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Behold: The Lucite-And-Lace Manicure

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Last season’s nude nail continues to make a strong showing so far for Spring (BCBG Max Azria, The Row, Peter Som), but the nail-art movement isn’t going out without a fight. Jin Soon Choi doubled up on purple, creating a “slim silhouette” with layered lilac and sparkling amethyst lacquers backstage at Prabal Gurung (more on that in a bit) and yesterday at Joy Cioci, CND’s Candice Manacchio minted the Lucite-and-lace mani. Manacchio’s technique involves twisting and turning pieces of lace on top of a clear acrylic nail then airbrushing a white polish on top to leave behind a unique stencil of the latticework, so no two nails looked exactly alike. Not the owner of a professional airbrushing kit? Not to worry. Manacchio says that placing a drop of white polish on top of your tips and simply using a toothpick to create separation will yield a similar design.

Photo: Courtesy of CND

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  1. nejohnso says:

    I dont know why they thought nail design was out cause of the nude nail trend. There are plenty of ways to have a nude or monochromatic nail but with design. This technique is an awesome example. Kudos to creator. My nail tech is not going to know how to mimic these nails.

  2. stba says:

    Please tell us what blush she is wearing.

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