CND Daily Nail 2.16.11 East Meets The Blonds & 3.1 Phillip Lim's Inky Arc Splendor

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The CND Daily Nail 2.16.11  
East Meets The Blonds &  
3.1 Phillip Lim's Inky Arc Splendor 

February 16, 2011 - Where were you at 7pm this evening? If your answer is not, "At The Blonds show," you're about to wish it was...  

Tonight at The Blonds, CND's Kristina Estabrooks introduced 22 handmade, theatrical manicures inspired by Eastern culture meets ultra glam - in the form of fortune cookies ("You don't have to be blonde to be a Blond"), red sparkly Chinese characters (translated to "Blonds Love Diamonds"), "HIYA" and googly-eyed nails, and absolutely fabulous "Tranny-cures" comprised of Swarovski crystals and crushed glass with ombre undertones to color coordinate with outfits on the runway. Thai nails shaped with blinged-out hair clips, and dragons curled from thumb to pinkie were just some of the surprises to be seen. Matched with technicolor eyes and glittery hair pieces in afro and cleopatra bob shapes, this collection put the Delightful in DRAMA.

The Blonds beauty look 1The Blonds beauty look 2The Blonds beauty look 3
The Blonds beauty look 4
Fortune cookie nailsPhillip Blond

At 3.1 Phillip Lim, Angi Wingle created half-circle inky manicures deemed "Yazuka's flesh and ink" by the designer, using warm opaque Desert Suede and arcs in Midnight Sapphire (out in September 2011). Pedis were coated in two coats of Midnight Sapphire, nicknamed "Shogun's metal" by Lim. Half-pulled back, crimped hair and aquamarine shimmery eye shadow completed the beauty look inspired by sporty, on-the-go women.      
Phillip Lim beauty look 13.1 Phillip Lim beauty look 2
Desert Suede CCMidnight Sapphire