I usually stick to plain, smooth polish (though in fun colors) but when Modcloth issued the challenge to create nail art inspired by some of their most popular summer dresses I thought it sounded like a fun challenge.
I kept it pretty simple and tried techniques I had seen floating around Pinterest that looked easy for a beginner like me. Finding a dress or two that inspired me was easy.
First up was the Silver Moon Melodies Dress, mocha colored lace with a beautiful open back and fitted bodice. I used antique lace and Essie ‘Cocktails & Coconuts’ to create a dimensional faux french manicure. This isn’t really a practical nail design, but it was fun and looked really pretty! All I did was cut the lace to fit and apply them to the tacky polish after a couple of coats. The white on the tips is actually the bottom trim of the lace.
I wanted to do something more casual for the second look. I choose the Petal Through the Day Dress in the prettiest clover green (which is currently out of stock). I could live in this dress all summer. I used Essie ‘Turquoise & Caicos’ for the base and used the end of a bobby pin to create the flowers in Julip ‘Bunny’. It was super easy and with a quick topcoat would be quite durable.
Not bad for my first attempt! I still have the second look on my nails and it looks so delicate and sweet. I kind of love it. For more visit it Modcloth’s Beauty Blog.