Spring Trend Alert: The Cocktail Manicure
The Cocktail Manicure and Everything You Need to Know About it
By Suzanne Roberta, MBA
As we head into Spring, the world of beauty is buzzing with new trends and styles. One such trend that is making waves in the beauty industry is the cocktail nail manicure. This trendy new look is a fun and playful way to add some excitement to your nails, and it's perfect for anyone who loves to experiment with different colors and styles.
So what exactly is a cocktail nail manicure, and how can you achieve this fun and playful look? In this week’s blog, we’ll be discussing everything you need to know about this exciting new trend.
What is a Cocktail Nail Manicure?
A cocktail nail manicure is a fun and playful way to add some color and excitement to your nails. This trendy new look involves painting each nail a different color, creating a playful and vibrant look that is perfect for anyone who loves to experiment with different shades and styles.
The key to achieving this look is to choose colors that complement each other and create a cohesive and harmonious overall look. Some popular color combinations for a cocktail nail manicure include:
- Pastel colors: This soft and feminine look is perfect for spring and summer, and can include shades of pink, blue, lavender, and yellow.
- Bold and bright colors: If you're feeling daring, why not try a combination of bold and bright colors, such as red, orange, green, and blue?
- Neutral colors: For a more subtle and understated look, try combining different shades of nude, beige, and gray.
How to Achieve the Perfect Cocktail Nail Manicure
Achieving the perfect cocktail nail manicure is easier than you might think. Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Choose your colors carefully. The key to achieving a cohesive and harmonious look is to choose colors that complement each other. Look for shades that are in the same color family, or choose colors that have the same undertones.
- Start with a base coat. Before you start painting your nails, it's important to apply a base coat. This will help protect your nails from staining, and will also help your nail polish adhere better.
- Paint each nail a different color. Once your base coat is dry, it's time to start painting! Paint each nail a different color, using a thin brush to carefully apply the polish.
- Finish with a top coat. Once your nails are dry, finish off your cocktail nail manicure with a top coat. This will help protect your nails and keep your manicure looking fresh and vibrant for longer.
The Benefits of a Cocktail Nail Manicure
So why should you give the cocktail nail manicure trend a try? Here are some of the benefits of this fun and playful look:
- It's a fun and creative way to express your style and personality.
- It's a great way to experiment with different colors and shades.
- It's perfect for special occasions, such as weddings, parties, and festivals.
- It's a playful and vibrant look that is sure to turn heads and get you noticed.
In conclusion, the cocktail nail manicure trend is a fun and playful way to add some excitement to your nails. Whether you prefer pastel shades, bold and bright colors, or neutral tones, this trendy new look is perfect for anyone who loves to experiment with different styles and colors. So why not give it a try and see how it can elevate your manicure game?
Our Favorite Look this Week - The French 75 Cocktail Manicure
For this ultra sophisticated look, we're choosing Organic Infused Gel Effect in White Lotus, paired with Organic Infused Glitter in French 75.
First, start with clean, bare nails and apply two coats of Brightening Base Coat to give the nails a bright look. Then, apply two coats of White Lotus polish, allowing 30 seconds in between to dry. Once dry, dab on French 75 glitter polish to the tips or the whole nail, or just one accent nail. This look is all about finding your unique style. After that, apply one or two coats of Diamond Shine Top Coat to seal the manicure.
French 75 is a cocktail made from gin, champagne, lemon juice, and sugar. It is also called a 75 Cocktail, or in French simply a Soixante Quinze. The drink dates to World War I, and an early form was created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris—later Harry's New York Bar—by barman Harry MacElhone.
How to Make It:
Ingredients: 1 oz Gin, 1/2 oz Lemon Juice, 2 Dashes Simple Syrup, 2 oz Champagne.
Preparation: Combine gin, syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Top with Champagne, stir gently.