Elle_Canada_February2014cover Do you like our February cover? What can we say, we’re pretty much in love…especially with those metallic
nails. We caught up with Michelle Saunders, NYFW Essie Lead Artist & Celebrity Manicurist, who created the look for our cover star Kate Mara. 

"After working closely with our stylist and offering several nail colour choices on a colour wheel, we decided that an icy metallic would be the best choice for Kate. The colour I used is called ‘Good As Gold’ and it’s in the ‘Mirrored Metallics’ collection from Essie. Sometimes a dense metallic acts as an elegant neutral against textured garments. I always start with First Base base coat and finish with Good to Go top coat by Essie.” Would you wear a gold manicure like Kate? Read more:
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