Nail Design

NYFW A/W 2017: CND for Libertine

by Beth Livesay | February 14, 2017

The fall/winter inspiration for Libertine's show was Romanian gypsies and handwoven embroidery by Uzbekistani village women. CND partnered with the fashion label for the sixth season.

The nail looks included intricately hand-painted roses in vibrant shades of primary and secondary brights using Shellac and Vinylux. Roses were then “spot varnished” with Shellac top coat or left powdery-matte, while backgrounds were either liquid-lacquered with Brisa Gel or treated to replicate silk velvet. The artists adorned nails with thread, beads, Swarovski crystals, feathers, and yarn – creating everything from needlepoint embroidery to a modern shag Mohawk effect. Some nails featured golden chains and even dangling fringe reminiscent of Rastafarian dreadlocks. In total, CND’s renowned artists put in over 400 combined hours to produce the decorative nail looks. Nail designers included NAILS NTNA champions Lavette Cephus and Winnie Huang.

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See our complete A/W NYFW recap here.


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Mini Masterpiece Nail Art 2019: Urban Drama

Nail Design

Mini Masterpiece Nail Art 2019: Urban Drama

by Katherine Fleming

Congratulations to Jodie Rahaley, who took the top spot in this year’s Mini Masterpiece nail art contest after entering the two previous years. Her detailed, contrasting rendition of “Urban Expressions” by Michael Lang impressed the judges. Other beautiful entries ranged from the ever-popular Vermeer to Dali and Basquiat.

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