RECAP: The CND Daily Nail 9.11.11 Pretty Poison Manicures at Jen Kao

September 11, 2011 – CND is bringing you the trendiest manicure looks straight from the Spring 2012 catwalk! Today’s nails were dangerously beautiful, 70’s chic, and Brigitte Bardot-inspired.

Look, but don’t touch! For Jen Kao, Wanda Ruiz created “Lethal Love” diffused, gradation manicures that attract the eye with bold shades, but like a poisonous frog, have dangerous undertones. These four uniquely artful manicures were shaded using an airbrush tool, but can be re-created at home using CND Colours in Midnight Sapphire, Anchor Blue, Rouge Red, and Green Scene each combined with Inkwell and topped with Air Dry Top Coat while wet for an ombre finish.

Dean Quinn‘s 70’s-inspired collection of tangerine crush and mild mint pieces were accessorized with “Sunday at Studio 54” manicures designed by Wanda Ruiz using CND Copper Shimmer Effect on the whole nail topped with one coat of CND Colour in Putty and iced along the cuticle in CND Colour in Desert Suede. Nails complemented peachy bronze makeup and intricately woven basket hair buns.

At Joanna Mastroianni, Candice Manacchio fashioned “Luminous Lucite” tips using CND Colours in Desert Suede, Brilliant White, Ivory Coast, and Gold Shimmer Effect on the edges for an illuminated finish with texture.

At Kate Ermilio, Candice Manacchio designed “Baby Bardot” manicures in French pink with subtle, double moons using CND Colour in Creamy Cameo layered with Ice Blue Shimmer Effect. The first moon was created with CND Colour in Brilliant White, and the entire nail was covered with CND Colour in Washed Down White. A second, smaller moon was inserted using Brilliant White for a fantastically femme finish.

To read Jan Arnold’s daily backstage blog, visit http://cndfashionweek.com/Spring2012 and check out CND’s Fashion Week Tumblr at http://cndfashion.tumblr.com/

One Response to RECAP: The CND Daily Nail 9.11.11 Pretty Poison Manicures at Jen Kao

  1. Alicia September 21, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    I need the first manicure…amazing.
    xx
    Alicia

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