Tuesday’s #NailCall: One-Polish Wonders and Graphic Designs

Rachel Nussbaum
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Tuesday’s #NailCall: One-Polish Wonders and Graphic Designs
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Even as we’ve kept on chugging, we’ve been feeling a bit of nail art fatigue, searching for looks that feel fresh and less tapped-out. And as it happens, those are the very ones we’ve been avoiding: single polish looks, or those that veer artsier with clean, graphic black lines. This week’s #NailCall proves the point, with most of you going for some variation on the trends. Nail art is fun, but there’s something to be said for the clean, well-done look of one color–they’re more of a well-focused statement than a distraction, and it’s always better to say more with less.

Nails are increasingly considered an accessory, and it’s the same as with a well-made bag; simplicity lasts, while overdone fads quickly fade away. Then again, that’s the joy of nails! They’re not usually what we’re laughing at in old photos of ourselves, if we can even see them (it’s our hair). Feel the same, or think nail art will pull a Terminator and be back? Submit your own looks by tagging @BeautyHigh with the hashtag #NailCall for the chance to be featured on our site next week!

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Find out who was included in this week's #NailCall!

This week's trends were both perfectly exemplified by Nananailpolish, who chose to outline a bright, eye-catching turquoise with a graphic black line, almost like a reverse French nail. It feels fresh, and we're in love.

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After so many seasons of complicated nail art, Pillowmintb's Barbie-esque pink is a welcome change.

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We're not going to lie: with all the wine and nude colors this season, we've missed the pink, sparkly polish of yore. Prettygossip gets it.

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Then again, we'll always love nail art that we can actually do, like Thatgenevieve's fun patterns and symbols. Plus, the reddish-orange base color looks great with her skin.

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Now this is what we meant by graphic. Almost three dimensional, Dropout_nails' look is infinitely eye-catching and puts the "art" in nail art.

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You can't go wrong with black, gold and white, but Theglitteryblog shows just how right it can be.

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Even with just the one color, _Allthatjazz_'s purple is so multi-dimensional that it's anything but boring.

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Funnyfacects's cute look is great for tricks, and we're especially loving the "French manicure gone bad" black tips.

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Designs_by_eve's look is great because even though it looks complicated, it's really not: leopard spots are so abstract that the messier, the better (to a point).

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It quite doesn't fit with either trend, but Tayloringold's look is too cute to pass up. We're loving the Mod art tributes, and the white keeps it chic.

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