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The Nail Files - Spring Edition

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Christian Louboutin Ss16 Hawaii Kawai I - Limited Edition Inspired by his 2016 spring collection, Christian Louboutin has designed this keepsake box to evoke the opulence of vintage Hawaii.

Jill Thomas, Los Angeles-based manicurist whose celebrity résumé includes Kerry Washington and Anne Hathaway, says 2016 spring nail trends are light and bright. Above all, she says, they embrace simplicity – an embellishment here, a color block there – and underneath everything are the fresh, feminine colors of springtime that make us look and feel elegant. “It boils down to hand confidence,” Thomas says. “And healthy nails are always trendy.”

lauren b. Beauty Aire of Bel-Air
A less obvious color for spring, bold blues are the contemporary choice. The nontoxic, eco- and vegan-friendly formula by lauren b. is quick-drying and produces a chip-resistant, streak-free finish. $18 :: laurenbbeauty.com

JINsoon Sahara
Runway-ready nails for spring are whimsical in their understated glory. This desert-inspired nail topping garnishes any nude base in need of extra oomph. $18 :: barneys.com

Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer Ghost Edit
If looks could kill, this bottle would slay. Break up with the opaque, midnight colors of winter and fall in love with this semi-sheer, peachy-pink lacquer free of harsh chemicals. $18.
Available at Neiman Marcus, Fashion Island :: neimanmarcus.com

Christian Louboutin Ss16 Hawaii Kawai I - Limited Edition
Inspired by his 2016 spring collection, Christian Louboutin has designed this keepsake box to evoke the opulence of vintage Hawaii. Inside, three of his best-selling nail colors (Very Privé, Batignolles and Miss Loubi) come in a limited-edition miniature size. $90
Available at Christian Louboutin, South Coast Plaza :: christianlouboutin.com


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