Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Negative Space & NYFW

So if y'all follow me over on Instagram last Friday you got spammed by my backstage NYFW experience. I was lucky enough to be part of Team Cirque and got to go backstage to prep and apply nails. Backstage at NYFW is crazy, it's barely organized chaos. For every model there is at least two makeup people, a hair stylist, coordinator, press, photographer, nail person and more. There were 25 models in the show, so imagine how many people were working together to pull the show off. 

This was the look I wore backstage. Since I was on Team Cirque I wanted to wear one of Annie's beautiful creations. I started with a base coat and applied right angle nail vinyls to create a negative space. The black is two coats of Zoya Willa*. After removing the vinyl guides, I added Cirque Le Invader to the bottom half of the nail. Finally I matted the whole thing. 




What do you think of my first go at negative space? I kinda hate it. I think if the spaces were thinner I'd like it more, but it isn't my favorite look I've ever done.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*denotes press sample

38 comments:

  1. I still love this and think it is very pretty

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    1. Thanks V! I'm glad to have you in my corner.

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  2. How awesome you got to be part of NYFW!!!!

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    1. It was so fun! I loved every minute of it.

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  3. I like it, I like negative space manicures in general. I really enjoyed all the behind the scenes you posted on IG as well.

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    1. Thanks Nadia! It was a great experience.

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  4. I'm not a huge fan of negative space manis, but I love this look! I think the glitter looks fantastic with the black base color. Really nice!

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    1. Thanks bunches! It was my first go round, but I think it was ok.

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  5. I love negative space manicures. Yours is awesome with the addition of the glitters! Beautifulllll!

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    1. Thanks Lo! I'd never tried it before, so its a work in progress.

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  6. Wow, NYFW, that is major! I'm totally headed to your IG now to stalk your experience. Love the nails, so cute! Did you get compliments on them through the chaos of backstage?!

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  7. I think it's creative! I want to hear more about how and why you we're backstage!

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    1. I got to go backstage to do nails for Cirque Colors. They teamed up with a designer and created a look, then we applied that to the girls. It was a crazy experience. I hope I get to go back next year as well.

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  8. Beautiful!!! Love negative space manis :)

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  9. Yes yes yes! I am loving the negative space trend. I love how you did the glitter on this

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    1. Thanks dear. It was the perfect touch!

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  10. I think these look really good. I love the concept of negative space, I haven't really tried one yet

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    1. They make me nervous for some reason. I'll have to try it again soon.

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  11. That's so exciting that you got to do nails for fashion week! Love the negative space with the glitter.

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    1. It was super exciting. The glitter was the perfect touch.

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  12. What an amazing opportunity! I would love to hear more about your experience

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  13. I love negative space, but in small doses. I really love this look though! I think the colorful glitter adds so much to what would otherwise be a basic look. :)

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    1. Thanks!! It made me nervous, but the end result was good.

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  14. Negative space manis are always so classy and fancy. I love it. Fantastic job.

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  15. I love negative space manis, and this look is so edgy it works! Great job!

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    1. Edgy is not a word I'd use to describe myself normally, but I like it.

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