When urban street meets uptown chic, we go a bit nuts here at Nail It!. And Christian Louboutin’s Python Vulcano collection definitely hits upon that thin line between gauche and gorgeous: Witness the designer’s sharp-toed So Kate stilettos done up in exotic python and then splattered with electric blue paint.
While these stylish stilts come in at $1,395, we may opt for the equally stylish (yet more affordable) equivalent: Christian Louboutin Beauté’s Python Vulcano Limited Edition Nail Colour Coffret ($90, us.christianlouboutin.com). The trio contains two vivids, True Blue and Hot Chick, plus a grounding neutral, Salonu, that complement each other beautifully.And though we’re sure you’re already dreaming up multiple nail art designs inspired by Louboutin’s sexy Vulcano heel, nail artist Madeline Poole has created a look that’s extremely easy to duplicate while also being guaranteed to turn heads. Here, she shares her steps!
Vulcano Manicure How To:
Step 1: Prep the nail. Apply two coats of True Blue and allow them to dry.
Step 2: Using a detail brush, flick small splatters of Salonu across each nail. Keep the placement and direction random.
Step 3: Clean your detail brush, and then flick small splatter Hot Chick over each nail. Allow the design to dry and top with Loubi Gloss.
—Karie L. Frost
Images: Christian Louboutin Beauté