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CND at New York Fashion Week – Day 4 Giveaway

By on February 15, 2011
in CND, MAC, NY Fashion Week F/W 11
Sunday was Day 4 of Fashion Week and I was off and running at the crack covering a show at 8am.  I’m so not a morning person but for nails, I make it happen.  On this day CND worked with two talented female designers, Malandrino and Behnaz Sarafpour .  While I wasn’t able to see the Malandrino show, based on the tweets from my fave fashion bloggers, every piece was covet worthy.

New York urbanites and Parisians alike will delight in today’s CND manicures which honor the sophisticated, jet-setting woman

From a pale, purple tinged grey nail to graphic, futuristic French manicures based on shoes, we see two classic looks made modern.

At Behnaz Sarafpour, CND’s Wanda Ruiz created Manolo Manicures inspired by two styles of namesake custom-designed shoes by Manolo Blahnik for the show using clear French tips and Blackjack; and other tips with Blackjack smile lines and Putty on the base of the nail. These modern twists on a classic 40′s French manicure accentuated romantic, messy buns and shiny nude lips. Nails popped in a presentation with gorgeous black leather and lace, and timeless tweed.

I spoke with MAC VP of Makeup Artistry Gordon Espinet about the makeup look at Behnaz. Gordon is not only brilliant and talented, he’s an absolute pleasure to interview. He is economical in his word choice yet he paints a vivid picture, interjecting his own take on the look he creates for a designer. It’s not just about references, it’s about taking that look and translating it to where we are today in beauty.

Gordon says there is a movement back to luxury. That “luxury” had become somewhat of a naughty word, for obvious reasons, but that it seems okay to say again. We’re in a time where 60s and 70s references abound; icons like Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy. He’s seeing a lot of eyeliner and neutrals. That it’s really about looking sophisticated, super glamorous and elegant.

At Behnaz he used new cream shadows, applying a peach highlight, patina beige on the outer half of the lid and vanilla on the inner corner. He said it’s not about them looking like done up women. It’s about having that sexy radiance that only luxury can give you. The winged liner in this look is almost like a little girl would wear. More innocent. Brigitte Bardot versus Audrey Hepburn.

The Behnaz Sarafpour Twitter account shared one of the two Manolo Blahnik shoes she collaborated on. These inspired the clear French tips.

At Malandrino, smokey eyes and tousled curls were accentuated by CND’s Angi Wingle’s Urban Haze manicure. Nail color was custom blended using base shades of Silver Chrome and Brilliant White with drops of Asphalt, Putty, Desert Suede, Eclectic Purple and Bicycle Yellow. The Parisian chic finished look was satinized with Super Matte for asphalt gray with purple haze overlay to accessorize sumptuous furs, wide brimmed and dandy hats, and elegant, femme fatale silhouettes.

Maybelline New York Makeup Artist Gato Zamora described the look at Malandrino as, “A Parisian girl, very young, very fresh in the 70s with a touch of sophistication.”  He shared that the secret of the look is to create a very smooth, healthy canvas using the new Maybelline Fit Me Foundation.  The luminous complexion paired with sweet juicy lips contrast the very dark eyes that are smoky with a pop of purple in the middle. To create the eye he used Maybelline Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eyeshadow in Purple Icon.

On a side note, I picked up a bottle of Fit Me Foundation after reading a raves from my beauty Twitter friends and it really is fantastic.  It applies so smooth like a tinted moisturizer but gives great coverage.

The custom nail color was hand mixed on site. CND’s Angi Wingle frankened 5-6 different options for the designer to choose from not long before I arrived.  Her and the rest of the CND team were still mixing up bottles to use only a couple hours before showtime.  Rather than mix up a traditional lavender, to pair with the purple pop on the eye, Angi smoked it out to make it modern.

The result is a greyed lavender in the same vein of my latest obsession, Rescue Beauty Lounge Insouciant. Only despite what the images may portray, CND’s Urban Haze leans more grey than purple in person.  Angi described it as a “purple haze cement” color. She said they softened the color with a coat of Super Matte top coat to add a satin finish.  She notes that she’s seeing a lot of use of Super Matte and suggests that nails are moving from accessories to fabric.  That a glossy nail is an accessory, like jewelry, but a satin finish gives it a fabric texture.

Given my love of Insouciant, is it any surprise that the Urban Haze manicure is my favorite look of the day? It’s definitely a mix I want to recreate. If you want the chance to make your own bottle at home, leave a comment telling me which of the two CND looks you like best. One winner will receive one bottle each of Silver Chrome, Brilliant White Asphalt, Putty, Desert Suede, Eclectic Purple, Bicycle Yellow and Super Matte.

Entries will be accepted until Midnight EST, today February 15th. Leave a comment and make sure you include your email address in the comment form, but not the actual body of the comment (for privacy reasons).

Also, I spoke with Angi Wingle and when the fashion week crazy is over, she’s going to find a way to minimize the mix so you can recreate Urban Haze at home without as many polishes. Stay tuned for updates.

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  1. mcmcm says:

    Love the clear french — definitely will try on after my nails grow back!

  2. :) I love the frankens they made!

  3. Jen Phifer says:

    love these looks today!!

  4. jbrobeck says:

    I definitely liked the Malandrino look the best!

  5. Shana says:

    Loved the look with the Blackjack smile lines at Behnaz

  6. Jessica says:

    Definitely loving the Urban Haze too!

  7. Alli says:

    OMG…I am in LOVE with the Urban Haze mani!!! I love all that goes into to creating such beauty. WOuld LOVE to try this out myself!!! Good Luck to me!!!! Please Enter me to win! Thank you sooooo much!

  8. Kajsa says:

    I like the first on most!

  9. Lisa says:

    Thanks for this post, it all looks so pretty! Please enter me

    Cheers, Lisa

  10. Gina says:

    I love the putty and blackjack french manicure. I would have to have a very special occasion to wear this because it would not work in my normal life. A black tie affair? A night at the opera? I would plan something spectacular just so I could wear these nails. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Irene says:

    I look forward to another mix :) woo! thanks for these giveaways

  12. Becca says:

    For some reason I really like the two takes on the French manis, even though I usually don’t like French manicured at all!

  13. jill says:

    I’m enjoying taupey violet mushroom shades more than I ever thought possible, (wearing Essence Walk of Fame right now!) so I like the latter, but I also love the Black-tipped Manolo manicure too, I love the swoopy flattering stripe at the edge, so much more flattering to the hand than traditional french manicure horizontal lines.

  14. Jamie K says:

    wow! im loving the whole idea of lavendar haze cement! and the french nude tips are SO mod! :)

  15. Leslie says:

    I’m going to have to go with the 2nd look.

  16. Luka says:

    Furs? Yuck.

  17. Cathy says:

    The Urban Haze manicure is chic! I love it!

  18. terry says:

    I like the clear French tips and Blackjack one. And the first model is sooooooooooooo pretty!x))

  19. Katie says:

    They’re all great! I think the “Manolo Manicures” are my favorite because they’re so creative and interesting.

  20. ggggg says:

    I absolutely LOVE Malandrino’s Urban Haze!

  21. Bente says:

    The Sarafpour look with the Blackjack tips and neutral base, it makes the nails look long and elegant

  22. roxana says:

    the clear french tip is my favorite!

  23. weny says:

    Love all of them, but I love Urban Haze look the most.

  24. Nikki says:

    Manolo Manicure! It’s definitely the most unique.

  25. Angie says:

    The Urban Haze is gorgeous. Of the others, never been much of a French manicure fan but think the dark nail with clear tip looks very modern and chic!

