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Recreate the Runway fw2015: Rock at the Top by essie

In my first installment for Nail Talk Radio, the show at Nanette Lepore was all about ‘rebel glam’ and the nails proved the point. I love layering, especially over a good glitter. This essie combination gives an old gold, rock n’ roll feel that’s all at once loud and muted. Try it on your clients as a party finger, or really go all out with all ten digits.


Learn how to do this nail in the salon in the video, or follow the steps below:

You’ll need the following essie products:

  • Basecoat
  • For The Twill Of It
  • Rock At The Top
  • Shifting Power
  • Topcoat (Good To Go or Matte About You)

1. Apply one good coat of For The Twill Of It


2. Apply one to two coats of the glitter Rock At The Top. This glitter has very fine to large pieces. Layer with abandon. The look should be chunky. If you feel you need to dab for coverage in spots, go for it.


3. Finish the look with a thin veil of Shifting Power. This sheer gold will calm the shine, while giving the nail an over all antique metal look. Fabulous!


4. Finish with a high shine top coat, like Good to Go.  After after a few days, you can refresh your manicure with the new Second Shine Around. It softens dull polish and retasks to a high shine.


5.As an alternate look, try matte over the metal.  I love the look and feel, and matte is the trend right now.


Are you a gel polish user?  essie doesn’t have a gold glitter version in their essie gel (yet), but they do have Twill Seeker.


To get the Rock At The Top look, make a custom mix of fine gold, white gold, and hologram glitters. It doesn’t matter that it isn’t a replica of the look. You are capturing the feeling for your client.




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~ Hillary

27 February 2015 Main  Nails On The Runway by Hillary Fry Read more