Think manicure and the first thing that comes to mind is a gorgeous set of painted nails. But without the perfect base, colour has nowhere to shine. As natural nail expert Jessica Vartoughian famously states, “All nails are not alike”, so as with skin and hair, they too need a tailored solution. Used frequently, the correct base coat will help nails grow long, strong and beautiful, presenting the perfect paint at its best...READ MORE
Lacks moisture, has ridges, white spots and powdery finish.
base coat for dry nails. Jessica’s exclusive Protein KSW formula (Keratin, Soy and Wheat Protein) and H20 increase moisture levels. While, Jojoba, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E heal, condition and strengthen.
Pink, strong and smooth, flexible, resists breakage.
SOLUTION: Reward base coat for normal nails. Rich with natural botanicals and antioxidants, this Vitamin Therapy contains Vitamins A, C and E to maintain health, strength and flexibility, while Calcium and Aloe Vera protect against nail breakage.
Hard, inflexible, maybe curved, breaks high on the nail.
SOLUTION: Recovery base coat for brittle nails. Improve resilience and flexibility with this moisture-restoring
combination of Protein KSW, Calcium and H2O, which allows the nail to retain moisture.
Can affect all nail types, peels in layers.
SOLUTION: Fusion base coat for peeling nails. This saviour for peeling nails contains rubberised resins
which fuse together the delicate layers of the nail, while vitamin A strengthens and conditions for growth.
Thin and weak, lacking luster, will not grow.
SOLUTION: Restoration base coat for post-acrylic or damaged nails. Rebuild nails from foundation to surface with this regenerative formula containing healing Echinacea to reinforce the nail and aid the recovery process.
Soft, weak, lifeless, just won’t grow.
SOLUTION: Critical Care base coat for soft, weak nails. Contains Protein KSW, fortified with Calcium and intensive strengtheners. Increases keratinisation, creating a protective barrier to allow for maximum growth, strengthening severely weakened nails.
The hottest nail trends for AW17...READ MORE
In New York and London, the urban city vibe was translated onto the nails in moody tones. At Eudon Choi, the Jessica Hands on Team shaped the models’ nails to their natural shape and applied Reward Prescriptive Base Coat, followed by Phēnom in Downtown Chic and finished with No Shine Matte Finish Top Coat.
A firm favourite for spring, the ‘barely there’ look gets a sophisticated upgrade for autumn in an array of neutral shades ranging from sheer, feminine pinks to dense crème nudes. Simply Sexy was the shade of choice at Apu Jan in London, the Hands on Team shaped the models nails to their natural shape and topped with a coat of Brilliance for a glossy look.
Nails are getting a fresh update from the classic autumnal berry to an evergreen, with tree-like tones dominating the catwalks in London at Jasper Conran and Fashion East. The key colours for the season are on the darker end of the scale; forest green, olive and pine.
A big hit for SS17, blue remains a firm favourite for AW17, making a real statement on the catwalks in London and New York. The hot shade for the season is bright, cobalt blue – a striking contrast against the muted tones of autumn.
The most popular colour for SS17, blue nails dominated the runway at Sophia Webster, DKNY and Kate Spade with shades ranging from navy and cobalt to sky blue....READ MORE
The most popular colour for SS17, blue nails dominated the runway at Sophia Webster, DKNY and Kate Spade with shades ranging from navy and cobalt to sky blue.
Nail the trend: Jessica Phēnom in Fountain Bleu, Decadent and Copacabana Beach, or Custom Colour in Periwinkle Bliss, True Blue* or Sky High* as seen at Faustine Steinmetz.
A huge hit in London and New York for AW16, red remains a top pick for this season. Shades were energetic and vibrant, ranging from pillar-box to poppy, with a glossy finish. Red lips are in too, so make a real statement and match your manicure to your pout.
Nail the trend: Jessica Phēnom in Leading Lady and Geisha Girl, or Custom Colour in Ruby Empress and Shock Me Red*.
As seen on the runways in Milan and New York, crisp white nails return for SS17. The look is simple; paint it on and let the colour do the talking. Glossy or matte, the choice is yours.
Nail the trend: Jessica Custom Colour in Chalk White* or Sharktooth.
A firm favourite for last season, metal shades continue to shine for SS17. Say goodbye to the foil shine and hello to tarnished, matte finishes in an array of colours including gold, silver, copper and bronze.
Try the trend: Jessica Phēnom in Gold Vermeil and Antique Silver or Custom Colour in Sterling Queen.
Nude nails get a subtle (and delicious) upgrade for spring in shades of mocha, cappuccino and caramel. At Apu Jan, the Jessica Hands on Team shaped the models’ nails to their natural shape and applied Reward Prescriptive Base Coat, followed by Custom Colour in Creamy Caramel and finished with Brilliance.