  26. pchelka217 says:

    The last is the best, I think.

  27. khoo says:

    definitely urban haze !!

  28. Jen D. says:

    I’m loving Urban Haze. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Caroline says:

    I love the smokey lavender– so pretty!

  30. Meredith S says:

    Love the Malandrino look!

  31. Margot says:

    Urban Haze for sure, I live unique colors!

  32. Steph says:

    The clear french is stunning though sadly, I’d need to make use of those “fake nails”.

  33. Michelle T. says:

    The Urban Haze color is beautiful!

  34. Ang. says:

    Love the Urban Haze – would love a chance to tinker around with those colors (or just try some of them out on their own). Gorgeous!

  35. Ace says:

    Loving the clear tips with Blackjack and also LOVE the Parisian look with the matte finish! Amazing.

  36. tahillia says:

    I’m so divided because both of the looks are gorgeous. That gray purple is incredible and I’d be much more likely to wear that in real life (and the makeup at the Malandrino show was to die for) but I’m loving the Manolo inspired manicures from the Behnaz show. The shoes, the twist on the traditional French, the makeup… all gorgeous. I’m in love. I love that the tips were left clear, too. How unique and gorgeous. GUH… these are my two favorite looks from all of Fashion Week. *drools*

  37. shuzluva says:

    The Urban Haze mani is fabulous! That is definitely my favorite of the three. My second place is the Manolo Blackjack smile lines with the Putty on the base of the nail. I couldn’t do the clear at the tips…I think it would look terrible on me!

  38. Hannah says:

    So cool to see a mainstream brand frankening! And what an awesome giveaway :)

  39. Danielle says:

    I love how many variations on the French there are. I love both shown here today!

  40. Abby says:

    I really like the Urban Haze mani! (:

  41. Kristen says:

    I love the blackjack tips and putty nails. It does remind me of shoes!

  42. Lara says:

    I’m a huge fan of Catherine Malandrino. Anything she does – clothes, nails, makeup, etc – is covet worthy. Loving the grey/lilac hue as well.

  43. HAT says:

    The Urban Haze is my favorite by far. I like the concept of the others, but I don’t think they really work well. My tastes run anti French manicure whatever the colors used.

  44. Amfitriti says:

    Wow, super elegant! May I have the Manolo Blahnik heels, please? :P

  45. Katrina says:

    Love the Urban Haze and the Super Matte finish!

  46. Tiffany C. says:

    While i like the Manolo look i can pull off the Urban Haze much easier and be able to use it more often.

  47. TIna says:

    Huge fan of the twist on the French tips! I am currently rocking Essie’s Cute As a Button with Essie’s Lapis of Luxury as the tip.

  48. Samantha says:

    Looove the first couple. The clear tips would be convenient because I’m so lazy with touchups from tip wear.

  49. Krista says:

    I really like the purple haze – greyed purple colour too, my favourite by far. I don’t like the clear tips at all though!

  50. Cheryl says:

    I love the curved french looks! I’ll love to try it out myself but it just seems that it wouldn’t be as nice because I don’t have oval nails. I’m not that keen on the purples though, my personal preference is brighter purples, but it’s still a pretty colour though!

  51. Kirsten says:

    I think my fav mani is the subtle purple grey

  52. Lise says:

    I like the “french”, really nice with the shoes !

  53. Devon says:

    Definitely like the second, the colors are gorgeous. Understated and beautiful. :)

  54. Andy says:

    The greyed lavender is great. I also like the use of matt topcoats. Not so keen on the French manis personally.

  55. Appy says:

    That purple is AMAZING. I want it so bad. Was just thinking about going down to Rescue Beauty to get this done myself in Insouciant, no joke!

  56. Beth says:

    I’m a sucker for purple polishes. ;)

  57. Lisa says:

    Urban Haze is for sure my favorite too.

  58. Petra says:

    oh, the yellow one! I love it. ^^

  59. Ling says:

    The Urban Haze is my favorite. All those polishes in the mix, and it looks so sweet and light :) Love it.

  60. Steph says:

    Wow I am loving the Behnaz looks. And that eye makeup is amazing. I’ll definitely be trying to recreate it.

  61. Hailey says:

    Wow… love everything! Stunning colors and designs!

  62. Julianne Q says:

    I looove the nail polish Angi Wingle mixed. All of these colors are phenomenal.

  63. Andrea says:

    I love the Malandrino look! So pretty.

  64. elli says:

    really nice!!!

  65. Vettelicious says:

    I love the black tips, but I’m also a sucker for that custom blend! Gorgeous manis all around :) Thanks for sharing!

  66. Braye says:

    I love the Urban Haze Mani and the clear tips :) CND has definitely gotten their creativity on :)

  67. Kate says:

    I like the idea of a nude nail with black tips, but that model with the fur hat and purple scarf really sold the custom color to me!

  68. Brooke says:

    urban haze for sure!

  69. Katie says:

    Loving the Urban Haze! Amazing!

  70. Guenevera says:

    LOVE Urban Haze! I’m glad to see matte coming back, especially on lighter colors.

  71. Chanell says:

    I like the Urban Haze mani, that’s hot! I would like to be entered in the contest, thanks!

  72. Steffi says:

    I love all these looks so far the best!!! I love seeing new interesting interpretations of french manis that put a fresh new spin on things. Very very chic!

  73. I love the first one!

  74. Silva says:

    I like that first one, looks really elegant :)

  75. Maqda says:

    I love Urban Haze too:)

  76. Kristen says:

    Love the Urban Haze look from Malandrino! So chic and edgy without being in your face!

  77. Halifax says:

    Love the endless creations the brand has

  78. I love the funky french, especially the dark tips, clear tips looks cool for the runway but it’s not something I would personally wear. The pale purpley-grey is really cute, such a sweet innocent shade!

  79. Melissa says:

    I’m loving the Urban Haze manicure!

  80. Rachel says:

    love Urban Haze! Would love to win these!

  81. I love the Urban Haze look, especially because of the top coat/finish. I like the idea of the manicures becoming “fabric” because of then finishes. I love fabric and texture, and the creative layering possibilities are endless with this collection!


  82. klk says:

    Urban Haze is amazing!

  83. Amanda H says:

    love the clear tips
    very chic

  84. Christen says:

    I love the urban haze type look – although more of the gray than purple. and the blackjack look is so unique without being too over-the-top – love it!

  85. Cheryl says:

    I love all the looks. They each have their place and time. Urban Haze for a understated sophisticated look and the clear french tips with blackjack and the blackjack smile lines are a more dramatic look.

  86. Lisa says:

    WOW! these look awesome! would love to have them in my collection :)

  87. Lillie says:

    Urban Haze for sure.

  88. Brittany says:

    The urban haze mani is soooo pretty!

  89. fuwari says:

    Loving the Manolo recreation with the light tips!

  90. ritterbraten says:

    I loved the franken they made! Gorgeous!

  91. Olga says:

    Also loving Urban Haze!!! How great would be to create my own mix :)

  92. Paz says:

    Love love LOVE the Manolo Manicure (clear french)! So classy yet modern! Definitely one I’ll try at home! (And the shoe is to die for!)

  93. Angy says:

    I like the Malandrino look…

  94. Whitney says:

    Oh my! That last look would take SO. MUCH. WORK. to mix everything up just right. But the end result is so nice. I’m surprised to hear that the matte finish is alive and well … I thought it was going by the wayside. Glad I didn’t throw away my bottle of Essie Matte About You. I am kind of loving the black nail, clear tip look. But I don’t think I’ll be trying it at home.

