TREND TOPIC: DIY NAILS

30 Nov

‘Tis the season for all things sparkly and bright. And in keeping with the party-appropriate spirit, we enlisted the help of nail artist extraordinaire Taryn Multack, aka Miss Lady Finger, to impress and inspire you with these tiny ten-piece masterpieces inspired by our Holiday Collection.

We recently sat down with the artist to chat about her inspirations; creative process and tips for keeping those digits in tip top condition.

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Taryn wears our our Skinny in Black Velvet with Gold Foil Brocade.

7 For All Mankind: What first inspired you to start creating nail art? Have you always been artistic?

Taryn: My first attempt at nail art was during NYFW in September of last year. I have always been a creative type. I majored in Fashion Design, so learning how to do fashion illustrations has definitely helped hone my skill for small details.

 

7 For All Mankind: These nail looks are tiny masterpieces! How long does it take you to create looks like these?

Taryn: I’m a huge perfectionist, so I take my time to get the designs just right! The brocade jean-inspired nail took about an hour and the silver tile jean-inspired nail took closer to 45 minutes.

 

7 For All Mankind: What sort of runway and high fashion designs inspire you most?

Taryn: I gravitate towards graphic prints and bright colors. It makes for the best nail art translation.

 

7 For All Mankind: We love the versatility of the holiday looks you created using our jeans, what do you love most about them?

Taryn: Honestly, I haven’t taken them off since I’ve gotten them! I love that they’re so versatile from day into night. It’s so easy to center an outfit around them since they make such a holiday statement with the shine.

 

7 For All Mankind: What are some of the perks of being a professional nail artist?

Taryn: I am really fortunate to be able to collaborate with not only beauty brands, but fashion brands too. Not to mention the endless nail polish! I get to sample new collections before they even hit the market.

 

7 For All Mankind: Any tricks of the trade on keeping your nails healthy and art-ready at all times?

Taryn: Take your vitamins, especially Omega-3s. Also, never don the naked nail. Always be sure there is at least 1-2 coats of base coats on it to keep your nail strong.

 

Don’t forget to ENTER to win goodies from our Naughty & Night Holiday Gift Guide to stay ahead of the style curve this season.

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