At Libertine, the clothes were inspired by gypsies and artisans — and the manicures followed suit. Each individual nail was hand designed and painted, and could take up to an hour to complete. (Multiple that by 10 fingers and 24 models and just try not to feel exhausted.)
The color palette for The Blondes show was all about rich, deep hues so CND decided to create a 3D python nail. (Casual.) The key products? Nail stamps and Brisa Sculpting Gel. "In the olden days we'd take netting or different fabrics to create different designs, but now we have nail stamps," says Arnold. "Once we have the base, we add dimension using the Brisa Sculpting Gel. We want it to stand up and stay 3D, so we cure it with an LED light."
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