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MANICURE MUSE: Nonoo Pre-Fall ’14

From the moment I saw this Nonoo look from the Pre-Fall ‘14 collection, I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind. The jolt of turquoise color styled with a crisp menswear tee… it all just speaks to me. No explanation of the collection was necessary, but then I discovered that Misha Nonoo was inspired by the curvature of the Guggenheim Museum (expressed in this look with the sheer inserts). Way to speak to a New York girl’s heart, Misha. Well done.

The best part about a sponge painted design is that there’s no way to perfect it. No two Ladyfingers will look the same. This concept typically comes as a challenge for a perfectionist like myself, but embrace the freedom and have fun!

To emulate this look: I used Dive In by Sally Hansen, Tenacious Teal by Maybelline’s Color Show, Kink by Illamasqua, Butler Please by Essie, White On by Sally Hansen, and a piece of a kitchen sponge.

To get these Ladyfingers:

1. Start with a  full turquoise nail

Nonoo 1

2. Using a piece of sponge dab on teal up along the left side of your nail

Nonoo 2

3. With a darker green, layer on top of that

Nonoo 3


4. With white polish, dab heavily at the bottom of your nail and then lightly at the other corners

Nonoo 4


5. Layer more dark blue and green on accordingly

6. Create two lines of dark green along the bottom right of the nail

7. Top it off with top coat


(Photo:, Nail Photos: Taryn Multack for Miss Ladyfinger)

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  • Alusername

    Wow !! I am so in love with your work !! You make the most pretty nail art seem so simple :))
    I am following your blog and I am impressed as I am amazed 🙂

  • Shanice Cameron

    Love these! At first glance, it looks like this would be really hard. But you explained it so well + the pictures, so it looks really doable. I’ll definitely be trying these. Thanks for sharing!