Must Have Manis from New York Fashion Week

Must Have Manis from New York Fashion Week

The Spring/Summer 2016 edition of New York Fashion Week just wrapped.  While you can’t immediately get access to the fashion from the runway shows, you can most definitely rock the nails right this very minute! Here are a few of my favorite looks from the last 7 days of shows and tutorials to help you recreate each one.

KISS Nails at Daniel Silverstain Spring Summer 2016 during New York Fashion Week, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015.  (Photo by Diane Bondareff for KISS Nails)

SHOW: Daniel Silverstain
ON NAILS: Gina Edwards for KISS Products

  1. Apply base coat
  2. Paint  two coat of KISS Gel Strong Polish in one of the primary colors then let dry
  3. Using silver foil tape from KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Starter Kit, layer vertically down the nail, leaving one brush stroke of color exposed on the side of the nail that faces outward, towards the pinky
  4. Cut off the excess foil tape and seal with a top coat



SHOW: Rebecca Minkoff
ON NAILS: Michelle Saunders for Essie

  1. Apply first base coat to clean, filed nails
  2. Next, trim a makeup sponge in half and use the side that’s more narrow to create the
    ombre sunset
  3. From top to bottom, layer the sponge in thin, horizontal lines with tarte deco,
    marshmallow, beach bum blu and midnight cami (Target $8.59 each)
  4. Sponge ombre sunset pattern on each finger, making sure tarte deco is always at the
    base; colors will need to be reapplied to the sponge every other nail
  5. Then, apply one coat of spaghetti strap over each nail to “soften the sunset”
  6. Finish with gel setter top coat

Jinsoon Tibi NYFW SS 16

SHOW: Tibi
ON NAILS: Jin Soon Choi for JINsoon

  1. File and clean nails, removing all traces of polish and oil residue
  2. Apply a coat of JINsoon Tulle
  3. Using a striping brush (Target, $5.99) draw two parallel lines in the center of the nail with the color of your choice. You want to leave the center strip blank. Then draw a diagonal line from each line towards the edge of the nail. Once you have the outline of the shapes, fill them in. TIP: For this look to look the best you want the two parallel shapes to look as symmetrical as possible.
  4. Finish with JINsoon Top Gloss (Sephora, $18)
Lela Rose presentation, New York Fashion Week, Skylight Clarkson Studios, September 14, 2015. Credit Photo: Erin Baiano
Photo: Erin Baiano

SHOW: Lela Rose
ON NAILSNonie Creme using Colour Prevails (For

  1. Apply one thin coat of Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Date Night ( $8)
  2. Loosely drag Nonie Creme Colour Prevails Party Girl ($8) across the tips of the nails
  3. Using any chrome polish, create a more shallow ombre by dragging polish only across the very tip of the nail
  4. Finish with Top coat

Ji Oh SS16 essie nails

ON NAILSRita Remark for essie

  1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails
  2. Next, apply a thin coat of resort fling
  3. Then, apply one coat of sugar daddy
  4. Using a striping brush (Target, $5.99) carefully apply one thin, vertical stripe of after school boy blazer on each nail; placement should be sporadic and vary from nail to nail
  5. Next, using a striping brush, choose one finger on each hand and carefully apply a second
    thin, vertical stripe of after school boy blazer next to the original stripe
  6. Finish with good to go top coat


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