Nail Files

Just when you thought cool nail art was best left to the pros, Marie Claire asked the world's top experts to create exclusive looks you can do at home (really).


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    Nails By: Tracylee


    The Look: A regular presence backstage at fashion shows (Prabal Gurung, Marchesa), Tracylee has plenty of inspiration for her designs. This marbleized mani replicates a pattern on one of her favorite fall looks, a sexy dress from Balenciaga.

    How-To: Apply a coat of (1). Next, use a crumpled plastic baggie as a sponge to apply the black flecks: Place a few drops of (2) on a piece of paper, crumple the baggie and dip it into the polish, dab off excess, then gently press the baggie once onto the nail to create a marbled effect. Finish with a coat of (3).

    1. SALLY HANSEN Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in White On, $3. 2. OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Onyx, $9. 3. SALLY HANSEN Complete Salon Manicure in Sheer Bliss, $7.

    Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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