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Two Shows Down, Two Moon Manicures In The Books

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After last season’s East London-fueled nail art explosion (think Gareth Pugh, Henry Holland, PPQ, and J. Maskrey), we had a hunch that Spring would prove equally exciting in the lacquer department. Having seen two shows already today, it appears as though the trend will indeed continue on. At Vena Cava, Butter London’s Nonie Crème broke out the press-on nails. “Because they’re not actually on your hand, you can play with the polish a bit more,” said Crème. She did so by using two coats of her greige Yummy Mummy and one coat of Black Jack on the moon portion of each nail. (Pro tip: Use fake nails that are pre-glued rather than those that require manual adhesive applications, and removal is easy with a few quick drops of baby oil!) Over at Ruffian, where Brian Wolk and Claude Morais have made the moon manicure their trademark for the last few years, CND’s Amanda Fontanarrosa brought in pre-prepped nails that boasted a custom-blended “flawless” ivory base with black moons and tips. The pièce de résistance? Each model’s ring finger got a hand design in the form of the Ruffian logo. Ladies, to your nail pens!

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