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ATTN all nail obsessees: If Blake Lively’s mani from last night’s red carpet didn’t make you stop and stare, we ask that you take another look. Inspired by her new film, A Simple Favor, Lively sported the coolest pearly-sheen negative space nail art we’ve ever laid our eyes on. The nail art gives off a very 1940s Art Deco vibe, and Essie manicurist Elle created a chic, white-on-white modern take on the era to complement Lively’s alabaster ensemble.


We broke down exactly what polishes you need to achieve the look, and how to create it in three easy steps.


What You’ll Need:

Essie Blanc

Essie Pearly White

Essie Speed Setter Top Coat


STEP 1: Paint two coats of Pearly White all over the nail.

STEP 2: Place a triangle of tape at the base of the nail, and fill it in with Blanc.

STEP 3: Carefully remove the tape and set the polishes with the Speed Setter Top Coat.


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