Friday, December 5

DIY Textured Nails + Hunter Gatherer

We have our first of many Holiday parties coming up this weekend and we're just flat out jolly about it! Tis the season for fancy party dresses, bold red lips, and teetering about on icy streets in high high heels! But for us, making a statement is all in the details. Pairing an unusual manicure with beautifully uncommon jewelry makes for an unexpected choice amidst all the typical bling and sparkle of the Holiday season. Enter local Chicago designer Laura and her line, Hunter Gatherer. Laura's one of a kind handmade pieces skirt the line between wearable everyday jewelry and high art. We love the bold statement these rings make with their simple and haunting designs.
Laura describes Hunter Gatherer as "celebrating the tangled heritage of the metropolitan by telling its tales and looking to our ancestors. Hunter Gatherer adorns the urban nomad with limited edition designs inspired by ethnographic research to complement an elegant minimalist wardrobe."

DIY Textured Manicure //
Clear Base Coat Polish
Nail Polish (in the color of your choosing)
Embossing Powder
Clear Top Coat Polish

One // Start with clean dry nails (pro tip: wipe your nails with a rubbing-alcohol-soaked cotton ball to ensure no dirt or oil is left on your nail bed)
Two // Apply a thin layer of base coat and let dry
Three // Apply a thin layer of polish. Before the layer dries, generously sprinkle embossing powder over your nail. Shake off excess powder.
Four // Repeat step three.
Five // Let nails dry. Clean off any residual powder by washing your hands with cool soapy water.
Six // Apply a thin layer of top coat and let nails dry completely.

Rings c/o Hunter Gatherer. Shop // the santorini ring + the dhiri ring here.
*Please note that holiday shipping is not guaranteed. All orders placed after December 10 will not be shipped till January.

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