Cuticles are the last thing we would ever think to decorate in any kind of fun way - and we're fairly certain we're not alone. When getting manicures, we spend a good percentage of our time having the cuticles pushed, preened or removed completely to make way for beautiful, clean nails.
But something at Rodarte's S/S17 presentation caught our eye. Whilst the gothic-romantic vibe with its dark florals and moody ruffles was right up our alley, it was the glitter cuticles that the models were sporting that had us most enamoured.
Bazaar US caught up with the manicurist responsible, Traceylee, who explained how she created the cool look. "I was inspired by the collection. The designers love to mix textures, so we brought that to the nail. After applying a coat of pinky nude nail polish to the entire nail (Morgan Taylor in New School Nude), I then carefully traced a line of gold glitter polish (Morgan Taylor in Glitter & Gold) on the skin around each nail. It creates a kind of jewellery effect on the nails."
Traceylee admitted that it wasn't the look she had originally set out to do, but was inspired as she went along. "I always try to do something edgy for Rodarte; something that hasn't been done before."
Hot off the heels of Pat McGrath's sell-out lip kits, glitter is clearly having a beauty moment this season. Time to shine, ladies.