The CND Daily Nail 9.8.11 Nearly Neon Coral at Wes Gordon

September 8, 2011 – Welcome back to The CND Daily Nail, where we bring you the latest and the greatest CND manicure looks straight from the Spring 2012 runway! Ringing in CND‘s 15 year anniversary at New York Fashion Week, the first day was filled with power nails, organic textures and oxblood manicures.

At Wes Gordon, Kristina Estabrooks crafted soft almond, nearly neon, coral “Power Nails” with two coats of CND Colour in Poppyfield to complement wispy teased ponytails and fresh faces to embody the height of ’60s SoHo sophistication. Toes were clean and neutral with CND Colour in Desert Suede. The namesake designer loved the edgy length of the nails and remarked that his vision’s muse was “sleek and civilized, but she might scratch your eyes out.

For Kevork Kiledjian, Candice Manacchio created “Iced Sand” manicures using one coat of Desert Suede topped with CND Jade Sparkle Effect and softened with a finish of CND Colour in Washed Down White. Nails were a modern spin on nude, with added texture for a hi-tech finish to complement military green and cream shades on the runway. Toes were natural and neat with CND Colour in Buff.

For Malandrino‘s Ready to Buy runway show, Roxanne Valinoti did bold oxblood red manicures with CND Colour in Bloodline and toes were warm nude, Desert Suede, to match poppy red lips and soft wavy hair.

Stay tuned for CND’s upcoming “Daily Nail” shows:

  • 3.1 Phillip Lim
  • Alexandre Herchcovitch
  • Altuzarra
  • Dean Quinn
  • Diego Binetti
  • Jen Kao
  • Joanna Mastroianni
  • Joy Cioci
  • Karen Walker
  • Kate Ermilio
  • Milly
  • Monique Lhuillier
  • NAHM
  • Naeem Khan
  • Norman Ambrose
  • The Blonds
  • Wayne


If you’re in NYC, be sure to stop by the Mobile Mani Van for a FREE CND Shellac manicure on 9/9 or 9/10 at 4 Columbus Circle. Follow the van’s whereabouts at @CNDWorld and tweet #CNDMobileMani

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One Response to The CND Daily Nail 9.8.11 Nearly Neon Coral at Wes Gordon

  1. Nicky September 9, 2011 at 7:01 PM

    Poppyfield is really pretty!


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