Saturday, March 17, 2012

Girly-Girl Nail Art Challenge Day 4

Hello Lacquer Luvers and welcome to my Day 4 post of the Girly-Girl Nail Art Challenge. I am super excited about this post. Day 4's challenge is - "Inspired by the Runway: What is your favorite trend this season? Show us your stylish mani!" I've never been much of a "fashionista" but I had so much fun  searching for different trends & coming up with a manicure for this challenge.

One of the hottest trends this Spring is color-blocking & pastels. I've personally seen color-blocking everywhere from clothes to shoes and pastels seem to be a must-have in our closets this season. Upon searching for inspiration, I came across this website with a photo from Prada's Spring/Summer 2012 collection that was shown in Milan:

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I fell in love with the dress farthest on the right. It's so chic & stylish and I could definitely see someone wearing this walking around South Beach or for lunch and shopping on Ft. Lauderdale's Las Olas Boulevard. Now, on to my right-off-the-runway inspired manicure.

My manicure began with a base of Essie Grow Faster followed by 2 coats each of new color from WetNWild. These colors, from the Megalast line, are Club Havana (an orange/coral creme) & I Need a Refresh-Mint (turquoise-y seafoam green creme). Both application and formula were very nice with these. The new Megalast line has revamped their bottles and brushes. The bottles went from short and round to a longer square shape which are much prettier, to me. The brushes are now tapered and wide which is great and makes for easy application.

Once the base colors dried, I took Scotch tape and placed it on my nails diagonally. Next I went with the opposite shade of the base colors and painted over it to create a two-toned look.

After that dried, I took another piece of Scotch tape and put it on my nails diagonally. I used WetNWild Fastdry in Ebony Hates Chris. This created a triangle effect. I topped this manicure off with a coat of Essie Good To Go.

Excuse the boo-boo on my ring finger. I was in a rush to get this done and the black polish wasn't completely dried and dragged a bit. Other than that tiny mistake I absolutely looove this look!! I really like these colors together and the color-blocking style that the tape helped me to create. What's even more awesome about this manicure is that all of the polishes I used are $1.99 and can be found in drugstores! So for $5.97 (plus tax) you can create a chic and stylish manicure inspired by your favorite high-end designer. What do you think of this mani luvs? To see some more manicures inspired by the runway, check out these blog posts of the other girls participating in this challenge:

Lindsey of Neverland Nail Blog

Ashley of Follow The Yellow Polish Road

Stephanie of A Little Polish

Kelly of Polish Enthusiast

Jodi of Captivating Claws

Danielle of Rock N Polish

Elly of Polishable

Olivia of Unprofessional Nails

Kate of This Charming Kate

Bethany of  A Plethora Of Nails

Lizzy of The Do It Yourself Lady

Eugenia of Talon-ted

Johanna of Neues vom Kellerkind

Amanda of Nox Nails

Ashley of Smashley Sparkles

Sarah of See Sarah Swatch

Emily of The Lacquerologist

Tressa of O' Natur Nail

As always, I hope you all liked this post my dear Lacquer Luvers and I look forward to sharing my next post (which will be today!) with you, xo!



  1. Oh this is gorgeous ^.^ How long did you wait before you went in with tape? I would love to do more tape manicures (I used them for French tips once) but I never have the patience to wait...and the tape peels my polish off with it.

  2. Love this! I'll definitely be attempting it.

  3. WOW! I love this! Your line is so crisp! Love Love Love!

    I pinned an image from this. Lol.. Yes, I'm the pinning queen now.
    SO pretty and lovely Jess.