mani monday: essie for opening ceremony
get the cool asymmetric nails from the oc fall '14 show!
photo by getty images
Crafted by Naomi Yasuda for Essie, the blue nail polish covered different parts of each nail. It looked like the cross between a cycles of the moon chart and a Sonia Delaunay textile--AKA the coolest thing ever. As a nail art novice, I had to find out how to get the look so I could try DIY-ing it myself. Here's the breakdown I got from the pros at Essie, try it out with me and share your results on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Essie First Base Base Coat
Essie Go Overboard Polish
Essie Aruba Blue Polish
Essie Master Plan Polish
Essie Good To Go Top Coat
1. Apply Essie First Base Base Coat to clean, filed nails.
2. Once dry, apply one coat of Essie Go Overboard, Aruba Blue, or Master Plan (depending on color preference) to the pinky on left hand and ring finger on right hand.
3. Next, apply preferred polish shade at an angle across each additional nail and fill in the space to make a diagonal design (each nail from the thumb to ring finger should have a different ratio of color to natural nail).
4. Finish with Essie Good To Go Top Coat.