Moonbow Nails

Moonbow Nails


Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, the brand that introduced ‘ME’, the first peptide-infused anti-aging nail lacquer treatment, provided a moody, show-stopping nail look created by celebrity nail tech Elle for the Cynthia Rowley Fall 2014 Presentation held at the Diamond Horseshow in NYC on February 12th.


Rowley’s Fall ‘14 collection was inspired by ‘moonbows’, bold but dark colors of the rainbow – a reflection on the romanticism of her sporty chic line and retro influence from the 1970s. Elle, Dermelect’s Color Curator, took Cynthia’s vision and created her version of the moonbow. “Representing a rainbow of darker shades not using any primary colors, we layered two shades from the same color family on each nail to achieve the perfect ‘moonbow’,”says Elle.


Elle used twelve lacquers to create the look, five from Dermelect’s current collection and seven that may reach the brand’s Fall 2014 lacquer collection.  Applying the polish side by side on each nail, Elle began with red (using Ferosh-firebranded oxblood and Red-iculous-a classic red Chinese crème), followed by orange (a bright red/orange and a rusted orange), yellow (sunshine yellow and mustard), green (kelly and pine), blue (She-She-a luxe take on teal and Phenom-egyptian blue), and indigo (jeweled purple and Swagger-autumn royal plum).

Dermelect’s ‘ME’ treatment lacquers retail for $14.00 and can be purchased at ULTA stores nationwide and

Dermelect Cosmeceuticals was formed in 2006 to provide targeted, multifunctional treatments to the woman experiencing changes to her appearance. As a complement to invasive procedures or as a stand-alone DIY range, its no-nonsense beauty philosophy is to combine luxurious formulations with innovative technologies to achieve and maintain realistic skincare and beauty goals.  Designed for women who desire to grow out long, strong, natural nails without compromising fashionable fingertips, ME’s technologically advanced, salon-strength formulations are 3-Free and contain a pure protein extract derived from New Zealand sheep’s wool that strengthens the nails and nourishes the skin.

(Photographer Credit: Fred Namdar)