  95. stephanie says:

    im actually not a fan of french manicure looks, but the ones from manolo are amazing! the shape is beautiful and i love the contrast by throwing in the black.

  96. Aisha says:

    I like the Urban Haze Manila. I’ve never really been a fan of French manis.

  97. Maggie says:

    The Urban Haze, only outdone by the incredible makeup look they paired it with!!!

  98. Karen says:

    I like the clear french looks the best, they look both interesting and beautiful.

  99. Sonja says:

    I am totally digging the clear tips, although Urban Haze is something I’m more likely to actually wear.

  100. Jywoi says:

    Love the Malandrino the most:)

  101. Julie says:

    That Urban Haze is awesome… Dunno if I’d have the patience to mix that many different polishes though.

  102. Julie says:

    I LOVE Urban Haze!!!

  103. Harri says:

    LOVE the purples!

  104. Gina D says:

    i love the clear French tips.

  105. Sophie says:

    My favorite are those dark pointy french tips! I wish I had a steady hand to do those… Love the colors in the giveaway!!! thank you :)

  106. Maggie says:

    Malandrino for today!

  107. Jessica says:

    Urban Haze is amazing :)

  108. ena says:

    I *love* the Urban Haze manicure!

  109. Amanda says:

    I love the nude-ish nails with the black tips, proper old fashion style with an edge.

  110. jack says:

    Love the sophisticated look at Benhaz.

  111. Danny says:

    I love all these looks today! they are all cool and wearable! :)

  112. Emily says:

    Absolutely Urban Haze. I’m dying for a bottle of Insouciant or anything like it!

  113. Niesha says:

    The clear french is so different LOVE IT!!!

  114. Faith says:

    I love that greyed lavender! So jealous! Looks like you’re having a great time

  115. MalybooBarbee says:

    I love the greyed lavenders!

  116. Debbie says:

    I love it!

  117. Caren says:

    I love the Urban Haze manicure too!

  118. Kitty says:

    Hands down, Urban Haze!

  119. Lucy says:

    I’m loving those tipped nails :-)

  120. Danie says:

    What a fun post. That greyed-out lavender is super pretty and wearable.

  121. autoxchica says:

    lovely mix! Love the purple/gray, but may have to try the black/putty combo myself!

  122. auroragyps says:

    I like the purpley Urban Haze best and I know I could pull it off.

    I almost like the transparent French tip, but I keep thinking it would be much cooler if the tips were a milky opalescent & almost transparent tip instead of just clear.

  123. Suzanna says:

    the manolo manicures look amazing.

  124. Valerie says:

    All about Urban Haze!

  125. Katie says:

    The Urban Haze and clear French were both so so so pretty!

  126. Kelly says:

    I like Urban Haze and the clear French tips with Blackjack. Thanks for posting awesome pics and letting us know what they used :)

  127. Louise S. says:

    Wow beautiful looks :)

  128. Melanie says:

    I love the Urban Haze manicure! It looks very versatile.

  129. Lynne says:

    I’m really intrigued by the transparent french, but I love the Putty/BlackJack combo. So sophisticated.

  130. Corey says:

    Can’t help but love the Urban Haze. Can’t wait to see the mix!

  131. Gail S says:

    Oh, I’d love to win this set of polishes! The manicure I found most striking is the one with the Blackjack smile lines with Putty for the base. But I’d probably never wear it – for wearability, the Urban Haze would be it.

  132. Heather says:

    Definitely love the Urban Haze. And I love these giveaways even more! :)

  133. Klara' says:

    I love the Manolo manicures. I’m really digging the tips’ shape, it looks funky. Clear tip is cool, but I’m afraid I’m not going to spot that one :p. But I might the nude/black combo ;). Though I don’t really like the shoe…

  134. Margaret says:

    I love the beige nails with black tips!

  135. Mary says:

    Love the Urban Haze!!!

  136. Julia says:

    The grayish purple is absolutelz gorgeous.

  137. Diana says:

    Love the Urban Haze

  138. crotchfairy says:

    I’m going to try these manis. Glad my nails are still long and strong.

  139. Cookbook says:

    Most definitely the Urban Haze mani.

  140. Emily says:

    Urban haze!

  141. Sania says:

    That clear french is fantastic! I don’t know if I could ever pull it off, but it’s visually stunning!

  142. Katie says:

    I LOVE the Urban Haze manicure. The smoky purplish color is just gorgeous. I can’t imagine it would look decent with my skin tone, but feel free to say I’m drooling…

  143. Elisabeth says:

    Love the frankened look! Such a pretty color :)

  144. The clear french mani is intriguing.

  145. Shayla says:

    Yeah, the urban haze color is going to be a must buy

  146. Anne says:

    I love the Urban Haze, and also the Tuxedo look from the other day. I guess I just really, really like those dirty lavender shimmers! :)

  147. Jaime says:


  148. ania says:

    I love the Urban Haze ones :)

  149. Catherine says:

    Okay. Maybe it’s the shape of the nails that jolt me away from the Behnaz. I really like the color idea, just the long almond look has never appealed to me. Yes, it’s classical and I get what they were doing, I just think when I try it (cause I will be trying it) I will go with a more rounded square tip and see how I enjoy it then.

    But in terms of the entire package, gotta go with Urban Haze. I love that it’s smoky but not too dark, and purple, which I am just getting in to.

  150. Maestra says:

    I love the black tips design(second design). Very elegant!

  151. ash says:

    I wish there were more images of the nails @ Malandrino…the effect sounds awesome!

  152. Crystal says:

    I also really enjoyed the Purple Haze look. I’ve been loving dirty-smoky shades lately.

  153. ruth says:

    love the urban haze!

  154. Kathy says:

    I’m with you – the Urban Haze manicure is hands down my favorite!

  155. vvn says:

    The Manolo manicures are so chic! Definitely a look I’d like to recreate for a night out.

    But I think the Urban Haze colour wins this round. Though I don’t think I could mix it myself (though I’d still welcome all those bottles of polish!). Can CND just put out a pre-mixed version of it pretty please?

  156. NailPolishFan says:

    I love the Manolo Manicures at Behnaz Sarafpour the best.

  157. Annabel says:

    I quite like Behnaz Sarafpour’s mani, it looks really unique and would love to try it!

  158. Winnie says:

    Love love love both! But personally, I prefer Urban Haze :)

  159. beady says:

    As long as there is a matte-option I’m never in doubt; I will always go for the matte.

    Great to hear that nail polish is ‘moving over to fabric’. It’s great to play with different finishes on a favorite color :-) I keep my fingers crossed for the giveaway.

  160. girlygirl says:

    I am wild about Urban Haze!

  161. stript says:

    I’m with you on the urban haze.

  162. Maria says:

    like the malandrino mani! Hope to win…. ;)

  163. sarah says:

    I am in love the the urban haze color! It’s perfect.

  164. Sue Blu says:

    I wish CND polishes were more readily available here in the UK.. the colours are stunning and the Urban Haze mani looks divine

  165. Pam R says:

    I love the clear tips Manolo manicure!! Urban haze is nothing to sneeze at either. :)

  166. Dani says:

    I am deff. in an urban haze (horrible pun) with that nail look. :D

  167. Rachel says:

    Urban Haze!

  168. Renee says:

    Love the Urban Haze look with the grayish yet purple tone. Also surprisingly like the Manolo manis with the black nails and white tips. Getting so many neat ideas!

  169. Redz24 says:

    The Manolo manicures are great =).

