Nail Files: White Hot Nail Bling

This week we caught up with editorial manicurist and nail artist Erlange “Lady E” Alouisaint, owner of Glazed Spa in South Florida, for the scoop on her chic-white mani.

The Trend:

If you plan to sport white a few more times before fall officially hits, be sure you pair your ensemble with this lovely white-on-white nail art. The negative space designs and the golden stone accents add a modern twist to the classic French manicure, making this nail design a hit in any color. Check out the details below on how to easily recreate the fab nail art. 

EBONY: How did you create the look? 

Lady E: The design was done over a fresh set of acrylic nails. First I used two coats of white nail polish on nine of the fingers. We like Dermelect Cosmeceuticals “ME” Anti-Aging Color Treatments in Opulence ($14; To create the negative space, I used a small French brush, which was dipped in acetone to remove the polish in the mid-section of the nail. I then used white acrylic paint with a marbleizer to create the floral print. Last, I placed some rectangular metal pieces and diamond shape stones to the accent nails. 

[Editors Note: To give your nails a gel-like finish, try a shiny top coat like Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat ($4.85;]

EBONYDo you have any tips or advice for women who wear acrylic nails?

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Image: courtesy of Yasaf, Lit

Lady E: It is very important to make sure you get a fill-in every two to three weeks to prevent lifting. Lifting can cause issues such as water mold that can eventually lead the fungus of the nail. 

—Minajiah Scott


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