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When it came to their Bridal and Couture looks, the Michael Costello SS18 show at NYFW was the epitome of ethereal cool and romantic chic. With flowy fabrics and a floor to ceiling flower wall, the show embodied everything a bride could hope for. When it came to the nails, Julie Kandalec for essie created two looks meant to catch everyone’s eye. One, a hand-painted floral design, (which is no easy feat backstage) and two, a blush ombré. Each look really made quite an impression on nail art lovers everywhere, giving them inspiration for the season to come. For a look inside each design, follow along below to get the look!

get the look: blush ombre

  1. Start with first base base coat
  2. Apply two coats of imported bubbly on the pinky and ring fingers 

  3. Then apply two coats of penny talk on the thumb and index fingers 

  4. Paint middle nails with two coats of buy me a cameo
  5. Finish with speed.setter top coat

get the look: floral nail art

  1. Apply first base base coat
  2. Add two coats of topless & barefoot
  3. Using a thin brush, draw on squiggly curved lines to mimic petals with penny talk, grouping 
them slightly at the nail bed 

  4. Finish with speed.setter top coat

get the pedicure look

  1. Apply first base base coat
  2. Add two coats of topless & barefoot
  3. Finish with speed.setter top coat

 

products used

first base base coat

imported bubbly

penny talk


buy me a cameo

topless & barefoot

speed.setter top coat

 

Check out the hair created to accentuate these nails, here! Stay tuned for even more nail art inspiration from Fashion Week all around the world!