When it comes to manicure tricks, L’Oréal Paris Global Nail Artist Tom Bachik has plenty — as he should, since he's always adorning celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lopez with gorgeous manicures. Whether it's elongating short nails or salvaging thin, brittle nails, he has an answer. Plus, he dishes on why gel manicures are actually good for your nails. On Kirbie Johnson: Bebe dress.
In the past year, Zooey Deschanel has started to emerge as one of Hollywood's biggest lovers of all things nail art. While the star's Golden Globes tuxedo-clad nails were something to remember, Zooey tuned into her TV roots for the 2012 Emmys. "We wanted keep it soft and fresh but sparkly," says celebrity manicurist and consulting nail expert at L'Oréal Paris, Tom Bachik. "So we went with a soft Summer tone personalised with glitter, Swarovski crystals, and hand-painted TVs on featured fingers."
To achieve the exact look, start with a thin coat of the brand's Coulour Riche Nail Color in Tweet Me, a canary yellow, topped off with a coat of Sweet Nothings, a subtle peach, to soften. Next, use a chunky silver metallic lacquer on random areas of the nails, fading the glitter out. To finish, apply Swarovski crystals in the glitter areas to form a peach "galaxy." Then, paint on retro-inspired TV sets on the thumbs for a whimsical touch that will get you noticed.
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Getting a practically flawless manicure at home is easier than you think. Three words: nail art stickers (we tried them this week!). L'Oréal nail artist Tom Bachik breaks down everything you need to know for getting a quick, standout nail art look you can do yourself.
With the right tips, a DIY mani can look just as polished as a professional one. We caught up with manicurist Tom Bachik who reveals everything you need to create flawless nails at home.