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Designers [Re]designed: Prabal Gurung Inspired

Good morning! Well, it's morning as I write this its probably the afternoon or even night in some parts of the world/country.

Today's design was actually meant to be posted for day one of Designers [Re]designed week but the first attempt was a complete failure! Instead of using the obvious splatter technique for the base I tried using a dotting tool and it just didn't look good at all. I'm not lying, it was unrecognizable!

But this time I went for the splatter technique and I think it works! Now, the color blocking aspect was randomly placed since it looks like the designer wasn't too concerned about symmetry for this dress (which I love by the way). 

For this manicure I started with a white cream base. Then using the splatter technique I created the abstract-splatter print Prabal Gurung has on the background of the dress.  For the splatter I used Zoya Lara, white, black, and Wet N Wild Disturbia. To match the purple and black panels on the dress I took my nail art brush and this random Sally's Girl medium purple and drew the panels. I went back in with black for the random black panels. I finished off with thick coats of topcoat. 

This is my first time doing splatter nail art and I have fallen in love with it! I know it's been done in every possible way and in every possible color combination but it may pop up on this blog again in the future. I kind of love it!


Designers [Re]designed: House of Holland Inspired

Day 2 of Designers [Re]designed week!

I went for something more simple today since yesterday's design was freakishly hard and took a lot of time to do.

I always surprise myself with the things I haven't done yet. Like this gradient leopard design. I feel like everyone has already done this type of design and I'm just now getting on board!

This design came from this House of Holland Spring/Summer 2012 dress below which was a very pretty, subtle gradient with large spaced out leopard spots. Of course nails are a much smaller canvas than the dress so it was a lot more difficult to give it that same effect but I tried.

For this manicure I used Essence No More Drama as the base. Then I took a sponge and sponged on Barielle Do Unto Others. I focused more on the center of the nail and then faded out the edges. Taking my nail art brush, I used black polish to create the leopard spots. These I created randomly using the dress as inspiration for placing and size. I finished off with a topcoat.

I didn't notice until I took these pictures but it looks like my black polish got a little too tacky and created those weird string things all over my index and middle. Don't you just hate when that happens?


Designers [Re]designed: Proenza Schouler Inspired

Hello loves!

I am finally back after an almost two month long hiatus. I hate to give excuses and I know you hate hearing them but I have been busy with personal life so nail polish life had to take a backseat. I promise I will make it up to you guys, especially since I never got to my one year blogiversary giveaway! Now that school is out and I have all summer to focus on blogging, I promise I have much more to come.

I really love when bloggers have a "theme week" so I decided to have another one of my own. "Designers [Re]designed." So what if it's cheesy? I thought it was a cute name...

I had so much fun with my Vera Bradley nails that I'm going all out and having a designer week! All week long I'll be posting designs inspired by some of my favorite designers and designers I've never even heard of. 

For this manicure I started off with a base of Diamond Cosmetics Decadence. Then, using a nail art brush I created the stripes, creating a T with the yellow (Barielle Soul-er Powered), black, and white. Then I started creating the other components of this mani, such as the colorblock squares on the sides and the angle on the top half. I finished off with a topcoat.

This was a very hard design to achieve. Actually, it's not that it was hard but getting the symmetry right was difficult. I'm still not 100% happy with it but I think it turned out great for the most part!

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