Inspired Nail Art

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.

Nail Art Inspired by Silver Moon Melodies Dress on Lost and FawnedFirst 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.

Nail Art Inspired by Petal Through the Day Dress on Lost and FawnedI 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.


  1. Impressive and such cute designs. I honestly didn’t realize that the white tip was part of the lace!

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