Tuesday’s #NailCall: Patterned Up

Rachel Nussbaum
Tuesday’s #NailCall: Patterned Up
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We’re sensing a pattern in this week’s #NailCall, and it’s patterns: paisley, graphic or striped, there were more themes than in our high school English curriculum. Fortunately, they’re a little more modern than that with neon colors, high-contrast hues and the odd matte finish, and so attention-getting that there’s no need for Sparknotes. That is, unless they’re on how to achieve such flawless finishes, in which case give them to us immediately.

Other than our need for top-notch nail art skills ASAP, one other thing’s apparent from this week’s roundup: a clean basecoat is key to helping patterns shine. From pastel blue to hot pink, keeping the bottom line simple holds a common theme through the nails and brings the whole picture together–a main idea we can get behind. Try it yourself or show off your original work by tagging @BeautyHigh with the hashtag #NailCall for the chance to be in next week’s roundup!

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This week's #NailCall is pink and bright!

It doesn't get much better than ice cream on a summer day, except for when you pull a @misspopnails and have the ideal nails to match.

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Pink and orange aren't the most typical color pairing, which is why they look so great and unexpected when they're put together: Examples include @theglitteryblog and Emma Stone circa 2011 (red orange, but we'll take it).

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Shark week may be over, but it lives on in our hearts and on @bariiitweets' nail inspiration. Just shark-y enough to work.

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We're seriously craving everything in this photo, but especially @christenecarr's merlot manicure.

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@Dropout_nails' manicure makes us think of popsicles, and though we were always more of an ice cream sandwich kind of girl, this is making us rethink.

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We're feeling @sabzmasih's paisley-ish pattern, and the way she both let it takes the spotlight and didn't let her other nails go completely boring with neon yellow polish.

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We didn't know it could get much more fun than turquoise polish, but @theaugustawind added glitter and proved us wrong.

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We're dying for @kahnesgal82's moody blue base coat, and the stormy purples kick it up that artistic notch.

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Hot pink polish is pretty girly, but @nananailpolish dared to take it a step further with multi-colored glitter. It's unabashedly, all out feminine, and we love it.

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@Rikki_see's pattern is so intrinsic, we'd rather just continue gaping in awe than attempt to try it out. We're guessing these are some awesome nail wraps?

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