http://www.instagram.com/NailGurlNYCFrom runway inspirations to one-of-a-kind designs, our picks are sure to keep you up on your nail game while giving you the 411 on how to recreate many of the looks yourself. This week caught up with nail enthusiast @NailedbyTee for her leather take on the French manicure.
The Trend: Leather accents seem to be popping up everywhere in fashion these days. Show off your trendy side with this easy-to-create leather French manicure. Check out the details below!
EBONY: How did you create this design?
Tee: First, I applied two coats of a matte color and let it dry completely. The matte color I used was Sinful Colors Cold Leather from the Leather Luxe Collection available at Walgreens. (Editor’s Note: While these shades may be tricky to find, try using one coat of your favorite shades, followed by a top coat of OPI Matte Top Coat; $9.00; Ulta.com) I then applied French Polish guides to the tips of my nails. I polished the tips with a metallic color and carefully removed the guides while still wet. Try Essie’s 'As Gold As it Gets' ($8.50; Beauty.com). Lastly I added a shiny top coat only to the metallic tips.
EBONY: Who is your favorite "nail icon" at the moment?
Tee: My favorite "nail icon" at the moment is @NailGurlNYC!