Monday, September 8, 2014

#pressrelease from @essiepolish for #nyfw Nanette Lepore’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection was inspired by both the California coast and the south of France in the 1960’s. Taking inspiration from the free-spirited vibe, Julie Kandalec for essie created a gradient nail for the hands that was reminiscent of the way the sea water rushes to the shore by using shades blanc and mint candy apple. She tied the look together by applying a solid coat of mint candy apple on the toes. essie nail products used: • first base base coat • blanc • mint candy apple • good to go top coat Get the look (hands): 1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails 2. Next, apply two coats of mint candy apple 3. Once dry, dip a makeup sponge in blanc and blot polish over the tip of the nail 4. Then, take the makeup sponge and gently press halfway up the nail creating an opaque gradient away from the tip; less blanc pigment should be applied the further up on the nail you go 5. Follow with good to go top coat *Expert tip: use a piece of wax paper as a palette instead of applying polish directly to a cosmetic sponge for greater control of the color



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