These 8 nail looks really inspired me, from the beautiful new shades, to the textures/nail art to the new concept of a nail stain!
What do you think?
1. For Norman Ambrose, Candice Manacchio fashioned different manicure looks to go with high glam 1960's pieces. In this one, pictured, above, she used CND Colour in Flashpoint iced with Sheer 24K Sparkle Effect for a funky French tip.
This artful manicure was shaded using an airbrush tool, but can be re-created at home using CND Colours in Midnight Sapphire and Anchor Blue combined with Inkwell and topped with Air Dry Top Coat while wet for an ombre finish.
I love this blue shade with the almond shaped nails. To get this look at home, try the brand new CND Shellac in Asphalt, which guarantees mirror shine for two whole weeks.
She created a reverse half moon manicure, with a "stair step" (meaning the false nail sits slightly higher than the nail plate - creating that extra "pop" for the catwalk) holographic glitter tip, in a pointed almond shape.
For the glitter tip, she used Diamond Geezer and a holographic shade that was custom mixed for Betsey, and added a diamond stone to the curved base of each tip. Union Jack Black was used on the actual nail - creating the reverse half-moon that almost had a "bruised" effect.
Always wanting one more "wow" factor for Betsey, she added a nail piercing with black baby safety pin.
8. At 3.1 Phillip Lim, Angi Wingle designed "Rain Coat" manicures to match see-through jackets on the runway.
The designer wanted the manicure shade to mirror the flesh tone underneath the nailplate, so CND custom-blended a nail stain using drops of CND Colour in Raspberry Parfait and Guava mixed with Speedey Top Coat.
*Images courtesy of CND and Butter London.