Accent Nails 101

accentnailWhen it comes to nail art, there are dozens of different trends out there, but the Accent Nail trend is undoubtedly one of the biggest. Also known as a ‘party nail,’ an accent nail can quickly take your manicure from standard to sassy!

Here are a few tips on when the accent nail is an absolutely mani- must:

For the Nail Art Newbie –
Have a friend or family member who is a little hesitant to jump into the nail art pool? Accent nails are a great way for them to dip their toe (or finger) in to the world of Nail Art.  A lacquer based manicure with a coordinating accent nail wrap can act as a gateway into fully adopting nail art onto all ten digits.

For a Special Occasion –
Have an upcoming occasion that may call for a mani that is a little more subdued or simple? Maybe a wedding, or an interview for a new job? An accent nail is a great way to keep your nails ‘event appropriate’ yet not too ordinary.  Use a neutral or classic colored base for your manicure and then add that little extra pop with a tone on tone nail wrap. If the event is not too formal, you can go for the bold accent nail that features a contrasting color.

For making a Statement –
An accent nail can be a fun yet subtle way of making an announcement, declaring your allegiance, or sharing your fandom. Try a neutral colored manicure with either a pink or blue accent nail to make a baby announcement. Rock your schools primary color with a collegiate wrap accent to show which side you are on during rivalry week. You could even celebrate a holiday or pop culture event  – Jaws inspired accent nail for Shark Week anyone?!

These ‘reasons’ to try an accent nail are only a few of many, but really who needs a reason? In our book we think accent nails are a do pretty much all of the time! With a new catalog out for fall, we can’t wait to see what nail wrap you accent with!



Have you heard about Stylebox by Jamberry?

Stylebox by Jamberry is a monthly subscription service.  Each month you will get 1 catalog item, 1 Stylebox exclusive item, nail file and orange stick delivered to your mailbox.  Who knew Jamberry could make your mailbox more stylish?!

Stylebox by Jamberry This is what was in my mailbox this morning.  Orchid is still a big hit of the summer and is carrying over into the fall months. It is not too late to get this look. Simply visit take a quiz on your fashion style then decide how long you want your mailbox to visited by great fashions. August is the last month I can offer open enrollment. Starting September 1,2014 I will only have a handful of invitations each month. Don’t miss out on the fashions you want!

You do not have to take my word on Stylebox. Imagine my surprise when the blog I read, Sassy Moms in the City, had a post about it on July 29,2014. Read the review for yourself here: There is one thing I disagree with.  While it would make a great gift for the teenager in your life, women of all ages love Jamberry Nails and would love a monthly Stylebox by Jamberry. augstylebox