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. So pretty and creative! I LOVE THIS! :D

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

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

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

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

  6. 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!

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

  8. SO cool! And that dress is amazeballs!

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

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

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

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

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


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