  170. Jessica says:

    Urban Haze is super gorgeous! I love how it’s a little bit feminine, but a little bit sophisticated. It’s simple, but also gorgeous and powerful. It’s also versatile. You can wear it to work, wear it for a night out, or have it match with casual clothes.

  171. Ooh, love the Manolo Blahnik nails!

  172. Jordan says:

    I love the franken looks, they are so unique. I’ve never seen anything like it!

  173. Jessica says:

    Loving Urban Haze!!!

  174. Brianna says:

    Love the Urban Haze look from Malandrino! I love purple and gray, so that one has the edge. But the twists on the french mani are also very nice.

  175. Abby says:

    I like the first one the best, with the black. Although you’d need a really steady hand to do it. Urban Haze was my favorite. Who isn’t a sucker for purple?

  176. Marjolein says:

    Malandrino! Love that look, real Parisian chic

  177. Jennifer says:

    Love the blackjack with white/clear tips!

  178. Kathryn says:

    Urban Haze all the way!

  179. Sarah says:

    I love the clear tips, they look so cool!

  180. Su says:

    The franken is my favourite, very elegant!

  181. ach167 says:

    I love the nude with black smile lines. It does scream luxury jet setter with a modern twist. I also love that it was based off the shoes, because I have to admit I’ll pick my nail color based off my shoes sometimes :) (or vice versa and match my shoes to my nails) The purple haze concrete seems like a color that I see working year round. And I love the idea of making it matte. I’ve yet to try the mattifiers so this just sealed the deal to try it!

  182. Kate says:

    I would *never* think to mix bicycle yellow to achieve such a dusty/haze color. LOVE!

  183. Kristen says:

    Love the lavender/grey franken! It would be great to have a pro on hand to mix up frankens when I get the nail polish blahs.

  184. Sasha says:

    Urban Haze for sure.

  185. Jammies says:

    Love, love, love the black & nude looks!

  186. Lisa says:

    Really liking the makeup here much better than the others…and I like the slightly less OTT nails!

  187. Lisa says:

    Loooove the dirty/smoky lavender!

  188. Bre says:

    I am in love with the Urban Haze look and the Manolo Manicures! The clear tips look gorgeous so creative and really mimicked the shoe.

  189. Sonal says:

    Love the modern french manicures, especially the clear tips!

  190. nekosan says:

    Definitely the Urban Haze!

  191. Jenniferx33 says:

    love all the colors, they are amazing!!

  192. Christine says:

    urban haze! i love purples and greys!!

  193. Noel says:

    The Urban Haze is a pretty cool color but i absolutely love that neutral polish with the black tips… Something about it looks very chic, trendy, and luxe. I think they did a really nice job with the Behnaz.

  194. Sylkii says:

    I like the ones with the clear french tip.

  195. V. says:

    I love these sorts of colours! Beautiful. :)

  196. Janelle Z says:

    I love the high contrast tips!

  197. Katie says:

    I love the nude/black french! Will totally be trying that one. Love all these nude/dusty colors that are coming out too…and yellow! so happy.

  198. Abby says:

    Even though i really love the clear tipped Manolo Manicure, i’m going to have to say Urban Haze is definitely my favorite! oh that gorgeous grayed purple.. and it looks like in the pictures it has a pearly quality, which i love!

  199. Ayda says:

    I really like the clear tip manicure. I think it would be fun to see what it looks like with other colors.

  200. Jmy says:

    I am a huge french mani fan but I actually liked CND

  201. Sarah says:

    I am loving the black tipped French mani. The urban haze is too pale for my tastes.

    I’m glad things are trending more toward elegant and sophisticated. I would pick a pencil skirt and pumps over cargo pants and shreds any day.

  202. Dot says:

    I’m am, surprisingly, digging the french w/ the clear tips…I never would have pegged myself liking that sort of thing, but it looks really cool!!!

  203. Misch says:

    urban haze ftw!! :) really pretty!

  204. Anna says:

    Oooh that Urban Haze look is awesome! Can you see the yellow in it up close?

  205. keli says:

    A new purple gray is always exciting :-)

  206. Karin says:

    I love love love the Malandrino look! Its fab! i need to try to recreate that :D

  207. Kathryn says:

    Urban Haze is so pretty… that’s some seriously complex color mixing, but wow, the results are totally worth it!

  208. Inger says:

    My favourite is the clear French tips and Blackjack manicure but the last one is really pretty too.

  209. TJ says:

    This post combines some of my most favorite things right now, purple, gray, black and shiny. At least my nails will have a great fall :)

  210. Natalie says:

    Ahhh! I love NYFW! I love the frankens too. Anything grayish purple is amazing!

  211. Laura says:

    Clear tips with the black nails look amazing!

  212. Mary Jane says:

    Malandrino look is my fave.

  213. Allison says:

    Ah, those frankens!
    Purples are my favorite. And love the tip ideas!

  214. Sara says:

    Love – LOVE – the Manolo Manicures!!

  215. Bry Jensen says:

    Love some of these! Hopefully I’ll have a chance to get my hands on some

  216. Bry Jensen says:

    Whoops! Forgot to add which looks I like the most. Loving the urban haze and Malindrino!

  217. Susana says:

    I love the Malandrino “franken” blend. It looks so chic!

  218. Ulmiel says:

    Urban Haze manicure is the winner for me too. Such a beautiful chic colour, soft and perfect for spring. Love it!

  219. Wini says:

    The Urban haze is definitely my favorite, but I thought the clear tips for Behnaz Sarafpour were daring! loving it

  220. beady says:

    As long as a matte is one of the options, I’m never in doubt: I will always go for the matte.

    (Keep my fingers krossed for this entry to go trough, tried one earlier today that failed)

  221. Cat says:

    While the first one is nice, I really enjoy the second look more. Both are really pretty though!

  222. T says:

    Urban Haze is amazing. Soft, pretty, wearable I love it!

  223. Kacey says:

    I am loving that Manolo manicure! (Urban Haze is a given, of course)

  224. Honey_lili says:

    Love the manolo manucures… And shoes !!! Thalle
    For enterring me.

  225. kelly says:

    I also love the Urban Haze!!

  226. Michelle says:

    LOVE the Urban Haze mani! Gorgeous :D

  227. Kylie Boazman says:

    That grey lavender is gorgeous!

  228. o0Stacey0o says:

    One thing I didn’t expect was this uprise of yellow polish. Its like overnight yellow just became THE color making headlines. I’m kind of surprised that the dark contrast “french” mani is still running strong. Was never a huge fan. Just seems a little too pedestrian to be such a common manicure at something as epic as NYFW!

  229. Sapphy says:

    I like the putty and blackjack frenched nails best.

  230. Veronica says:

    Oh- I loved the purple/mauve colours from CND. Wish they would be in the permanent range. And I wish I could do frankens.

  231. nikki says:

    clear french tips – that look is so cool and something i’d never thought of… but i could never pull it off! so that get’s my win for creativity but for usability it’s the very cool urban haze. love it!

  232. Maria says:

    That purple combo is to die for! It’s so hard to think of the different colors used to make that, but it definitely turned out beautiful.

  233. Stephanie says:

    I love the Urban Haze color and the manis!

  234. amaura says:

    I love the greyed lavender. Wish they would make it into a single polish.

  235. Kathryn says:

    I really like the custom blended colour!

  236. Drea says:

    love love love the manolo inspired manicures!!! i love the idea of clear tips. very fresh.

  237. Grace says:

    I love the clear french look and the black tip look but those are looks that I would always be too nervous to try out. However, the Urban Haze color is so classy and beautiful. I would wear that color all the time. Urban Haze is by far my favorite

  238. Erin says:

    Again, it’s so hard to choose! I surprisingly love the Mani with the clear tips! Very cool for a show or editorial shoot. I don’t know if I could pull it off in real life though!

