Colors, patterns, sparkles, ombré - cool nail art is everywhere this summer, and we're loving this method of self-expression. Nail art is like the microcosm of fashion! What do your nails say about you, where you're from, your hobbies? Below are some of the coolest nail art pics from the twitter feed and our (silly) guesses about the who, what, where behind these mini-fashion statements. We also included some really fun examples from our favorite blogs:
Occupation: Clothing boutique owner
Originally From: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Favorite Pastime: biking everywhere and finding great vintage stores
Occupation: Curator, MOMA
Originally From: Tribeca, NYC
Favorite Pastime: museum hopping
Occupation: Window Designer at Dylan's Candy Bar
Originally From: Alaska
Favorite Pastime: discovering new shades of blue from glaciers and summer skies (candy provides inspiration too :)
Occupation: Occupying Wall Street
Originally From: Upper West Side, NYC
Favorite Pastime: Making love... not war
Inkblot Nails via Love Maegan -for a psychology-infused fashion statement!
Galaxy Nails via A Pair and a Spare - for a night of star gazing :)
Tribal patterns via Honestly WTF - notice how they mimic the pattern of the waffle cone. Happy accident?
Originally From: L.A.
Favorite Pastime: being productive!
Love on Top Nails via All the Pretty Birds - so delicate yet playful.
Fabergé Egg Nails via Park and Cube - just plain fabulous!
See these and more on our Pinterest page dedicated to nail art!
Written by Christiana Lackner, graduate student in Interaction Design at Carnegie Mellon University, lover of beautifully and smartly designed things, member of the Casepops team.