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Get the Look: Rebecca Minkoff's Night Sky Nails by essie

Rebecca Minkoff Night Sky Nails by Essie

One of the coolest manicures I saw this fashion week had to be Rebecca Minkoff's "night sky" nails created by essie. While I wasn't able to cover the looks myself backstage, the essie team shared these step by step photos with me that reveal how the unique nail art look was achieved. Rebecca's Fall 2013 collection was inspired by the night sky and every woman's inner rocker girl, so for the nails, manicurists dropped 5 different nail polish shades ranging from deep blue to gold onto the nails, then swirled the polish with a small paintbrush. The result looks like something from Van Gogh's "Starry Night" - and I'm in love!

Keep reading for the tutorial. Would you wear this look?

Shop the look:

essie nail polishes used in the manicure
Colors used (from left): Aruba Blue, Go Overboard, Blue Rhapsody, Penny Talk and As Gold As It Gets

Apply small dots of polish in five shades
Apply each shade in small dots starting with the darkest shade.

Swirl the nail colors using a fine paintbrush
Finish the look by swirling the colors together with a thin paintbrush and a layer of top coat.

The finished Starry Night look
The finished look

Photos courtesy of essie
So gorgeous! It would be fun to do a pastel version of this look for spring...definitely on my list of things to try!
#1 Kelley (Homepage) on 2013-02-20 00:03 (Reply)
I love this look, I just wonder if I would be able to achieve it, although it looks pretty simple!

#2 Stacey (Homepage) on 2013-02-20 02:52 (Reply)
Love this look. Thanks for the instructions! I'm into nail art right now, so I might give it a try this weekend.
#3 Fiona (Homepage) on 2013-02-20 14:24 (Reply)
oh my, i LOVE this. i may have to attempt it for a mani monday sometime :-)
#4 jennifer {} (Homepage) on 2013-02-28 16:52 (Reply)
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