Backstage Beauty | The Daily Nail – Emerson

“It took me a week to paint the Emerson press-ons with an assistant full time. I met with Jackie (Emerson designer) and she showed me the swatches for the first time in November. When we met in December, I told her that I wanted to swatch out the lace. I thought it would be so sexy because her collection is like leather, lace and plaid. We were debating between lace and plaid but lace is so sexy and representational of her punk edge.

It took 3 hours a set, because it takes 2 minutes to file each nail, and we did a stiletto nail but I wanted a wearable stiletto, more of an exaggerated almond shape. Jackie’s a nail queen so its fun to work with her!” – Simcha Whitehill, aka Miss Pop

How to create the look:

Apply one coat of ORLY BONDER Basecoat to nails.

Paint two coats of ORLY Nail Lacquer in Pure Porcelain. Allow time for these nude coats to dry completely.

Using the ORLY Detailer brush, draw three diagonal lines from left to right. Then, draw three diagonal lines from right to left. This should create a crisscross pattern like fishnets across the nail.

With the larger ball of the an ORLY Dotter Duo tool, make four dots with ORLY Nail Lacquer in After Party at the intersection of each line to create florets.

To create the intricate lacework detail, connect the dots using a swooping half-moon motion with the Detailer brush. Allow a few minutes for the look to dry.

Top off this lace look with poliSHIELD for a lasting high shine finish and your nails ready for the runway.

Products Used (all Orly):

ORLY poliSHIELD, BONDER, After Party Nail Lacquer, Pure Porcelain Nail Lacquer

Tools (all Orly):

ORLY Detailer Brush, Dotter Duo


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