  239. Nina says:

    OMG I make frankens all the time like it’s my job so this is so exciting!

    I really like the Malandrino look.

  240. Mandy says:

    The Urban Haze look is beautiful!

  241. Eliane says:

    I love the nails that match the shoes!

  242. Erica says:

    I know it’s couture and should be over the top, but I am not understanding these tips. I like the complexity of a custom color.

  243. Christina says:

    The Malandrino is gorgeous!

  244. Maureen says:

    Love the Purple Haze look, and I’m not usually fond of paler nails on myself but feel that this may be the year to branch out after seeing so many great colors coming out from RBL, CND, Zoya…

  245. LOVE the manolo manicure

  246. Karina says:

    Urban haze! I will definitely be dreaming about it for the next couple of weeks!

  247. Nat says:

    Love urban haze!

  248. Lizzy says:

    Urban Haze is my favorite today!

  249. Melissa says:

    The Malandrino look is my favorite!

  250. Heather says:

    I really love the clear french manicure. I might have to give it a try.

  251. B says:

    Clear french tips are to die for!

  252. vivi says:

    not lovin the look! clear tips seem too plastic and fake! and also not loving pointy nails. love the lace concept though

  253. Rhonda says:

    I think I’m rather partial to the Blackjack with the black curved tips. The urban haze is a good one for every day wear, but the other is more striking. Different. Especially with the makeup look they put together. Gotta love it.

  254. Susie says:

    LOVE the shoes….the nails-not so much. Urban Haze, though-oh my! :-)

  255. Winnie says:

    The clear tipped French mani is an interesting look. Might have to play with that one a bit. Hope you’re having a good time!

  256. Hanna M says:

    It’s the Malandrino look for me – LOVE that colour!

  257. Jaa says:

    Love all of the looks, sexy bottle too ;)

  258. Lynsey says:

    Love the look of these polishes!

  259. Krystal S. says:

    (attempt #3) – Urban Haze for me :)

  260. Alllison says:

    ok so the manolo manicures look interesting. I could totally rock that for gaga.

  261. Jasmine says:

    I liked the look at Malandrino with the custom color by Angi Wingle.

  262. Judith says:

    I like the clear french manicure. It’s different, definitely something I will look into trying.

  263. Renee says:

    The Manolo-inspired manicure is so on point! Totally looks like the shoe. Love the shades for Malandrino as well, one of my favorite lines so far and was happy to see up close how they did the nails.

  264. Beth says:

    I absolutely LOVE the Urban Haze manicure!

  265. Lissette says:

    I liked the manolo manicure with the clear tips! Very interesting.

  266. Ebony says:

    I love the Manolo manicure!

  267. Brenda says:

    the urban haze rocks!

  268. Olivia says:

    I really like the whole Malandrino look with that amazing Urban Haze on the nails and the makeup.

  269. Samantha says:

    That Urban Haze manure is gorgeous! I love that color, it’s beautiful.. definitely unique!

  270. Colleen says:

    Urban Haze! I love how it’s understated and yet unexpected at the same time.

  271. Melanie says:

    I love the black tips :)

  272. Jay says:

    Loving the grayish purple one!

  273. Mamainak says:

    Me please! :D

  274. brookelyn says:

    I don’t think I have the guts to do the clear tips mani, but I’m kind of obsessed with it!

  275. Alexis says:

    Wow both looks were fantastic. Urban Haze reminds me of totally fort worth it. I love it. The Manolo french manis awesome. I can’t choose I love them both.

  276. Mandy says:

    Love the Malandrino look!

  277. Michelle says:

    I love me some gruple!

  278. Taylor says:

    The clear french is way cool!

  279. Indoorkitty says:

    Manolo manicures all the way!!!

  280. Petra says:

    the Urban Haze manicure is my favorite of the two looks.

  281. Barb says:

    Definitely Urban Haze, though it might take a while for someone like me to do that lol

  282. Alexa1202 says:

    The frankens look great! :)


  283. Monique says:

    I like the Urban Haze manicure and the black tips!

  284. Ida Pie says:

    I like the Blackjack style nail.

  285. ashleyD says:

    love love putty!

  286. oana schultz says:

    definately, the tips with Blackjack smile lines and Putty on the base of the nail

  287. I really love the urban haze look but the clear tips are really chic too, maybe I’ll try that with a nude color instead (clear tips on natural nails might be wiered). Anyway thanks for hosting this giveaway!!!

  288. lauriestrode says:

    Urban Haze is my favorite too. But no wonder – I am also totally in love with Insouciant :D

  289. Elizabeth says:

    LOVE the Urban Haze look. So sleek.

    (And boy, would I really love that CND Eclectic Purple!

  290. Kelly says:

    I love all the nail looks, so cool(:

  291. nadia says:

    I like the urban haze look. Not so sure about the Manolo manicure though – it looks unsanitary to me for some reason, as if the black started chipping..

  292. Lindsey says:

    I’m here to jump on the Urban Haze train!

  293. Ashley says:

    Definitely love the urban haze!

  294. Rachel says:

    I love both the Urban Haze color and the clear tipped nails. I would totally wear the clear tips, but it’s pretty impossible to pull off without using fake nails.

  295. April Brooks says:

    I love the Urban Haze!

  296. Marl says:

    Not so fan of the french but i love the shoes !!!

  297. Anya says:

    Urban Haze! Matte but not pure gray. Just
    a litle color added. To me looks almost like a pastell. I love it!

  298. LauraJ says:

    My favorite of today’s looks is the matte/satin purple. The clear french tip looks like someone who bites their nails & painted them black. It’s an odd look to my eye

  299. GerryART says:

    Far and away = Manolo Manicures

    Probably not for a trip to the grocers
    - but every where else, YES ! ! !

  300. Elizabelle says:

    I really love the way their matte topcoat looks. May have to pick up a bottle if I don’t win one!

  301. Lauren says:

    I love the inspiration for the clear french tips, but urban haze is definitely my fave!

  302. Katy says:

    Definitely Urban Haze.

  303. Cyan says:

    The Urban Haze manicure at Malandrino looks gorgeous, and even though it was on the runway for FW2011, it looks wearable enough for this spring! Love it!

  304. LH2007 says:

    Love Love Love that Urban Haze manicure!

  305. Julia says:

    I love the urban haze mani… it is definitely something i would try at home :)

  306. Cincly says:

    I love the idea of clear tips, but the custom grey/lavender is something special :) Can’t wait to hear more about the minimised mix even though I CND is not widely available in Oz, i’m happy to do some shopping around!!

  307. sabrina says:

    I prefer the Purple Haze manicure, especially since it is pretty gloomy here where I live. The Manolo mani is clever, however it’s too agressive for me but I love the shoe companion to the mani.

  308. Cynthia Ly says:

    The urban haze is to die for and the satin finish is the cherry on top!

  309. LL says:

    I love the clear french tips!

  310. Mara says:

    I love that Franken!

  311. Michelle says:

    Hands down (hee!) Malandrino for me. I love that light, smoky lavender.

  312. Savannah says:

    The clear french is my favorite! So innovative!

  313. Courtney says:

    Ooooh LOVE Urban Haze! I need Insouciant, as Sally Hansen Mystic Lilac is one of my absolute favorites!

  314. Joy says:

    I love the Blackjack tips mani. Those exaggerated tips are very sexy.

  315. Samantha says:

    Gotta say I love the Urban Haze, I’m so in love with the grayed tones this season!

