How-To: Star-Studded Mani

Glitz and glamour. Embellishments all over. These are a few of Jenny Packham’s favorite things when it comes to the runway. This season, Michelle Saunders for essie was captivated by a star design from a textile in the collection, which sparked the idea of a star-studded nail look. For the base color she chose mademoiselle, a classic, grown-up pink, to highlight the star. As for the nail design, she selected metallic shade good as gold and placed the “petite” star on the thumb and a sporadic finger on each hand to create more visibility when on the catwalk. 

“What I love about Jenny Packham is that she understands that just a bit of nail art, done elegantly, can be another form of accessorizing.” —Michelle Saunders 

essie nail products used: first base base coat, mademoiselle, good as gold, good to go top coat 


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Get the look: 

1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails 

2. Next, apply two coats of mademoiselle 

3. Using a small nail art brush dipped in good as gold, freehand a petite star on the thumb and one other finger of choice on both hands 

4. Finish with good to go top coat 

About: America’s nail salon expert since 1981, essie was founded in New York City by Essie Weingarten, the authority on color. essie is beloved for a visionary approach to nail lacquer featuring catchy, clever names that created a new standard for the category. A leader in luxury, essie is the go-to nail brand for beauty professionals, industry insiders, celebrities and women of style in over 100 countries. essie is committed to safe standards with an award-winning line of nail care products and more than 900 shades created to date.

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