The Nail Trend You Literally Need To See To Believe

Do you ever walk into the nail salon without a clue what color you want? I do almost every time I decide to get a manicure (which is about every week and a half). I am very picky with the colors I like on my nails, what can I say?  My usual choices are black, white, any shade of blue, and occasionally red or pink.  This makes it extremely difficult for me to step out of my ‘color’ comfort zone.

This being said, as much fun as I think it would be to choose a color without even thinking about it, I just cannot part ways with my usual shades of “Chandler.” My go-to nail salon also does not have thousands of shellac colors like other envious salons do.  But when you form a bond with a particular nail salon, there is no going back. I know you girls know exactly what I’m talking about.  I am also a shellac girl. To me, it’s how to get the most bang for your buck.

As I scroll through my Instagram feed, I come across so many fun things to do with my nails. At first, it was hard to get past the whole stereotype that neon colors, designs, and having two different colors on your nails are childish or not of age. But then I thought to myself, “It’s summer, nails are only temporary, and I’m a girl who takes risks!”

I have a trip to Chicago coming up in a few days and even though I was sporting a solid Cubs blue, it was time to get them redone. The other day I came across a picture on Instagram where the ring and middle finger were painted a different color and had winking eyelashes painted on.  I love the eyelash/winking trend that has recently become popular so I quickly took a liking to this design.

As a child getting a design on your nails is just about the coolest thing you can do, right? Besides maybe having a pink or blue streak in your hair if your mom let you do that. Can you already guess that my mom never allowed that?  After seeing this mature, young adult design, I decided to try it out on my own. After all, I was the girl who stunned my friends one Christmas when I had a red bejeweled candy cane on my thumb. I chose white to offset the bluish/gray color I selected. After about 45 minutes, I was done and my nails turned out just the way I wanted! Two white winking nails on each hand.

What makes these fun nails even better is the fact that you can choose any two colors as long as they are complimentary of each other! White and orange, light pink and black, dark blue and light blue, the options are endless!  But if any of you ladies choose brown and black, or navy and black, we’re going to have to have a talk.

It’s also fun to show off your nails while drinking your favorite water (mine is TopoChico), reading a book, rocking your favorite purse, heck, even tieing your shoe!  From personal experience, girls compliment striking nails.  I just had a friend get neon yellow shellac on her nails and I just about had a heart attack because it looked so cool.


My advice to all my ladies out there reading this, try something new! There are so many creative things to do on Pinterest, Instagram, fashion blogs, and more! Inspiration is all around us, so step out of your comfort zone and try something new. I did!

Show us some crazy summer nails you rock! Show us on social media!  Don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista 

Your Go-To Date Night Romper

Now that summer is upon us, finding the proper outfit to combat the heat can be difficult. I’ll let you in on a secret ladies—comfort is key here. Whether you are being treated to a nice dinner, meeting the parents, or even going on a double date, the theme here is still the same. Take advantage of all the fun and vibrant colored rompers that are available during the spring and summer. Who doesn’t love to be the most colorful girl in the room? All eyes should always be on you, my loves.

From my experience, I have found all of my favorite rompers at local boutiques. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try out bright colors and different styles. Jumpsuits, two-piece sets, and rompers are all the rave this spring and summer. When trying on different colors, try and figure out which colors compliment your skin tone. Most girls play it safe and gravitate more toward neutral colors and avoid color altogether. This is a don’t when shopping for your date night outfit.  A color is what makes us unique.

If your skin tone is warm, your go-to colors are reds, oranges, golden yellow, orchid, and warmer greens and blues. If your skin tone is cool, your colors are emerald, royal blue, deep purples, bright pinks, and lavender. Don’t fret if you like a color that is not complimentary to your skin tone. This is what accessories are for. Dress up your outfit with colorful jewelry, a bright bag, or even just a bright lipstick. As you can tell, my skin tone is very cool and it takes me awhile to build up a tan over the summer. I chose an emerald romper but dressed it up with orange accessories. I also threw on some light pink sunglasses to add an extra pop of color.

The final touch is always shoes. With a colorful romper, your go-to is neutral sandals.  These neutral colors include black, tan, brown, white, or sand. Try to compliment darker colored outfits with black or tan sandals. The brighter the outfit, the more likely it is that lighter sandals will be your go to. The most important thing to remember when shopping is to not be afraid to try something new and out of your comfort zone.  Lastly, don’t forget lipstick!

What are some of your favorite date night outfits? Tag @Cfashionista and show us on social media!