When we’ve left our tween years, we often bid farewell to anything outrageous; no more tangerine hair highlights, blue eye shadow or rainbow nails. But this is not the case when it comes to nails. In fact, many Hollywood superstars are sporting funky manicures no matter their age. From nails with alternating colors to brightly painted acrylic talons, here’s our guide to outrageously cool and creative manicures at every age and life stage.
Copy Chloe Moretz and paint nails in soft and sweet shades like mint. This color perfectly complements clothing in black, white and even other brights like pink and lemon.
Get the Look: Try a polish in pastel green
Baby Got Black
Take a cue from Kelly Osbourne and polish those digits with just a hint of rebel by donning pointy black tips. Add even more vixen to your mani with streaks of silver or subtle sparkle.
Get the Look: Try a crackle polish in silver or black
Green with Envy
Rock a manicure in a dark vampy green shade like Jessica Alba or go for shiny metallic in dusty shades like gray and oceanic colors like turquoise, sapphire and swamp.
Get the Look: Try a polish in emerald or grassy green
A blush or rose colored pink is the perfect way to add some sass and spice to a formal or neutral outfit. Follow Jennifer Lopez's lead and add this girly and flirty shade to your cache of cosmetics.
Get the Look: Try a gel polish in pink or magenta
Elle Macpherson knows that growing old doesn’t mean giving up fun trends and she rocks a black manicure alternating with one silver painted ring finger. Try this mani if you want to bring attention to a sparkly ring or just want to add a playful rocker twist to your goth nails.
Get the Look: Try a magnetic nail color in gunmetal or a chrome polish in dark gray
Caught Red Handed
Fire engine red is always a showstopper on fingers skimming a book at the beach or softly patting seaside sand. Bonus: ruby red looks equally alluring on toes. Pull a Christie Brinkley and paint those fingernails scarlet to heat up your summer.
Get the Look: Try a long-lasting red polish with a super shiny topcoat