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It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad Set Of Lacquers

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Oh, Mad Men, we miss you! Since its fourth season finale in October, we’ve been moping around on Sunday nights, making do with Boardwalk Empire—and now that’s wrapped, too. Tragedy! Until Don and Peggy reignite in another six months or so, we’ve been getting our retro glamour fix by watching AMC reruns and painting our nails with throwback lacquers designed by Janie Bryant, the series’ costume designer. As part of a much-blogged-about collaboration, Bryant teamed with Nailtini to create a four-piece range of nail polishes inspired by her love of vintage fabrics and classic cocktail culture. French 75 is a liquid gold lamé named after the gin, Champagne, lemon juice, and sugar tipple that’s apparently so strong it hits like a 75mm howitzer; Bourbon Satin, a velvety chocolate, takes its cues from a bourbon concoction mixed with crème de cocoa; and the burnished silver Deauville is a nod to a brandy-filled sipper that originated in New Orleans in the thirties. However, we’re most interested in the dark, plum-black Stinger, an homage to a cognac and crème de menthe cocktail made popular in the sixties. The shimmer-flecked assortment has arrived just in time for holiday parties (click here for the first installment of our Five Days of Glitter experiment). As for whether a follow-up collection will be released, stay tuned.

Photo: Courtesy of Nailtini

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