Essie Partners With Jonathan Van Ness for Pride Month and Creates Custom Rainbow Nail Art Look


In celebration of Pride month, essie has partnered with Jonathan Van Ness to promote expression and inclusivity. Global Lead Educator Rita Remark created a custom rainbow mosaic nail art look specifically for JVN, encouraging and reminding people everywhere to be themselves and own their individuality loud and proud. Here, she shares how to replicate the fun look, which features seven rainbow colors splashed across each nail for a playful, artistic result.

Step 1. To begin, after manicuring apply smooth-e base coat to prime each nail.

Step 2. As per Jonathan’s signature manicure style, a few nails were polished with color as opposed to his whole hand. For this look, the following shades were used to create abstract rainbow nail art:

Step 3. To recreate, apply each shade one at a time, using the polish brush to blend, creating a marble effect as if all the colors are melting into one another. Repeat on desired number of nails.

Step 4. Once the design is complete, top each nail with gel.setter top coat for a high-shine finish.

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Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk