Backstage at NYFW: Kiss Nail Dress for WHIT
Before the WHIT fashion show at the W Hotel, in the midst of all the models and makeup artists hard at work, I was able to quickly chat with the lead manicurist, Gina Edwards, who chose to use a nail appliqué, Kiss Nail Dress in Teddy, on the girls.
Real Beauty: What was the inspiration for the collection?
Gina Edwards: Singer/songwriter and actress Marianne Faithful, who was famous back in the late 60s to early 70s. She has the girl-next-door feel, and we wanted to do a nail that really complemented that, but still showed her rocker edge.
RB: Why do you think these nail polish stickers are so popular right now?
GE: They're perfect for that girl who's on the go, busy at work, busy going out at night, and doesnt have time to go to a salon. This is something she can do in 10 minutes, and run out the door. I absolutely love them.
RB: What sort of nail trends are you predicting for fall?
GE: Lots of dark colors, like really deep greens. And of course, grays will be big as well.
RB: Do you have any tips on how to make a regular DIY mani last longer?
GE: You'll need to re-apply a top coat every two to three days, and make sure you swipe the free edge to prevent chipping.
Wanna rock this cool, edgy mani? The Kiss Nail Dress Kit is currently available at drugstores, or online here
Photo courtesy of Kiss Nails
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