Norman Ambrose Nails, New York Fashion Week S/S 2012


Norman Ambrose


Blindingly bright, glittered fabrics in vintage '60s-inspired designs commanded the Norman Ambrose spring collection. Luxurious clothing—for the woman who swims in her diamonds.


CND manicurist Candice Manacchio fashioned six different manicures to match the high glam runway. She used the following combinations on oval-shaped nails:

  1. CND Colour in Flashpoint iced with CND Effects in Sheer 24K Sparkle for a funky French tip.

  2. CND Colour in Flashpoint topped with CND Colour in Poppyfield, acid washed with a sweep of acetone for texture.

  3. CND Colour in Gold Chrome topped with CND Colour in Copper Chrome, finished with an acetone wash.

  4. CND Colour in Gold Chrome edged with CND Colour in Blackjack and gold leafing (shown above).

  5. CND Colour in Desert Suede topped with CND Effects in Ice Blue Shimmer, edged with CND Colour in Silver Chrome.

  6. CND Colour in Putty topped with CND Colour in Creamy Cameo and CND Effects in Ice Blue Shimmer and edged with CND Colour in Silver Chrome.

Images courtesy of CND and

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