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August 28 2014

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Gold Finger

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Fingertip Jewelry

If there was one thing I regret not toting home from Paris alongside my other beauty essentials, it was the nail jewelry I spotted inside the glass cases at Colette and on French fashion bloggers (like Sab of SabFashionLab.com). The tips I’m referring to from the famed boutique on Rue Saint-Honoré are the two- and three-dimensional creations by makeup artist Holly Silius and jewelry designer Hannah Warner. While the H&H caps cost far more than a standard polish job (the gold pharaoh shown above will set you back about $145, and the thorn, $69 per nail), they can be worn multiple times when applied with nail glue or double-sided adhesive tabs. If you’re looking for a more wallet-friendly option, these fingertip rings (shown above on Sab) hail from H&M. Both options, however, reminded me of the finger and toe stalls I’ve seen in many a museum exhibition that examines the mummies of ancient Egypt. Trends, as they say, are cyclical, and in the case of these metallic manicures, they only took a few thousand years to come back around.

Photo: SabFashionLab.com; Holly-Hannah.com

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