marie claire russia december 2014 - (photographer: jamie nelson)

Julie Kandalec-

Our inspiration was an old cover of Vogue Gioiello.

01. I started by putting full-coverage tips on her nails to add drama and to protect them.

02. Over a coat of Chanel Diwali metallic polish I applied each Swarovski crystal individually, first dipping it into eyelash glue for resilient yet gentle adhesion.

03. One thing that you may not immediately notice is that her hands are ombré in a full rainbow of colors- both vertically AND up each finger. These probably took me 1.5-2 hours to apply.