February 9, 2016


Are you in love with 1920s nails? So are we! Nothing beats the glamour and sophistication of the Roaring Twenties, a time of great celebration in our nation’s history. The country had just come out of World War I and the 1918 flu pandemic, giving working class Americans plenty of reasons to step out sporting their best looks. From sequin dresses to vibrant headpieces, the fashion was fierce, and the future was full of possibilities.

Women also started experimenting with different kinds of nail colors. The signature design was the moon and tip pattern, a.k.a. the moon manicure, made famous by actress Clara Bow. You can recreate this vintage look using 1920s nail polish colors. Check out this great tutorial for 1920s nails, featuring signature beauty products that are designed to help you craft the perfect nail shape.

Today’s Tues-Torial was created by Stephanie Guilford (Cosmetology Students at La’ James International College – Cedar Falls).

Step 1: Apply 2 coats of red polish. Stephanie choose CND Vinylux Wildfire. No base coat is required when working with the Vinylux System.

Step 2: Apply your favorite silver polish to the tip of your nail, like you would for a French manicure. The polish used here was CND Vinylux Locket.

Step 3: Using a striper brush, outline the tip with black polish. On the inside, give the nail a little flavor by adding a small curve. Do not connect the lines. The color we used was CND Vinylux Black Pool. To keep crisp lines, roll the tip of your brush in the polish.

Step 4: Take a dotting tool and add a few dots for embellishment. Again, Stephanie was using CND Vinylux Black Pool.

Step 5: Once finish, apply a top coat to give the polish shine & durability. Stephanie used CND Vinylux Top Coat. Optional: ApplyCND SolarSpeed Spray for faster dry time and CND Solar Oil to rehydrate the nails.

And here is the final look!

Beautiful job, Stephanie, and thank you for your great tutorial!

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