Hitting The Spot (AKA Ciate in Napa Valley)
By Emma Grace Bailey

Polka dots can be sophisticated, especially when they’re paired with this simple manicure. WGSN Beauty Assistant Emma Grace Bailey tests the latest nails trend

Aug 31, 2015
/

ciate-manicure
Like

Sometimes a little simplicity is all you need, which is why I’ll be recreating this subtle dash of nail art in no time at all. A polka dot for the more sophisticated palette, colour paring is key. 

What: One of Olivia Palermo’s latest shades for Ciate – Napa Valley – spread liberally across the nail with a simple dot of golden lacquer placed strategically on three. Use Bobbi Brown’s nail art tool kit to perfect that circle.

Why: I tried to get on board with polka dots, I really did, but this is just so much more me. Dotty but not spotty.

Cons: Have a little patience before applying that contrasting dash of colour. Without it, the two mix together into an unflattering shade of puce. 

———————————————

BE FIRST WITH BEAUTY: From backstage buzz during fashion weeks, to emerging street style trends, our beauty editors are constantly publishing ahead-of-the-curve trend reports to keep our subscribers informed. Find out more here.

NEED INSPIRATION? WGSN publishes 350 in-depth reports each month. That’s a seriously awe-inspiring amount of inspiration. Join WGSN.


Subscribe to WGSN

blog_ad10
Get more with a WGSN membership. Click for a demo.

Related stories

The Beauty-Full Week: Top 5 beauty gifts not to miss

Body Tattoo inspiration and designs
6 photos
Body Tattoos: The Ultimate Instagram Inspiration

5 photos
The Beauty-Full Week: Cult beauty brands from Japan

Sephora beauty bots
1 min
Sephora launches two new beauty bots

1 min
Hair by Sam McKnight: Celebrating 40 years of iconic hairstyles