One of the most interesting ways to give authenticity to your retro outfit is to wear a vintage manicure.
Manicure was in the past more than a stylish element, causing a person even social status. Wearing a perfect manicure, message transmission in the time you do not take care of household chores as you can afford to hire financial aid.
Manicure nail in vintage form
The first indicator is the form of vintage manicure nails. If today, many women opt for angular style in the past, the desired shape was oval nails.
Almond shaped, which grew in popularity and today, as we see the trends in nails for the season autumn / winter 2012, require special attention to implementation and maintenance.
As the natural nail structure is altered significantly, oval nails are easier broken or chipped, something which we can prevent treatments for perfect nails.
Vintage Manicure nail polishes
In terms of shades, retro fashion dictate a preference for different shades of pink and red, and this because of the fact that the '30s or '40s shades lacked strong "spring" as we call them (even green was available) but warm shades of pink, peach, red or coral colors best compliment era clothing.
Companies such as Cutex magazine published the recommendations of shades depending on the special occasion were to be worn or social status.
While pink palette was recommended for a day look, darker shades of red and garnet were considered appropriate for the evening. Which has not changed much even today ...
When you want to try and nail you starletele worn vintage Golden Age of Hollywood, going out to a color palette that matches your skin type and avoid metallic colors or with sparkles. Especially if you want an authentic look ...
Models of vintage manicure
The most important change observed comparing the present with the nail in the past is found in the techniques and models preferred.
Vintage classic manicure
In this respect, it is considered a sign of high society in the late '20s and early '30s to paint only part of the nail, leaving crescent and tip intact. And despite the fact that this model is more complicated than you paint the whole nail technique finds its explanation in occupation age - typing.
However, there were some women who preferred a regular manicure, as we appreciate today, painting the entire nail, but those were considered extreme at the time.
Later, however, the late '30s, Helena Rubenstein became promoter nails painted in sweet classical style we know today, so we generate the time trends in nails.