Tuesday, November 27, 2012

31 Day Challenge 2012! Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Hello my lovelies!! 

  Today Sammy, Rie and I are doing the 25th prompt of the 31 day challenge. The task is to nails inspired by fashion. Much like last year, I knew exactly which dress I was going to use as my muse. I saw the dress about a year ago, but I knew someday I would do nails inspired by the awesome Betsey Johnson creation. Finally "Fashion Day" came and i even got tro try out a new-to-me technique.  
 She looks like QuinceaƱera Barbie and I am LOVING it! 

 Onto the look! 
 I started with a base of Lime Crime nail polish in Milky Ways. I then did a gradient over my Milky Ways base with China Glaze Beach Cruise-r and O.P.I Don't Touch my Tutu and top coated it to protect it before starting on the next step. I used the watercolor technique for the cool blend of colors you see. I really like this tutorial from Rebecca, though my technique differed a little. For the watercolor technique I used all the following colors from Lime Crime: Crema de Limon, Peaches ♥ Creme, Parfait Day, Once in a Blue Mousse and Lavendairy. For the darker touches I used China Glaze Ride the Waves. I topped it all off with some Seche Vite, followed by some INM Northern Lights(because I have a problem and I layer it over everything lol).

  The dress that inspired this look is from the Betsey Johnson Spring 2011 Collection. This dress walked the runway back in September of 2010. I can't get enough of the colors. 

 I am in love with how this mani turned out! Also, the watercolor technique is SO much fun! There is really no wrong way of doing it. I cannot wait to try a look like this one again soon! Now don't forget to stop by my challenge partners Rie and Sam's to see their Fashion inspired looks for day 25!

20 comments:

  1. This looks awesome... and dare I say it, better than the original! It's dreamy :)

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  2. Cristina, that looks awesome! Watercolor is a technique I have yet to try myself. How did your technique differ from Rebecca's?

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  3. Your manicure looks awesome, I love the technique you did. I have to try something like this one day ;)

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  4. I'm in love with that dress and your mani. You have such a wonderful gift for nail art! Love it! :)

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  5. OMG!!! I love your nails and the dress :D

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  6. Gosh this is so cute and fabulous! Absolutely love all the colours and how they mixed together:D

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  7. This is so cool!!!!!!!!! Beautiful colors!!

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  8. OMG those freaking Lime Crime polishes are going to kill me...I just LOVE them! This mani is AWESOME and I love your source of inspiration! Well done, well done. :)

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  9. That dress is beautiful and I LOVE how you did your nails!

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  10. It looks adorable! Oh, and girl, you need a macro for "Put a coat of INM Northern Lights on top"! lol

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  11. I love this so much, one of my faves from you I think! I really like the idea of doing a gradient then adding the watercolor effect, I am so trying this one.

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  12. Wow, they look so gorgeous! Love it!

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  13. Oh wow, that is so so so pretty!! Xox

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  16. These look gorgeous! If I had long enough nails I'd definitely try this out!oxo

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  17. amazing! I want to try to do it but my nails won't be so beautiful as yours!!!

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  18. You are are an amazing artist!!!! Have you ever considered doing this for a living? You are so extremely talented!!!!

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  19. Looooove it!!
    Watercolors are always so pretty, and adding the glitter topcoat was definitely the right idea.

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