Thursday, April 26, 2012

Little Purple Dress

I've had a stream of non-inspired days for a while now. And even when I've felt inspired, what I've come up with hasn't been. I really wasn't happy with this manicure and took it off after a day, but I did take picture of it and decided to share. Some people liked it, even though I really didn't, so maybe some of you readers might be part of the people-who-like-this population. :)

First, here's the inspiration for this manicure:

I don't think I'd ever wear this dress, but when I saw it on Pinterest, I thought it would make nice nail art. I think I did it wrong, though. I can think of a couple of other ways to interpret this dress on nails, and I may try again. ^_^ First, I don't have a nail polish of that shade of purple, so I had to franken one. It's a combination of China Glaze Salsa, Frostbite, and a lot of Milani Whitest White. I'm really happy with the colour of purple I created. I think it would've matched the dress better if I'd matted it, but I haven't yet bought a matte topcoat. It's on The List. ^_^

I used NYC Black Lace Creme for the belt, and I mixed a bit of Milani Whitest White, a touch of China Glaze Mahogany Magic, and a teeeeny dot of neon yellow and neon orange to make the cream color. I really do like all the colors together.

It's just the artwork that doesn't work for me. I think maybe I shouldn't have turned the dress upside down on my nails, maybe. Put the cream ruffles at the base of the nail, and do...something? make the bottom look swirly and loose. That will take thought so it might be a while before I revisit this fashion disaster on my nails. :)