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Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 | 16 comments

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.

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