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NYFW Inspired Nails from Alice and Olivia, Essie

It was an enchanting night for those in attendance at Alice + Olivia’s Fall 2014 fairy tale themed presentation at New York Fashion Week. The ethereal detail and sophistication of the designer’s collection was reflected on the nails.

New York based nail artist, Simcha Whitehill, also known as Miss Pop Nails, teamed up with Essie and executed this tiara French tip and bejeweled half moon beauty. The nail team used Licorice ($8.50) and Good as Gold ($8.50).

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Photo Credit: @misspopnails, Instagram

To recreate the girly yet mysterious design, I used China Glaze’s Liquid Leather ($5.99) as a base and Elf Cosmetic’s Pot of Gold ($2.00) and a dotting tool to apply the perfectly placed dots.

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What do you think of this manicure? Let me know in the comments below!

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NYFW French Tip Nails Inspired by Essie

Simple, smart, and cool fashion choices were displayed at Rebecca Minkoff’s fall show at New York Fashion Week. The designer’s collection was filled with feminine and masculine elements that also showed up on the nails and created a bold twist on a classic French tip manicure.

Nail guru, Michelle Saunders, for Essie used Bahama Mama ($8.50) as a base and Midnight Cami ($8.50) on the tip for the runway look. I recreated the design using the same shimmery blue polish and instead made due with Essie’s Bordeaux.

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What do you think of this manicure? Let me know in the comments below!

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NYFW Inspired Negative Space Nail Art From Essie

At Opening Ceremony’s fall show, negative space nail art held its own. Naomi Yasuda for Essie created a design to harmonize with the designer’s collection inspired by Belgium.

I recreated the look using Scotch tape on a dried base coat.

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To match the original design which included Essie’s Aruba Blue ($8.50), I used  Wet ‘n Wild’s Save by the Blue ($2.29).

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What do you this of this design? Let me know in the comments below.

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NYFW Inspired Nail Art from Prabal Gurung

A sleek and minimalist nail art look made a statement at New York Fashion Week. The design originally executed by nail legend, Jin Soon Choi, was created for a collaboration between designer Prabal Gurung and Sally Hansen.

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Photo Credit: Rachel Adler, Beauty High

Much of Gurung’s Fall 2014 designs were inspired by the beauty of Nepal. The country’s rich color palette resonated in Sally Hansen’s newest limited edition polishes that were used to make the look. The collection will launch in September.

To recreate the chic look of a nude base and a thin burgundy striped I used Butter London’s Flawless Base Coat ($19) and Essie’s Bordeaux ($8.50).

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What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments below. 

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NYFW Inspired Manicure Tutorial: Halo Nails

New York Fashion Week was nail art heaven!

From textured nails to sleek designed nail art and the occasional three-dimensional pieces on fingertips, manicures held their own on the runway.

A halo nail design showcased by Ruffian, particularly caught my interest and I recreated it.

Find out how to get the cat walk look.

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The platinum halo stands out behind a matte finish.

What you will need: Base coat, silver polish, top coat, black polish and matte top coat.

1. Prep the nail with a base coat. Apply two coats of silver polish on all the nails. Once dry, apply top coat.

2. Use black polish to paint an upside down U and fill it in to form the platinum halo on the top. Apply a matte coat on the black polish when it is dry.

Check out this six-second tutorial to see how this fabulous manicure went from runway to everyday.

What do you think of the halo manicure? If you try the design, let me know by tagging me on Instagram @nailartbysig! 

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