Nail the trend: Jessica Custom Colour in Naked Contours*, Nude Thrills* or Creamy Caramel* as seen at Eudon Choi.
Stand aside, black is back again for the season, contributing to a darker mood for spring. Finishes vary from opaque to matte, with high gloss being favoured for an elegant and sophisticated look.
Nail the trend: Jessica’s Velvet & Pearls* is a high shine crème, as seen at Ethologie. Use with Brilliance for an ultra-glossy finish.
*shades also available in Jessica GELeration.
They’ve spent months hidden away underneath layers and inside boots so it can be easy to neglect our feet during the colder months. Prepare to bare with these speedy steps:...READ MORE
They’ve spent months hidden away underneath layers and inside boots so it can be easy to neglect our feet during the colder months. Prepare to bare with these speedy steps:
Before a bath or shower, file any dry areas of skin with long, firm strokes, working in one direction only. Use a foot file that has two sides of different grit – one to tackle very hard skin and the other to smooth over the filed surface. As skin becomes softer when wet we recommend only filing dry skin to avoid accidently over-filing or tearing the skin.
Use Jessica Zenspa Microdermabrasion Foot Scrub to exfoliate feet while in the shower or bath to remove any remaining rough skin and to perfectly smooth filed areas. Pay special attention to extra dry areas. The finely ground volcanic pumice is very effective on hard skin that builds up on feet, as it will renew skin cells and leave your feet feeling like new.
Once out of the bath or shower, dry feet thoroughly, concentrating in-between the toes, and apply Nourish to soften cuticles. Gently push back cuticles using an orangewood stick.
Apply Jessica Zenspa Hydrating Heel Repair Creme to heels and other dry areas. Allow to absorb, then ensure the nail is wiped thoroughly to remove excess oils before painting.
Apply two coats of prescriptive base coat suitable for your nail type. Follow with two coats of colour, making sure to seal the free edge (tips) to protect and prevent polish from chipping more easily. Finish with two coats of Brilliance for a gorgeous shine and a longer-lasting manicure.
To maintain your pedicure reapply Brilliance every 3 days to keep your polish looking fresh and to protect the colour from fading. Before going to bed apply Phenomen Oil and Heel Repair Creme, put on some cotton socks and you’ll wake up with silky smooth skin.
With these simple steps your feet will be ready for sandals in no time.
Shades of Red
In London and New York AW16 Fashion Week, red nails were a huge hit, seen at Kate Spade, Erdem and Ryan Lo. The shades for this season are warm, ranging from pillar-box to mahogany, with a glossy finish....READ MORE
In London and New York AW16 Fashion Week, red nails were a huge hit, seen at Kate Spade, Erdem and Ryan Lo. The shades for this season are warm, ranging from pillar-box to mahogany, with a glossy finish. Red lips are in too, so make a real statement and match your manicure to your makeup.
Try the trend: Jessica Nails Custom Colour in Royal Red, Merlot, Cherrywood.
A firm favourite for the season, metal shades were muted down at Vivienne Westwood, Charlotte Olympia and Jill Stuart. Say goodbye to the foil shine and hello to tarnished, matte finishes in an array of colours including gold, silver, copper and bronze.
Try the trend: Jessica’s new Phenom collection in Gold Vermeil and Antique Silver.
Nail art takes a minimalistic and graphic turn this season, with simple linear designs as a twist on plain colour. Across the cuticle line, tip, horizontally or vertically, the choice is yours.
Try the trend: Jessica’s Custom Colour Creamy Caramel, with a graphic black line of Black Lustre painted across the cuticle line, as seen at David Koma.
Spotted on the runways at London and Paris, nails are taking on a completely natural look for AW16. At Eudon Choi, Jessica Hands on Team shaped the models’ nails to their natural shape and a base and top coat were applied to enhance the natural nail, giving them a clean and fresh look. No colour required!
Try the trend: Jessica’s treatment base coats and protective top coats are designed especially to care for the natural nail. Two coats of each are all you need for this look.
Not for the faint-hearted, animal print isn’t stopping at the clothing rails this season. From leopard spots to tiger stripes, the look is bold, eccentric and daring. Be creative and play with pattern and colour – go wild!
Try the trend: Jessica’s new Into the Wild AW collection with colours including Tangled in Secrets (a russet red crème); Mysterious Echoes (a deliciously rich plum crème); Enter If You Dare (a tawny pink crème); The Luring Beauty (a seductive magenta crème); Snake Pit (a dark mink crème) and Fruit of Temptation (a sumptuous cranberry crème).
Stand aside, black is back for this season. Finishes vary from opaque to matte, with high gloss being favoured for a chic, sophisticated look.
Try the trend: Jessica’s Velvet & Pearls is a high shine, glossy crème. Use with No Shine Finish Top Coat for a matte look.