Taking inspiration from classic menswear, Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection infused tailored silhouettes with soft, feminine pieces.
To complement the collection, Michelle Saunders for Essie, put a bold, modern twist on French Manicure Circa 2014.
Michelle Saunders created a classic French manicure using edgy colors instead of the traditional colors.
Bahama Mama (BM) was the base nail color and Midnight Cami (MC) was used on the tips.
Definition Of French Manicure
The classic French Manicure is a style of manicure which is simple yet incredibly elegant.
The traditional French manicure features white tips which are accentuated by a natural looking flesh, pink or peach colored base.
Popularized by high fashion and popular celebrities during the last century, it continues to play a role in fashion trends today.
Some manicures may include the application of artificial nail gels, tips, or acrylics, some of which are referred to as French manicures.
An edgy version of the French Manicure as showcased by Essie at Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall/Winter 2014 utilized Midnight Cami (MC) for the tips going in an completely opposite direction.
How To Get The Look - French Manicure Circa 2014
1. Apply First Base Base Coat to clean, filed nails.2. Once the base coat dries, apply two coats of Bahama Mama.
3. Using Midnight Cami, brush on a neat arc across the edge of the nail and let dry.4. Finish off the look with one coat of Good to Go Top Coat.
Essie Nail Products Used
First Base Base Coat - Fabulous base helps glue polish to the nail surface for less chipping and increased wearability.
Midnight Cami (MC) - Shimmering, deep twilight blue lacquer moves in shadows, glistening in the night.
Bahama Mama (BM) - A warm, rich, creamy deep plum with tones of deep purple with berry undertones.
Good To Go Top Coat - Sets nail color in seconds and creates a brilliant shine. Fast-acting drying agents.
More About Essie Bahama Mama
Bahama Mama is a warm, rich, creamy deep plum. It can also be described as a deep purple with a berry undertone.
Anytime of the year is the right time for warm deep plum polish.
A tropical beauty, Bahama Mama, is creamy and rich. This rich hue works winter, spring, summer or fall – gorgeous is always in fashion.
This is one of those colors everyone needs to have in her arsenal. It's such a sophisticated deep wine that is so flattering on so many different skin tones.
The finish is creamy and I didn't find there to be much streaking. Beautiful for the colder seasons and adds just enough color.
Some experts believe BM is like a lighter version of Wicked. It's great for both casual and dressy occasions. I'd definitely recommend giving this a go!
Summary - French Manicure Circa 2014
Taking a new page out of the French Manicure book, Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection nails, courtesy of Essie's two amazing hues Midnight Cami (MC) and Bahama Mama (BM) were combined for a stunning new presentation of deep plum with a deep blue edge.
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