Wednesday, 25 September 2013

31DC2013: Day 25 Inspired by Fashion

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Good Morning my lovely lacquerheads!

Today's challenge prompt is all about being inspired by Fashion. In all honesty I am not a big fashionista. I love clothes, but my meager student budget does not allow me to buy incredibly gorgeous pieces that I would if I had an unlimited budget. Also the lifestyle of trekking back and forth to campus everyday does not lend itself to gorgeous dresses and heels. So I follow other fashion blogs and wish that I could afford/have somewhere to go in those beautiful clothes! Today's inspiration is from one of those blogs!

These nails are inspired by this Mara Hoffman Open Back Column Dress which unfortunately costs almost $300. Good thing a girl can dream right?! lol

These nails are loosely inspired by the dress. I was originally planning on copying the print exactly, but my nails were just too small and I was too tired after work to do all of that :P
I started off with a white base and then began freehanding on the design with my smallest nail art brush. I did it over a white base so the colours would really pop. For this manicure I used, China Glaze Igniting Love, China Glaze Budding Romance, China Glaze Sunday Funday, Sweet Color #009 along with black and white creme.

I really like these nails even if they aren't quite as crisp as I would like because I was a little on the tired side. But they look great when I hold my hand out far! What do you think about these fashion inspired nails?!

Be sure to head over to The Lacquerologist to see what Emily has done today! Also be sure to enter our giveaway!
Check out last years fashion inspired nails here!


  1. Awesome! I don't think I would have the patience to do this to my nails haha.

    xo Maddy
    PS. I am holding a Halloween giveaway on my blog & giving away 2 nail polishes & 3 sets of decals by Beyond the Nail
    Come enter: Spilledpolish Giveaway: Halloween Edition. :)

    1. thanks Maddy! lol I hardly had the patience! I almost gave up halfway through but then realized that it would take longer to start over! :P

  2. Wow Steph this is outstanding! Your detail work just amazes me...I'd be nervous to attempt such a thing! GREAT WORK!!

  3. Gahh! This awesome work of yours left me speechless!! Well done on this one! ♥


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