NYFW behind the scenes: Essie at Jonathan Simkhai FW17

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Looking for some snew solid combo’s, then take a look at the behind the scenes nail coverage from essie at the Jonathan Simkhai F/W 17 show.


The Jonathan Simkhai Fall/Winter 2017 show was inspired by the idea of bringing attention to the “power woman.” Adding an air of Spanish influence throughout the collection, the line draws on rich hues and textures. Julie Kandalec for essie created three different nail looks for the show – midnight cami, topless & barefoot and a combination of licorice and bordeaux – to symbolize both power and femininity.



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essie first base base coat
midnight cami
essie bordeaux
gel.setter top coat


get the look

get the deep navy nail look:


  1. Begin by applying first base base coat to each nail.
  2. Next, apply two coats of midnight cami.
  3. Finish with gel.setter top coat for high shine.

get the soft neutral nail look:


  1. Start by painting first base base coat on every nail.
  2. Then, apply two coats of topless & barefoot.
  3. Next, apply gel.setter top coat for a high-gloss look.

get the dark burgundy nail look:


  1. Begin by applying first base base coat to each nail.
  2. Next, apply two coats of licorice.
  3. Then, apply one coat of bordeaux on top.
  4. Finish with gel.setter top coat for a long-lasting shine.   

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essie pro tip: If you want to deepen any dark shade, Julie suggests first applying two coats of licorice followed by one coat of polish.


Click here for the live video of the Jonathan Simkhai FW17 show.

(photo credits: Essie at Jonathan Simkhai FW17)
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