Blake Lively's Nail Pro Reveals All the Details Behind Her A Simple Favor Press Tour Manicures
Blake’s Shade: Essie's discontinued "Going Guru"
The Inspiration: The "bright pistachio shade" was a nice contrast against Lively's colorful outfits, says Lively's manicurist Elle, who adds that the duo decided on the hue after looking at a variety of greens. "I say: Always go with your first choice! Blake was handed this color first, but she likes to see options!"
*Elle's Tip: Bright pastels can show streaks easily. "Use alcohol to prep nail before base coat, not acetone! Then, apply each coat meticulously."
The Inspiration: "The neutral perfectly complemented her Zimmerman suit and played well with her diamond and pearl bracelets," says Elle.
Fun Fact: Lively, who’s been known to switch up shades daily, actually kept this polish on for two days.
Showing Her Stripes
Blake Shades: Essie's "Sheer Fantasy" and lines in Marc Jacobs Beauty's "Snap," NARS in "Schiap," Zoya's "[tempo-ecommerce src="https://www.amazon.com/ZOYA-Polish-Mirajane-Fluid-Ounce/dp/B01INY7MVY?th=1" rel="sponsored" target="_blank">404 Splash Pool Blue"
Fun Fact: The look was Lively’s idea. "After seeing it, I spent the day thinking what were going to do. After much debate between the team, Blake said 'do you have neon yellow?' And I said, 'Ummm! Not on me Blake!' So she said, "Let's do bright lines." The look then came together in less than an hour.
*Elle's Tip: Pick up a striping brush to create precise lines.
Pearly (and) White
The Inspiration: Two words, two syllables: "White hot," says Elle, who describes Lively's ensemble as "a bit Art Deco and a bit old Hollywood!"
Fun Fact: It took and hour to stamp triangles — and all went down while she was getting hair and make up done! "All I could think was, 'Please don’t shake Blake!'"
Raise Your Glass
The Inspiration: "Blake chose the color I used a few weeks back when she knew what she would be wearing," reveals Elle. "She went with this glitter, gunmetal polish because it was the perfect complimentary shade to her chic, black matte Givenchy suit with glitter coattails. Her blouse looks exactly like the polish!"
Fun Fact: Her martini glass accent nail is a nod to her new film (for more details, you'll just have to check it out!).