It's All About Metallic Nails!

05/23/2007 at 05:00 PM ET


The stylish way to keep cool down to your fingers and toes is to paint on an icy, metallic shade of polish like Mischa Barton, as seen in the June/July issue of StyleWatch. This summer, it’s all about metals in every shade—think metallic black like Hit Me With Your Best Shot from Lippmann Collection, $15 at, and the cool bronze of L’Oreal Paris Goldy Lucks, $5 at And Essie’s Loophole, $8 at, paints on like liquid mercury. So what’s the secret to rocking the metals? Before you go metallic, keep in mind that short nails look best — too much shine could be blinding — and skip the matching mani-pedi. To control the wattage of your shine remember that one coat of polish will be subtle, while coats two and three might have you seeing your reflection! Layer it on according to your mood — it’s the summer to shine.

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lilly on

i love that color for nails! i’m wearing black right now and thats like a mettalic black! i need to go get some for my self!!!

nanette on

Karl did metallic nails best this spring at Chanel. It’s an unexpected futuristic look that is very now. Silver/chrome and metallic black are best.

glad on

i’ll pass…i think i’ll stick to my pinks and real summer colors !

enigma on

Metallic seems cool, but I am not sure because I don’t wear nail polish or any make-up!?! But, don’t you need to have nice long-ish nails first in order for your polished nails to look good!! It seems as if Miss Mischa bites hers….I could be wrong???

Julie on

I actually usually don’t like polished nails when they’re longer . . . only a french manicure look on longer nails. I like polish for cute short nails. Just my opinion.

Bianca on

Okay everybody listen up cause i got somethin 2 inform u nanette! listen closely ok! ” U DONT WEAR BLACK NAIL POLISH IN SPRING/SUMMER time ok and if ur gonna do metallic pair it with a creamy color! dont go Goth on me now ok!

sophieb on

yes i am im wearing bronze nail polish right now with bronze sandals and are all set for the beach.I find that bronze sandals and bronze nails go very nicely with a black sequined katftan and a black bikini.Just dont opt for metalic black because its summer it may look fab in winter though.I would personally opt for gold or bronze shades in the summer. Silver shades are fine in my opinion for the summer but silver is more of a winter shade for me and will make you feel like an ice princess in the winter.Try and find your own metalic shade that will make you look stylish and futuristic.

kristi on

i love this trend. it’s perfect for summer and every where i go all the metalics are so cheap!:)

Jenn on

All I have to say is….um…!

angelika on

I think I’ll stick with summer colors!

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