For today's challenge, I had to create a manicure inspired by fashion... When I think of fashion (which isn't very often) I think back to the Project Runway Season 8 NYFW show by Mondo Guerra. Don't know who he is? Check out this link for a nice summary of the designer, what went down in the season finale, some Tim Gunn, and a picture of the outfits that inspired this manicure.
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For this manicure I searched through my polishes, and all in all I think that I came pretty close to matching the colors used in the collection. The blue should have been brighter and should have leaned more teal, but hindsight is 20/20.
For the base color I used Cult Nails - Nevermore. It's a fantastic one-coat perfect black, and I was able to pick it up during one of the Cult Nails sales (say that five times fast!). Using my handy dotting tools, I used Milani - White on the Spot for my white dots. After about five attempts I was able to properly create the blue squares with a lot of luck, clear tape, and Essence - Let's Get Lost. Last but not least I free handed the tips of my nails with Essie - No Place Like Chrome and Essie - Off The Shoulder. I finished the job with a nice, thick coat of Seche Vite. I really like how this manicure turned out.
I liked how this manicure turned out SO MUCH that I decided to attempt it with my oft-neglected left hand. It turns out that the dots looked much better when I wasn't using my dominant hand. Huh. Weird. Rather than ruin the manicure by attempting the accent work on the ring finger and thumb, I decided to make the manicure a little more work friendly and left the fingers black. Re-reading that sentence is a little hilarious... Black isn't supposed to make your nails work friendly... Moving on!!!!
Even though I loved the pink, silver, and blue accents, I found that the polish was incredibly thick on my right hand's ring finger and thumb due to all the nail art/layers. Usually this results in the polish peeling off immediately the next day, so I made the executive decision that my left and right hands should match. I ended up taking off the polish on the two nails in question so that I could paint them black.
I am not a fashion conscious person,so I'm probably the worst person to judge... but I love this manicure. I look at my nails and think back to that awesome collection that inspired me... and I am really pleased about getting the suggestion of that look for a fraction of the cost. Yay nail polish!
On that note, I'm off to check out the other challengers! Cheers!
-Kimber at Kimber's Lacquer Korner
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Mari at Nailista
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L
-Gini at Sassy Paints
-Pam at Nail-E-Glance
-Me, Myself, and Polish
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!!