Tuesday, September 25, 2012

31dc2012 - day 25

It's Day 25! Today's theme is a fun one: Inspired By Fashion
Let's get right to it!

I found my inspiration in the dress that Kristen Stewart wore to the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.
I kinda wish I owned this dress. Haha. It's hot!

I'm really pleased with how this translated onto my nails!
Part of me wishes I did something Betsey Johnson inspired (like last year) but hey, I pretty much do Betsey-like things all the time, so it's nice to push myself into a different type of design.

I did this design using DIY nail decals, otherwise known as nail polish on scotch tape cut into shapes.
Yes, you read right - you paint some strips of scotch tape, and once they are dry, you cut off pieces and stick them to your nails! It is so simple, and a great way to get crisp lines and shapes.

I did this sort of thing once before, seen here - and check out the step-by-step as seen on The Beauty Department.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep is the silver base for my manicure. This is such an awesome silver polish, it covers in one coat, and I find the Insta-Dri brush to be ridiculously easy to work with. One coat and no clean up necessary? Yes please!

The colors I used for my "decals" are:
Color Club - Almost Famous
Color Club - Where's The Soiree?
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Trouble Maker

Don't forget a thick coat (or two) of topcoat to seal in your decals so they don't peel off.

I love the contrast of the metallic and the cremes, and the random shapes really pop!
Which nail is your favorite? I think the index is my fave.

6 more days to go! Yikes! Almost there!


  1. LOVE the inspiration behind this mani. You interpretation is flawless!

  2. The scotch tape trick is so cool! And the dress (and subsequent manicure) are both awesome. :D

  3. Lol I read the scotch tape part and went, "wait, what??" But it's just so genius! Awesome mani..

  4. i love it! i love the scotch tape trick too!

  5. You did a great job of translating the design to the nails.

    I like the dress and the nails. And the home made nail decals are genius! I might just borrow that one!

  6. I love this manicure. Although I am not at all a fan of her, I do really like that dress!

  7. SO cool! And that dress is amazeballs!

  8. I need that dress and your manicure. Ready, go.

  9. This is really friggin cool! I've been dying to do a tape mani!

  10. Love your mani, don't like the inspiration (especially the person wearing the inspirational dress!). :)

  11. This is awesome! You did a great job - it looks EXACTLY like the dress!

  12. Wow, amazing manicure!
    Really cool and trendy ;)
    Have a great weekend.


  13. Wow, I am in constant awe of what you do. You are super talented!!