  316. Rose says:

    urban haze urban haze urban haze urban haze Lovelyyyyy :)

  317. Lisa says:

    Loving the Urban Haze.

  318. MissMoses says:

    I love the clear French tips and Blackjack look!

  319. Casey says:

    The Malandrino frankens are gorgeous! I like the greyed pastels – very springy without looking like those chalky candy hearts. Interesting that everyone is using the Super Matte, too!

  320. Marianne says:

    like the manolo manicure—black with Putty tips.

  321. Katja says:

    I like urban haze.

  322. Megan says:

    I am loving these looks! I like how the nails are a direct translation from the Manolos. :) Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  323. Britt says:

    I love the Malandrino look! And I’ll have to try Fit Me Foundation when it comes to Canada!

  324. Bronwyn says:

    I love the Urban Haze mani for sure. Wow!

  325. Karen F says:

    I like the Urban Haze the best, such a beautiful almost foggy color.

  326. Barb Dyer says:

    I love the Urban mani- it is so clean and refined. This is the best mani that I have seen from what you have posted all week so far.

  327. kylie says:

    I love all those murky, purpley grays so that Urban Haze manicure is right up my alley!

  328. Erin says:

    urban haze for sure!!

  329. Ter G. says:

    Looove Urban Haze!

  330. Briana says:

    Love all the frankens, so much work and effort goes into these things I had no idea. Urban Haze is amazing, gorgeous grayish purple

  331. sandi says:

    love the urban haze. a similar color from long ago is revlon silver screen, which was the inspiration for my bedroom color – lavender with a silver/grayish cast, although i went with the satin finish. must find RBL color too.

    dislike on the clear french tips

  332. Amy says:

    The Urban Haze look is my favorite!

  333. Silja says:

    Urban Haze all the way! Not only because those frankens look awesome, but also because I can’t stand the black smile-line style. Looks like dirt under nails. Yuck :( Clear tips are not so bad, but they’re still not a style I would wear.

  334. Esther says:

    the black french tips!

  335. Georgiana says:

    I love the Urban Haze look as well! So classy and feminine…

  336. Emme says:

    I have to say, that bright yellow is my new fave! :)

  337. Julie says:

    The clear tips are awesome! Loving the blackjack smile lines as well.

  338. Suiling says:

    While the Manolo Manis are a great idea I like the Franken Polish more…I’ve been intimidated about makingm y own franken polish but these sound like so much fun!

  339. Rachel says:

    I love, love, LOVE the putty+blackjack smile lines! I’ve got to try that soon.

  340. Charlene says:

    love these colours =)

  341. linda w says:

    Love Urban Haze and all it’s frankened sisters. Really looking forward to your updates on that and fingers crossed that I have all the colors already to mix it up! (but I’m always looking for an excuse to buy more CND!)
    The clear tips are cool, but I don’t think I could pull them off.

  342. Danielle says:

    I love the Urban Haze look as well and I am also super jealous of the fact that you are at fashion week! Enjoy it and thanks for the insider posts!

  343. Amy says:

    My favorite is the Urban Haze. That’s my kind of mani!

  344. Amanda says:

    I really like the clear french manicure tips. I think I’ll try this when my nails are longer :)

  345. Freddy says:

    I love the first one with the clear French tips. So cool!

  346. Cat says:

    Love the nails for Behnaz Sarafpour! I really like the black tipped manicure. I’m going to have to try that look.

  347. Tiffanie says:

    urban haze is beautiful! and the makeup that goes with it is just lovely.

  348. samantha says:

    The clear tipped Manolo Mani is tops. So often people try and hide their nail line, and I really like the idea of the way the mani makes it a feature.

    Plus, the shoes are amazing.

  349. Noe says:

    I love urban haze! Gorgeous :)

  350. Eleen says:

    I love the looks of the Manolo Manicure. Will try it someday!

  351. Adri says:

    I love the clear french mani. It’s so elegant…

  352. Thifa says:

    Urban haze is gorgeous!

  353. minh says:

    the clear french tips are absolutely beautiful, but Malandrino’s asphalt nails are a close second.

  354. Audrey says:

    Malandrino is definitely my favorite! I’m loving smoky purples right now too, so this is perfect.

  355. Altea says:

    definitely the malandrino look ^_^

  356. I love the Urban Haze look. It’s awesome!

  357. Renee says:

    Love the urban haze look! I,m a sucker for purple

  358. Laura says:

    I’m loving the clear french tips with blackjack! I will sooo be trying this for myself, but maybe using OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark instead? :)

  359. Janet says:

    I think the black French tips are really interesting! The result looks somehow so elegant, especially with the Putty base. Reminds me of the eyeliner they used in the makeup look, which I also think is gorgeous.

  360. Celeste says:

    wow, the purple haze grey color is amazing!

  361. Laura says:

    Love the grey-purple Urban Haze!

  362. Cat says:

    These don’t wow me at all, but I suppose my favorites would be Urban Haze and Blackjack of the looks posted.

  363. kristen F says:

    I quite like the urban haze look! I think it gives a lovely update to the grays/taupes that have been so popular. :)

  364. Liliz says:

    I love the Urban Haze look! I hope Angi does comes up with a mix that doesn’t take that many polishes.

  365. Lauren says:

    The Urban Haze look is by far the best! I definitely would like to try something similar!

  366. Vivian says:

    I’m definitely loving urban haze too!

  367. Kelly says:

    Awesome colors and the manicures look so different!

  368. Courtney says:

    Love the Urban Haze look! Perfect color for spring!

  369. taxi says:

    Ooh! Blackjack! That looks so cool, or hot!

  370. Danyal Abunegila says:

    i like the black tips WAY more than the clear tips!

  371. Medali says:

    Omg both the Manolo manicures are amazing. I would definitely try that look.

  372. Tara says:

    soooo nice!

  373. Lindsey says:

    Urban Haze. So ethereal. :)

  374. Kelly says:

    Love the urban haze!

  375. Sirena says:

    I love the black tips and am dying for the Malandrino lavender. Luckily I ordered Insouciant. Can’t wait to get it!

  376. Mary says:

    I love the Malandrino color!

  377. Alyssa says:

    The Manolo manicures are divine! Classy and modern looking – perfect. The clear french tips are particularly clever :D

  378. Nadine says:

    I prefer the Malandrino look.

  379. Kristina says:

    Love the Behnaz Sarafpour look! So pretty and of course love the Manolo’s

  380. Qian says:

    Urban Haze!

  381. Steph says:

    Hmm… I think I like the Blackjack smile lines the best – I love the concept of having clear tips, but it just seems to get lost a little when the nails are on the hand. Urban Haze is pretty awesome too, though :)

  382. Lauren says:

    Urban Haze!!!!

  383. Xiomara says:

    All the looks are great. My favorite is urban haze too, but I would love to rock the other looks as well.

  384. kellyo says:

    Love the purply grey! I really liked the first french when I thought the tips were nude, but don’t know if I could do clear tips.

  385. Caity says:

    I’m loving the Urban Haze manicure! The other two are a little too harsh for me to pull off…

  386. Heidi says:

    Purple Hazed cement for me!

  387. JenG says:

    That “CND

  388. Nellie says:

    maybe its because I’m staring to prepare for spring but I definately love the smoky purple look for Malandrino!

  389. amber says:

    The urban haze look is my favorite:)

  390. Erica says:

    I like the urban haze look, but then again, I like purples especially purples mixed with greys.

  391. Andrasescu-Scrieciu Adriana Camelia says:

    I like Manolo Manicure-clear french

  392. Kate says:


    These colors are so mute and amazing! The perfect essential for any fashionista!

