The 6 Best Nail Ideas of 2013 (Did You Try Them All?)

by Petra Guglielmetti

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This has been a good year for nails, I think. Following on the heels of nail-art-crazy 2012, 2013's manicures were a bit more mellow but still very stylin'. Here are my six favorite nail ideas we've featured here this year.


1. Modern metallic-tipped French manicures, like this one on Lily Collins (above).

2. Jin Soon Blue Iris--basically the best bright-blue polish ever invented (modeled here on Beth's pretty hands and feet).
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3. Squoval tips instead of square--they're not as out-there as trendy stiletto tips, but they still feel new and chic. We saw this set on Katharine McPhee.
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4. Layered iridescent polishes, like we saw on models at the Tadashi Shoji spring 2014 show (here's the how-to).
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5. Dark vampy colors year-round--I modeled my favorite, Essie Wicked, for you.

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6. Classic cherry-red, which we discovered really can never be topped (all the cool girls wear it as their signature shade).

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What's the nail idea you've loved most in 2013? Try anything new and exciting?

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