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Frozen Polish Rundown!

Frozen Polish Rundown!

10.23.15

By semick

All of the polish hues used in our “Frozen” cover story.

 

We know: You want—no, need—to know each and every polish color manicurist Kelly Ornstein used in our November/December 2015 cover story, “Frozen.” Thankfully, this on-top-of-it artist (note, she also did this insanely ornate set of nails for us) kept a list of the copious colors and additives she painted and placed onto each and every tip. Here’s the breakdown:

(BTW – click on any of the below images to zoom in and see the designs bigger!)

 

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The Chill Of It

Ornstein dry-brushed a marble effect (basics on dry brushing here) over various shades of opalescent blue and white over a base of deep navy.

Polishes Used:

+ Deborah Lippmann All About That Base CC Base Coat

+ Deborah Lippmann Amazing Grace

+ Deborah Lippmann I Know What Boys Like

+ OPI Light My Sapphire

+ OPI Teal the Cows Come Home

+ Color Club x Soak Sea Glass

+ Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Microbeads

+ Martha Stewart Crafts Silver Glitter (mixed with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat)

 

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Cool Cubism

Ornstein began with a tan-to-white gradient (first see our tips for nailing a good ombre) and followed by hand painting a sky-blue checkerboard pattern over top.

Polishes Used:

+ Deborah Lippmann All About That Base CC Base Coat

+ Deborah Lippmann Amazing Grace

+ Revlon Nail Enamel Dreamer

+ Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Babe Blue

+ Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

 

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Glacial Floe

Ornstein achieved this deep, shadowy gradient with a “wet ombré” technique, explained on page 53 of our print magazine! To see the print magazine, you can subscribe here and then view the tutorial mentioned on your phone, tablet, or computer here.

Polishes Used:

+ Deborah Lippmann Amazing Grace

+ Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Jazzy Jade

+ Essie Lilacism

+ Essie Lapis of Luxury

+ Essie Hide & Go Chic

+ OPI Light My Sapphire

+ Color Club x Soak Sea Glass

+ Color Club Trippie Hippie

+ SinfulColors Out of This World

 

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Ice Pick

OPI’s pearlescent hue takes center stage here! Ornstein’s tip: “Make sure that your brushstrokes all move in the same direction for a smooth look.”

Polishes Used:

+ Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Babe Blue

+ OPI Kyoto Pearl

+ Deborah Lippmann Amazing Grace

+ Martha Stewart Crafts Glass Microbeads

+ Silver holographic transfer foil

+ Hand & Nail Harmony Essentials Gelish Structure Gel

 

Credits: Photography: Christine Blackburne; Prop Styling: Chanel Kennebrew; Hand Model: Christine Ambers; Retouching: Tzveta Stamatova

 

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