  393. Tammi says:

    urban haze looks amazing.

  394. Caroline says:

    I love the Urban Haze manicure! The other look, with the clear French tips is a little too far out there for me.

  395. Emily says:

    LOVE the smoky lavender nails! Such a ladylike spin on the putty nails we’ve seen lately. I’m also digging those Manolos at the Behnaz show!

  396. Allison says:

    I’m not a fan of the clear tipped french manicure. I don’t think it would look good on an everyday girl. Plus it would probably look awkward unless it was created with fake nails. However, I love the Urban Haze. I am a huge supporter of neutral colors right now and Urban Haze has the perfect mix of neutral-ness and purple color. I also really like the idea of a satin finish to make the nail look more texture-y and less shiny. Way cool.

  397. Ellen says:

    I LOVE the Insouciant (Rescue Beauty Lounge). I’ve been looking for a great lilac to match a dress I own, and I think this is it!

  398. Elizabeth says:

    i Love the 2 french options, i think i might DIY it! I’d like to hear more about this texture/fabric manicure, I’m not totally buying the idea yet.

  399. Kristen C says:

    I like the one with Blackjack smile lines and Putty on the base of the nail. I’m not brave enough to try the clear tips haha

  400. Vanessa says:

    OOOH Love the Malandrino look!

  401. rosarita says:

    I love the grayness of Urban Haze!

  402. Amy says:

    love the clear tipped french nails with matching shoes. plus.. these models are so chic i may die. a-maze.

  403. Sierra says:

    Urban Haze is definite a favorite, adding drops of Bicycle Yellow into the mix is such a surprise.

  404. Abby says:

    urban haze FTW! :)

  405. TygerKitty says:

    Definitely the urban haze look – I don’t care for the other one at all!

  406. Erin says:

    It’s a hard choice, but I think I like the Urban Haze look the best.

  407. elbee says:

    That Malandrino look is smashing. I feel like it’s something everyone can do without difficulty and look awesome doing it!

  408. Xinny Hui says:

    i love how the french tips blended in with the skin tone! (:

  409. Anutka says:

    Really like the Urban Haze manicure. Such a pretty color!!!

  410. Lisa says:

    I love the Manolo nails. The black on putty is really striking!

  411. vballer says:

    so cool!

  412. Kristen says:

    Love Urban Haze!

  413. Leone says:

    I’m loving the Urban Haze look as well. Very pretty!

  414. peripatetic33 says:

    i agree urban haze is a winner the description purple haze cement gets me

  415. Hollie says:

    #2 – the Urban Haze manicure. I love anything even remotely purple.

  416. Rachelle says:

    I am always a sucker for different types of french manicures, but I honestly do have to tip my hat (and preference) to Urban Haze. I love gray purples, but I will try out those french manis.

  417. Christine says:

    *Love* the Urban Haze look!

  418. Carla says:

    I’m really digging the urban haze!

  419. Eugenia says:

    I absolutely LOVE the urban haze manicure!! That’s a shade that’s so totally up my alley!

  420. firefly says:

    Wow! I love the color of these!

  421. Kathy says:

    I love how the clear french tip look!

  422. Harriet says:

    Really like all of them in this post, but Urban Haze edges out as the winner to me.

  423. Laura says:

    Love them all!

  424. Vivien says:

    Ah I love the frankens that they came up with! A lavender grey sounds like it’s to die for.

  425. mini_pixie says:

    omg I love the franken at Malandrino! That soft grey-lavender is beautiful, definitely my fave of the two.

  426. Wenqi says:

    Urban Haze is totally my fave now out of all the days! it totally unique! who knew that you can add some purple AND yellow to a neutral base and get such a cool looking color!

  427. Merrin says:

    I love the purple haze. I never really thought about mattifying lighter colors/neutrals before, but now I’m inspired!

  428. Leigh says:

    Love the Urban Haze. So into the gray purple right now!

  429. Valerie says:

    I love the custom shade from Malandrino! The shimmery muted amethyst is sooo gorgeousss!!

  430. Mai says:

    The Behnaz french tips are lovely.

  431. Kristen says:

    I’m loving the Urban Haze look!

  432. Tamara says:

    I really like the urban haze look. :)

  433. Danielle says:

    love the parisian flare of these looks

  434. Mary Ann says:

    I love Urban Haze! Grey + Lavender =

  435. Marry says:

    soooo pretty!

  436. Kim L. says:

    Definitely the Urban Haze- love it!

  437. meg ree says:

    Loving the urban haze as well!

  438. Nalia says:

    I really like the black with nude tips.

  439. Laura says:

    The lavender is absolutely perfect. What a nice, fresh spring color! Malandrino’s makeup was flawless, too!

  440. Lou says:

    loved the french tips with putty and jetblack!

  441. Spenser says:

    LOVEEEEE the clear tips. Incredible!

  442. Tammy says:

    LOVE the Urban Haze!

  443. Annie says:

    Behnaz Sarafpour all the way.

  444. Val?ALU says:

    Ok. If I don’t get Putty I am going to die. This is for real. Keep me alive!!!!!!!!

  445. Ofelia says:

    LOVE urban haze!!

  446. Clare says:

    The putty with the black tips looks so chic! Wish I had nice enough nails to pull it off for the office.

  447. Emmy says:

    OOOOOOOH! LOVE the Urban Haze!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

  448. Lydia says:

    I like the Urban Haze look best of the two.

  449. Meg says:

    I’m a complete sucker for greyed purples

  450. Carween says:

    Wow, that pink nail + black tip look is actually quite sleek. Might be hard to attempt on my own though! :P Anyway, thanks for the great giveaway!

  451. Emily says:

    I love the clear tips. I’d definitely rock that.

  452. Deanna G. says:

    I like the Malandrino one! :)

  453. Jill says:

    I’m loving the first picture with blackjack and the clear french tips. I also enjoy the matte gray-lavender look.

  454. Brenda says:

    I love the urban haze!

  455. Heather says:

    Urban Haze is gorgeous. Most lavenders look too Easter egg-y, but this is perfect.

  456. Ann says:

    Urban Haze is pretty but I think the clear tips from the Manolo manicure is really interesting looking!

  457. Monik says:

    Love Urban Haze so much!

  458. Kristen says:

    Absolutely love the Manolo mani (black nails and clear tips)!! So awesome! =)

  459. breeoxd says:

    Love the urban hazecolor, but kudos for the shoe inspired look too!

  460. Sabrina says:

    I love the Urban Haze!

  461. Heather says:

    Urban Haze is gorgeous. I think it’s my favorite and probably the one I’d be most likely to try. (I’m tempted by the two-tone manis, though…if only I had the coordination or nails to pull that one off!)

  462. Sabrina says:

    I’m not a huge fan of the modern french manicures but I love the urban haze!

  463. elizabeth says:

    Urban Haze, definitely!

  464. Paulina says:

    Malandrino is the best. Hands down!!!

  465. Tyler says:

    The Malandrino look is awesome. It would look great on my girlfriend!

  466. MacKenzie says:

    I love love love all of those nail looks!

  467. Amy says:

    digging the urban haze look

  468. Janna says:

    such pretty colors!

  469. Sonya says:

    Urban haze! Though I love them both, actually…

  470. Susy says:

    I love the Urban Haze look! :D

  471. Camille says:

    I’m a fan of the manolo manicure.

  472. Matthew says:

    Definitely the Behnaz look! I would rock that in a second.

  473. Lola says:

    The colors look lovely before the franken as well. I really like that milky grey near the middle.

