SS'18 Inspiration
Taking cues from accessories, travel, and our inspiring clients, our design process each season is always one of our favorite parts of our brand. Find out our artists' innovative inspiration behind the manis, as well as the top nail trends for spring.

Dreamy Glitters

Our shiniest nails are also our most feminine this season. Our artists custom-mixed pearly shimmers, lavender glitters, and soft golds to create sparkling showstoppers. Mabelyn Martin, Paintbox Associate Creative Director, designed High on Shine to have "tons of sparkle with a swoop of negative space to make this look a stunner." Anna Shinder, Paintbox Lead Artist, created On My Mind with custom glitter mixes, saying "glitter is my favorite accessory!"

SS'18 Inspiration

Minimalism in Motion

Sharp turns, graphic angles, and geometric shapes look instantly flattering when paired with sexy negative space. These new manicures are clear winners. For our two-toned Make Your Move manicure, Mabelyn was inspired by hand fans she saw in Chinatown. For the cool Graphic Content design, Anna took two super-classic nail looks (the French and the half-moon) and turned it into something fresh and modern. "Why have just one when you can combine them?"  

SS'18 Inspiration

Different Strokes 

We're all about unique combinations and texture contrasts, such as copper plus white and matte brights plus iridescence. The more surprising, the better! Mabelyn dreamt up both our Hot Shot design and Good Vibes manicure. "I love nude colors mixed with pastel glitters, as well as how matte finishes amplify bright primary colors," Mabelyn says. "Plus, a metallic brushstroke gives the design an unexpected sparkle."

SS'18 Inspiration