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Chalkboard Nails for What I Wore: Spring Floral, Nail Art, whatiwore.tumblr.com

WhatIWore: I’m so excited to share another collaboration with Sarah from Chalkboard Nails, using one of my favorite spring skirts as inspiration. This beautiful manicure speaks for itself, so I’ll let Sarah take it away! 

This Target skirt just might be one of the prettiest skirts ever. While I am so in love with it, I have to admit I was a little intimidated by the thought of turning it into nail art. I decided to interpret this outfit a little more loosely than the other outfit-inspired nail art that I’ve done, and I couldn’t be happier with the results (thank goodness my plan worked!).

My first thought for the nail art was to invert the design elements in the skirt. The sponged gradient background was inspired by the colors of the flowers, and I used: Nicole by OPI - Alex By the Books (mint green), Illamasqua - Jo’Mina (purple), Illamasqua - Cameo (blue), and Nicole by OPI - Naturally (pink). Next, I freehanded a symmetrical floral pattern over the top in black using my favorite nail art brush. Of course, you can’t forget to finish with topcoat for seal and shine!

There are so many ways to customize this design. Changing the colors of the gradient and the floral will create looks capable of fitting in anywhere. You could even make it more office appropriate by doing a nude to light pink gradient and painting the floral in white!

Chalkboard Nails for What I Wore: Spring Floral, Nail Art, whatiwore.tumblr.com

Chalkboard Nails for What I Wore: Spring Floral, Nail Art, whatiwore.tumblr.com

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17 May 2013

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WhatIWore: Quick post this morning with my latest manicure! Mint is one of my favorite colors this spring, and one of my favorite nail lacquer shades is Mint Candy Apple from Essie.  To splash things up a bit, I added a small black dot (using the end of a bobby pin for the right size) on my thumb and ring finger. I love the end result! 

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WhatIWore: In anticipation for tonight’s party, we’ve been soaking up all our favorite 1920s television shows (Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire) and re-watching films like The Artist and Chicago. I can’t even think of Chicago without breaking into song. Hotcha! Whoopee!  

I’m wearing a bottle green Lelux dress so I’ve done my nails to match.  There was a little packet of extra sequins and beads that came with the dress. On my first attempt, I put the full sequins onto my ring finger nail. They weren’t flexible enough, so I started over and cut the sequins into smaller pieces… which kind of look like broken glass. Perfect for our Speakeasy shindig!  It’s a little jagged, but it’s only on one and just for one night. 

For my base color, I used OPI Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow in three light coats. Now start the car, I know a whoopee spot, where the gin is cold and the piano’s hot… 

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