How to: Emily Blunt Met Gala Nails

Celebrity manicurist and educator Julie Kandalec created Emily Blunt's nail look for the 2023 Met Gala.


Emily Blunt was dressed in a Michael Kors custom lace outfit and matched her nails with the same color.

Julie Kandalec, a celebrity manicurist who is also an educator, created Blunt’s nail look using products from CND.

Kandalec said that the lace and sequins of Emily’s outfit called for a strong, crisp nail. We chose Black Pool because it balanced the softness and lace perfectly. The Chanel charms with the micro pearls completed the look.

You can follow the tutorial below to create this look for clients. Below is a tutorial by Kandalec.


  1. Start by preparing your nails.
  2. Apply a base coat and cure it in an LED lamp.
  3. Two layers of black nail polish and cure.
  4. Apply a topcoat that does not wipe off and cure.
  5. Use builder gel to attach a small Chanel charm in the middle of the ring finger. Cure.
  6. Cuticle oil is a great way to moisturize your nails and cuticles.


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