There was a time long long ago when freshly manicured nails would in most cases include the clean white line of a French Manicure, but new age manicures and nail art have left the French Manis to the dogs, literally, Snoop Dogg.
Women are far more conscious of what they are painting on their fingertips these days. How else can we put it? Nails are having a serious moment.
The nail art trend has some serious staying power (because who really wants to go back to boring manicures?) and the beauty industry is seeing a boom in nail polish sales. In 2012, Americans spent $768 million on nail polish, which is a gain of 32 percent over 2011. 2012 really was the year of the manicure and according to one survey, an estimated 33 percent of women own at least 25 bottles of nail polish. Guilty as charged.
The good news is that with a booming industry, comes innovative manicure styles. WWD broke down the most popular nail art trends, the ones you spent millions on, and the ones that just about everyone can't get enough of.
Topping the ranks, shockingly, were sandy and matte finishes, followed by at-home gels, polishes that look like gel, and nail stickers.
Are you one of the women guilty of being lacquer obsessed? We sure are.