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NYFW: China Glaze Water Marbled Nails at DEGEN

Anne Moratto | September 8, 2014 | 4:12 PM
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Designer Lindsay Degen of DEGEN shows off her China Glaze® manicure before the show; Photo courtesy of ©MatthewCarasella/; OK for Reprint
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NYFW: China Glaze Water Marbled Nails at DEGEN

On Thursday, Sept. 4, models took the stage at the DEGEN presentation, rocking custom-made China Glaze water marbled nails, applied by celebrity manicurist Casey Herman and team. Herman created different color combinations for the water marble effect using a mix of new and core China Glaze shades including Pop the Trunk, a hot orange crème from China Glaze’s upcoming Spring 2015 collection, as well as Sun of a Peach, a popping peachy crème; Are You Jelly?, a vivacious purple jelly; I Sea the Point, a bright neon blue crème; yellow crème Sun Upon My Skin; bright blue crème At Vase Value; White on White, a bright white crème; and Sky-High Top, a turquoise shimmer. Herman describes the inspiration:

“The look at the DEGEN show was inspired by the collection which was entitled LSDegen. The clothes harkened back to the psychedelic era and the colors of a trippy sunset. We wanted that element to extend to the fingertips through the fun, happy colors and the kaleidoscope effect. What I love most about the look is that each nail is different just like every woman is unique in her own way.”

To create the look, Herman started with a foundation of either White on White or Sun Upon My Skin dropped in a cup of water, then randomly placed two drops of three bright accent shades around the base color. Using a SuperNail® Orangewood Stick, she drew a couple lines through the colors to gently swirl them while still maintaining a bold wash of each. Nails were dipped into the water as vertically as possible to avoid creating bubbles, and then removed from the water. Once nails were dry, Herman finished with the award-winning Seche Vite™ Fast Dry Top Coat.

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