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One Of 2012’s Hottest Nail Trends: Mannequin Manicures

By Beautyblogger @crowscupcell

One Of 2012’s Hottest Nail Trends: Mannequin ManicuresPhoto Credit: We Heart It

Happy Monday, trend lovers! Nude “mannequin” nails make their return in 2012 with the emphasis being to closely match one’s skin tone (thus, the term mannequin hands). So what’s the idea behind this popular nail trend? By “blending together” the color of your hands and nails, you elongate your fingers. An added bonus? This color goes with any color or style of attire. (So it’s literally the perfect nail trend as anyone, any skin tone, or outfit can don it.) Personally, the idea of mannequin-esque hands freaks me out a bit. Perhaps because I consider my skin tone to be a little “pasty” and boring. But hey, I’ll try anything once — especially in the name of fashion — so bring on the flesh-toned polish. (If only my complexion could mimic that of a mannequin’s – my large pores, blemishes, and dull skin would be elated.)

Okay trendsetters, who’s ready to rock a mannequin manicure? Then head to your nearest beauty store and find a shade that closely matches your skin tone. Ones to consider:

Sephora by O.P.I ., Going Nude, Eh? $9.50

One Of 2012’s Hottest Nail Trends: Mannequin Manicures

Essie Nail Polish, Like Linen $8.00

One Of 2012’s Hottest Nail Trends: Mannequin Manicures

Revlon Colorstay Nail Enamel, Bare Bones $6.79

One Of 2012’s Hottest Nail Trends: Mannequin Manicures

Now go show those perfectly coiffed mannequins at Barny’s who’s fashion boss, polish enthusiasts, and display your ever-so-trendy mannequin hands with confidence…

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