The CND Daily Nail 9.9.11 Lucite Lace Nails at Joy Cioci

September 9, 2011 – CND pioneered nails as runway accessories 30 seasons ago and were FIRST to collaborate with designers behind the scenes! Today’s manicures were lace-inspired, had rockstar edge, and glowed from within:

At Joy Cioci, Candice Manacchio designed “Lucite Lace” manicures using clear tips with hand-detailed lattice work. These see-through nails provided energy and attitude when paired with a fiery orange lip and frantic, whimsical curls.

For Nicole Miller, Wanda Ruiz crafted glam rock checkered manicures using CND Colour in Raspberry parfait and a custom mixed blue comprised of CND Colours in Anchor Blue, Dark Ruby, Eclectic Purple and added blue pigment. Nails were finished with one layer of Ice Blue Shimmer Effect. Create this look at home by doing a vertical sweep of pink down your nail, and do the same with a sweep of blue so each half of the nail is covered with a color. Then go over with each color for the opposite corners. Top all nails with Ice Blue Shimmer for a dazzling finish.

At NAHM, Wanda Ruiz created three unique oval manicure styles to color coordinate with airy white sundresses, plum-punchy prints and burnt orange woven shifts. Cottony-white nails were crafted with two coats of CND Colour in Washed Down White. Faded Creamsicle-orange nails were comprised of CND Colour in Desert Suede topped with Copper Shimmer Effect, and precious ruby nails were done using CND Colour in Dark Ruby finished with Copper Pearl Effect. These luminescent styles complemented twisted unicorn top-knots and shimmery eye make-up.

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

To read Jan Arnold’s daily backstage blog, visit http://cndfashionweek.com/Spring2012/

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