  474. Jen says:

    I like Urban Haze!

  475. Krystle says:

    Wow…I loveee the clear tips Manolo one! Perfect way to get away with wearing a nude and dark polish at the same time. Now I don’t have to decide!

  476. Krishji says:

    The blackjack Manolo smile lines with the clear tips are so fascinating and such a great homage to such a creative, sexy shoe. Brilliant how nail artists get their inspirations!

  477. Jane says:

    I have to say that my favorite look for today is the variation on the French manicure. I’m not the biggest fan of greyed-out, natural nails and I’m a huge fan of variations on the typical French manicure so the French manicure is the obvious winner for me!

  478. steph says:

    i love urban haze! :)

  479. Kate & Zena says:

    Manolo manicure is my favorite….but I like the Urban Haze too.

  480. slinqui says:

    ahhh i love this!

  481. Vivienne says:

    urban haze. PRETTYYY!!!

  482. Tina Renee says:

    I love the clear french tips with Blackjack! Very chic!!

  483. Tina Renee says:

    -I love the clear french tips with Blackjack! Very chic!!

  484. Nika says:

    Urban Haze))

  485. Patty says:

    I think I like the first look with more dark color over the light. That one would look better on myself anyways, lol.

  486. Tavorna says:

    Love the Urban Haze franken, it’s so classy!

  487. tussah says:

    Urban Haze is my fave also!

  488. Bonnie says:

    I am a Manhattan girl so of course no hands down the Blahnik inspired clear french.

  489. Steffi says:

    DEFINITELY the Urban Haze.

  490. suzanne sicuranza says:

    luuuvv the urban haze.. I need to start mixing my own me thinks!

  491. HeidiG says:

    Love the Urban Haze – and it really is much more do-able for me at home….now if only I had the color…

  492. Jen says:

    I love Urban Haze too but I also love that the Manolo mani reminds me of Chanel ballet flats.

  493. lori says:

    I love urban haze

  494. Karina S. says:

    My favorite is the Malandrino look. I’m a fan of all purples, so I didn’t even need time to think about this one :D

  495. Jennifer J says:

    love the blackjack with the smile lines. really classic look!

  496. Kristen says:

    I think the purple haze manicure is most wearable and is even neutral enough to wear to more conservative jobs. Love the Manolo mani in concept, but not sure it translated that well to the nail?

  497. Kassandra says:

    Looooove the urban haze mani, such a perfect colour

  498. Natalia says:

    LOVE the urban haze look! simply gorgeous!

  499. Cindy says:

    The Manolo manicures with the dark tips!

  500. Linda says:

    Urban Haze is fantastic. Love the color

  501. Lizzrd says:

    Loving that Urban Haze!!

  502. Linda Reyes says:

    great article, love all the custom CND blends & so love all the Rescue Beauty’s 2011 Sping line !

  503. Donna Messer says:

    Love the clear french tips with Blackjack — the Manolo Manicure!

  504. Michelle says:

    I also like the Urban Haze manicure more than the others. It looks very fashionable and no quite as “busy” as the others.

  505. Cindi says:

    The two CND looks I adore are the nails with clear French tips and Blackjack!” Also, The “Urban
    Haze” with the matte finish are fabulous…
    Many thanks to you!

  506. Hanneri says:

    Wow – this is a great giveaway – the possibilities are endless!

  507. Lisa says:

    The Manolo Manicure hands down, that is such a striking look and would be gorgeous for a night on the town. I wouldn’t mind those shoes either.

  508. Jessica says:

    The Manolo inspired clear French tips are amazing. I wish that could be done on real nails – I don’t wear fake ones ): Definitely love the Urban Haze mani too though!

  509. Rachel says:

    Those frankens are gorgeous!

  510. Mc Huggs says:

    Happy Valentine’s Day Week

    Amazing Michelle!

    I love the first look, Blackjack with the clear tips and Urban Haze. Imagine designing a manicure CND polish inspired by the Manolo Blahnik black pump heels with the clear top, LOL Wild and gorgeous looking indeed.

    Never ever heard of Manolo Blahkik until I started to watch “Sex and City Girls,” LOL and Carrie with her beautiful and sexy shoe buys.

    Your web blog never ceases to amaze me with new information about the nail polish fashion world.

    Mc Huggs :)

  511. Joyce B says:

    Definitely loved the purple haze nails!

  512. Suzanne says:

    is this sort of “french” acceptable? I swear I won’t put it on my toes. But I love the nude nail and black tip combo.

  513. Irene says:

    lovethe french! both of them!

  514. Sarah says:

    Love the dark nails with the neutral tips!

  515. MRS_MIAGI says:

    Love the “authentic” french mani. I too am feeling the greyed lavender. For me it all started with Metro Chic . . .

  516. Kim Tran says:

    Love Urban Haze and Black Jack Smile Line

  517. Stephanie says:

    I love the Malandrino !

  518. aleta says:

    love love love Urban Haze

  519. Rose says:

    LOVE urban haze!

  520. Kristine says:

    Love the urban haze look!

  521. ML says:

    I like the beige tips the best!

  522. Zara says:

    I like the nude with white tips the best!

  523. Michelle says:

    Love the urban haze; Hoping for more nerve in the next lifetime.

  524. Mai says:

    I love the Urban Haze manicure!

  525. Frances says:

    Love the Urban Haze look!

  526. Duffi says:

    Such a thoughtful mix. I’ve enjoyed today’s post the most — at least so far! Urban Haze looks gorgeous.

  527. Anne Marie says:

    Definitely Urban Haze!

  528. titeju says:

    I prefer urban haze, never loved french manicure.
    Thanks for all the giveaway!! :D

  529. Tami says:

    I vote for urban haze!

  530. Zoey says:

    I like the Urban Haze color nail.

  531. Holly says:

    I love the urban haze look, but I also love the lucite nails. So much fun!

  532. Sarah says:

    Urban Haze is excellent! I totally agree with Angi’s assertion about matte nails being like fabric. Thanks!

  533. Keri says:

    My favorite looks is the clear and black French manicures! So classy looking!

  534. paige51066 says:

    I love the clear French tips.

  535. Lulu says:

    Love the blackjack look! Its just so vampy!

  536. Wendy says:

    i love the maladrino look!

  537. Bex says:

    I love the Urban Haze look…it’s simple but something draws me to it

  538. graziaplena says:

    I love the Manolo manicures at Behnaz Sarafpour! So cool-looking.

  539. Jennifer says:

    I love the Urban Haze, especially with the remarks about it being more of a fabric than an accessory. It is beautiful but doesn’t take anything away from the fashion look.

  540. Emma says:

    I adore the blackjack with the neutral tip, as well as the neutral with the blackjack tip. Yes it’s kind of crazy but it makes me think of strong women throughout the 50′s and 60′s. I would totally wear this look.

  541. gnoma says:

    WoW! I really love all style in this entry, really! Maybe my favorite is the second one: the nude french with black tips, it’s classy and original at same time.

  542. swatchcat says:

    Head over heels for the Urban Haze, but I’m also loving the Blackjack with Putty tips mani.

  543. Jenn says:

    Beautiful colors! I hope I made it :)

  544. Love the black French! I’ve seen this design in Japanese nail mags, it’s very cute!

  545. sonia says:

    Amazing nails!….all so perfect the Urban haze Looks like such a trendy look. I have to say thats my pick.

  546. Cindy says:

    the black tip nails on the girls’ hand are perfect for Halloween.

  547. lillian says:

    I think the second look is better. The makeup in the first look is also beautiful but the french tips are meh..