week we caught up with Houston based manicurist and owner of Got Nails Nailtique, Audrey “Coco” Jefferson. 

The Trend: The stiletto nail doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. For the last few years, it has been the most common shaped nail for those receiving a full set of artificial nails, and is usually decked out with outlandish design and bejeweled madness. But this time around, Coco showed us how to make your stilettos look amazing, with no nail polish at all. Check out the details below. 

EBONY: How did you create this design?

Audrey Jefferson: I simply created this design with Swarovski crystals and pearls for the elegant bling effect. I also used a striping brush to create the heart and lines. For the base of the nail, I used Tammy Taylor buff acrylic powder. No polish was used on this set.

EBONY: What do you feel is your artistic significance when it comes to nail art?  

AJ: My artistic significance is simple, but speaks volume. I always believe that most of the time less is more. I try to create art that doesn't over power my client, but compliments her.

Catch more of Audrey’s designs on her Instagram at @gotnailsnailtique.

-DaMonica Boone