How-To: Jessica Chastain’s Met Gala Nails

Celebrity manicurist and educator Julie Kandalec created Jessica Chastain's nails for the Met Gala using products from The GelBottle.

Jessica Chastain wore Gucci at the 2023 Met Gala. She had a shine on her nails thanks to the Gucci gloves she wore.

Julie Kandalec, a celebrity manicurist who is also an educator (@julieknailsnyc), created Chastain’s nails for the evening using products from The GelBottle.

Chastain gave Kandalec the creative control to create an “as if the gloves were shining” nail look.

You can easily recreate this look to give your clients. Kandalec shares her nail design for Chastain below.


  1. Use The GelBottle Cover Builder Nude #019 as the base coat.
  2. Apply GelBottle Apple Blossom. Use Peacci to create a lacquer version.
  3. Use the GelBottle Extreme Shine top Coat.
  4. Apply Preciosa Crystals “Crystal AB” and “Crystal AB” colors.


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