Runway Nails: Paul Andrew Spring/Summer 2016

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Here’s another backstage look at the runway nails from the Paul Andrew Spring/Summer 2016 runway show this past September’s New York Fashion Week.  This design looks extremely familiar.  I’ve definitely created similar designs.  Glad to know i’m on trend. 🙂

Runway inspiration:

Paul Andrew drew inspiration from modern Hong Kong for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection. To complement the designer’s vibrant color palette and rich textures, Julie Kandalec for essie created a striped, metallic nail look with no place like chrome.

essie nail products used:

Get the look:

  1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails
  2. Next, apply one coat of allure to all nails
  3. Then, apply one coat of au natural to all nails
  4. Starting 1/3 inch down from the tip of the nail, use a striping brush to create a thin, horizontal stripe with no place like chrome on both thumb nails
  5.  On all remaining fingers, use a striping brush to create a thin, vertical stripe down the center of the nail with no place like chrome
  6. Finish with gel.setter top coat


(Photo credit: essie)

Here’s a similar look I created last winter using essie products.  Click on the image to be directed to the “how-to” page!


(Photo credit: Holly for the trendy nail)

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