Friday, August 10, 2012

My BFF's Skirt--On My Nails!

Hi everyone!  Today I want to show you a mani I did a couple weeks ago for The Polish Well's fashion inspired nail art contest.  I, unfortunately, kept dragging my feet when it came to getting this done.  My BFF and I had planned to do several different manicures together to choose from, all inspired by her fabulous closet full of all kinds of vintage treasures.  Well, we tend to get sidetracked and I mucked up a few different ones...  I finally sat down, got to work and settled on this one.

I was kind of in a pickle when I picked this particular article of clothing.  I packed up only about a third of my collection to take with me to California this summer and I...well, I didn't bring any red nail polish.  I know, I know, definitely a foolish move on my part!  The only red I had was Nubar's Unfaithful Red.  I figured I would give it a shot before I went to borrow something from my BFF and it actually turned out beautifully!

Here's the shot of her skirt that I took for reference on my phone while we were planning!  Gorgeous, right? I actually have this picture set as the background on my phone now, that's how obsessed I am with her skirt.

I think the manicure would have looked good with the same bright red as the skirt itself, but the added spark from Unfaithful Red really turned out better than I had hoped.

The stripes were done freehand with a striping brush and then the dots were added with a dotting tool.  I used China Glaze Liquid Leather as for the black.  It was really quite simple to do!

Thanks for reading!