Tuesday, 27 November 2012

31DC2012: Day 25 Inspired by Fashion

Welcome to Day 25 of the challenge! Today, we have to create nails inspired by fashion so the first thing I did (again) was type 'Fashion' in to Google! I came across the Vogue website and started clicking through this season's catwalk shows.
I spent a long time looking through and I was waiting to see something... ANYTHING that I could immediately envisage on my nails when the bottom half of a dress from Christian Dior's ready-to-wear collection caught my eye. I immediately knew that this would be the nail art I'd do to match and I'm so pleased with the way it turned out.

Runway photo credit: Vogue.co.uk


For this manicure, I didn't use a base colour or even a base coat, I went straight in with some striping tape to mark off the lines. I did this for two reasons. Firstly of course, you've got the authentic see through look and also I couldn't be bothered to wait for anything to dry! For the thicker lines I just used two pieces of tape right next to each other. I used nail art tweezers for this step because it's very fiddly.
When all the tape was in place, I painted on a coat of A-England Lancelot, one nail at a time, and carefully peeled off the tape using the tweezers. There was some polish out of place, especially near the edges where the tape had come away from the nail a little, so I dipped a nail art brush in some acetone to clean away the bits I didn't want. When everything was completely dry, I used two coats of Seche Vite to glaze it over.



Now go to Rie and Cris' blogs to see their fashionicures!


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29 comments:

  1. Really pretty and... fashionable :D.

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  2. Oh Sammy so love this a real classic look :)

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  3. So simple and yet so pretty!

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  4. What a brilliant idea! I have to try it! Great job x x x

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  5. This looks awesome- I will definitely have to try it!

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  6. "That is SO fetch!" But seriously, what a slick mani!

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  7. This looks AWESOME! I love the way you skipped a base color. It really makes the mani look just like the runway!

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  8. Love the inspiration! Your mani turned out so slick and pretty. Love it <3

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  9. There it is! I love it! I knew I would the instant I'd seen the little corner of your thumb, lol.

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  10. This is an absolutely gorgeous nail design, and that dress!!! In love.

    Amy, xox

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  11. So simple, and it looks amazing! Love it!

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  12. Beautiful! Love the crisp, perfect lines :)

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  13. Love! Its alluring and clean

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  14. Lovely! I must find someone to help me doing it

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  15. This turned out very beautiful! :)

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  16. Wow, it looks so beautyful (:

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  17. how creative! :D that's really amazing !

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  18. love Love LOVE these! Great job (inspiration) as usual.

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  19. Looks great! Very chic in my opinion :D

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