Looking to make a real fashion statement? Why not use your nails? These days it seems like the hottest trend around is using one’s nails as a canvas to reflect individual personalities. The nail art boom has seen stars such as Zooey Deschanel sporting nails painted with mini filmstrips and TVs to celebrate the Golden Globes.

If you’re looking to get into the act in a more subtle way, use a bright, “in your face” polish. Not only will it make your nails stand out, but the pop of color will be a happy distraction and energy booster throughout your day.

If you’re willing to be a little bolder, try the matte-shiny French Mani. It’s a different spin on a traditional manicure that’s created by layering a slightly darker matte pink shade on top of a glossy one. It’s a different look that’s on the glamorous side.

Mixing up the styles and colors of a manicure is also hot these days. You can do four fingers with one color and the fifth with sparkles, or perhaps use the same color for all nails but with different designs on each – some horizontal, some diagonal, and some vertical.

And if you really want to take a step out of your comfort zone, bejewel your nails with bling. Paint your nails gold and start piling on colorful embellishments. From clear crystals to neon beads, your nails are sure to catch the eyes of anyone who looks your way.

Whatever style you choose for your nails, have fun with it. If you are more conservative when it comes to fashion, start with the French manicure and try a new style the next time around.