The success of this trend perhaps comes from how easy to achieve and subtle it is.
Instagram has made fashion and beauty more visible than ever. Everyone is privy to the know-hows of the perfect eyeliner and the importance of a statement piece in your wardrobe. For monsoon 2018, mismatched nails are flooding the feed of nearly everyone on instagram. If you were one of those 12-year-olds who painted their every nail a different colour and realised it wasn’t as cute anymore when you were 21, then this is a good time for you. The boundaries of fashion and beauty are pushed and extended every year and with mismatched nails people have not just explored different colours but also textures, patterns and shades too.
Whether it’s choosing colours that work together well or choosing one colour with a different texture, this trend welcomes all innovation. Beauty bloggers are also choosing colours that have a running theme — instagram user @unicorns_inq says, “Saw a post that really inspired me to mismatch my nail polish but I had no idea what colours to use… I found a blog post with this combo (blue, light pink, bright pink, white) inspired by the Grand Budapest Hotel poster.” Even the instagram handles of salons all over the world have been swept by this trend — @wayviesalon on instagram captioned her mismatched manicure with “Get creative and show your individual style with mismatching!”
The success of this trend perhaps comes from how easy to achieve and subtle it is. Some of the most popular combinations to play with are: pastel shades, reds and oranges, different hues of pink and many more. You can now nail your creativity and encourage the 12-year-old in you with mismatched nails.