ESSIE_FW_Feb17_A+O_120Alice + Olivia FW17

Hey there nail enthusiasts!
New York Fashion Week came to a close last Thursday Feb. 16th, so this week i’ll be featuring a few behind the scenes looks at runways greatest trends in nails & fashion from a variety of FW2017 collections.

Here’s a peak at the looks from the Alice and Olivia FW17 show featuring Essie.




 For Alice + Olivia’s FW 2017 collection, Stacey Bendet was inspired by Salman Rushdie’s book The Enchantress of Florence, a story about a mysterious woman using her powers of enchantment to control her own destiny in a man’s world. Rita Remark for essie drew on the romantic and punk vibes from the collection, honing in on the black patent leather fabric to create two different manicures that mimic patent leather with gold studs.

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Get the double stud look:

  1. Start by applying first base base coat on each nail.
  2. Then, apply two coats of licorice.
  3. Using a double-sided dotting tool, create a large gold “stud” effect on the nails with good as gold near the cuticle.
  4. Place a second smaller dot with good as gold using the smaller opposite end of the dotting tool right above it.
  5. Finish with gel•setter top coat for a high shine effect.

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Get the alternating stud look:

  1. Begin with first base base coat on each nail to start the look.
  2. Next, apply two coats of licorice on each finger.
  3. Using a double-sided dotting tool and good as gold polish, create a small gold “stud” effect on the tip of the nail with the small side of the tool.
  4. Place another dot on the opposite side of the nail with the same side of the tool.
  5. Finish with gel•setter top coat for a high shine effect.


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For a closer look at the Alice and Olivia FW17 collection click here

(photo credits: Essie at Alice + Olivia FW17)
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