NOTD: Nailed from London Fashion Week
A few weeks ago Kimberly tweeted me about a nail look she saw during London Fashion Week and asked my opinion. It was pretty cool! I asked if she would ever try it, and she said yes – let’s book. I was on it!
Here’s the original look:
She arrived and said she wanted me to do whatever I wanted, AND that her philosophy was “there can never be too much bling” I was elated.
Kimberly is fashion director for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal spring fashion pages and was stying a contestant for the Mrs. Wisconsin pageant. Looking at her skin tones and clothing preferences, I went with a layered CND Shellac using a base of silver glitter, Shellac Black Pool, Shellac Negligee and top coat. I added a final stone to cap things off. I placed it at the top because I liked how the line ended at it, and *mildly interesting nail fact*, stones placed near the top of the nail are a Russian trend, while other countries tend to place them by the cuticle.
The best thing about this? She has a long lasting look but the Shellac will remove in about 10 minutes.
The end result is flashy and understated all at the same time, and a very cool departure from the norm. We were in uncharted territory so it took a while to pick and choose and go through, but she happily exclaimed, “It was sooooooo worth it!” Thanks for the adventure Kimberly!
Tomorrow: Do your clients need discretion? How to glitter in a subdued manner.