HOW TO: Nicole Ritchie's Punk Couture Manicure

By Anne Moratto | 05/09/2013 1:46:00 PM

 

While Nicole Richie turned heads with her jaw-dropping, grey-tinted hairdo at the Met Gala in New York City on May 6, the reality-star turned mom also made sure that her interpretation of the Met Gala’s theme of “Punk: Chaos to Couture” reached her fingertips with an edgy burgundy and gold half-moon manicure, courtesy of Gelish  Soak-Off Gel Polish and celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees.

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Working with Richie’s heavily embellished custom TopShop gown, gold metallic House of Harlow 1960 “Marley” clutch, and silver Vero Cuoio heels, Kyees used Gelish® My Forbidden Love, a burgundy hue as the base and Orly Luxe, a shimmering gold shade for the moons to give the finished look an “opulent edge,” states Kyees. “Nicole had so many gorgeous accessories on, I wanted to make sure that her manicure stood out,” adds Kyees.

To recreate Richie’s Met Gala manicure with Gelish products, follow these easy steps:

• Shape the nail into desired shape

• Lightly buff the surface of the nail plate

• Cleanse the nail with a lint free wipe and Gelish® Nail Surface Cleanse to remove any dust and excess moisture

• Apply a thin coat of Gelish pH Bond and cap the free edge

• Apply a thin coat of Gelish Foundation and cap the free edge

• Apply a thin coat of Gelish® My Forbidden Love and cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED for 30 seconds.

• Apply a second coat of Gelish My Forbidden Love and cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED for 30 seconds.

• Using Gelish Allure and a clean nail art brush, create a heart-shaped design at the base of the nail near the cuticle area. Cure in the Gelish® 18G LED for 30 seconds

• Apply a thin coat of Gelish Top It Off and cap the free edge. Cure in the Gelish 18G LED for 30 seconds.

• Remove tacky residue with Gelish Nail Surface Cleanse and a lint-free wipe

• Massage Gelish Nourish Cuticle Oil into skin surrounding nail plate

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Anne Moratto

Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at amoratto@vancepublishing.com

 


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