Milani goods at your local drugstore. Now go get yourself some jazz hands.

Contributed by Jessica Lapidos

I impart my daily love of light layering, thick-as-thieves platforms and undiscovered fashionable gems. I love to turn a phrase, and in truth I'm a designer at werq.