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S&S 30 Day Challenge: Inspired by Fashion


This challenge gave me an unexpected headache as I scrolled through millions of images looking for the perfect inspiration – I feel like nail art is the fashion of the moment and I am forever being inspired by dresses, adverts etc so I felt a lot of pressure coming up with something new. Then my beloved transatlantic fashion sister reminded me of our favourite spring trend – black and white, so this manicure is dedicated to her. I hope you like it Steph!!

I used my ever trusty Natural Collection White, W7 Black and Konad Special Polish Black (for the stamping). BM-206 ( from last years bundle monster plate collection) was used for this eye-catching geometric circle pattern. Whilst the W7 is a fairly thick polish it just doesn’t stamp with the same crispness of konad. I needed to keep things relatively simple on my tiny nails so they didn’t look over burdened.


I created a marble on my thumb by blobbing a bit of black and a bit of white onto some card and then marbling, I picked it up using some damp cotton wool (to prevent fibers from sticking to the polish) and transfered onto my thumb. Clean up was a little messy, but no more so than sponging. I have learnt that clean up is a lot easier while the polish is wet so that’s my top tip today. I feel like there is no enough monochrome in my nail life so be prepared to see more black and white in the future!

I am not sure my thumb does entirely work with this design but I wanted something to balance the starkness of the black and white without adding a colour – I did try plain grey but it just didn’t look right.

What would you have done on your thumb to go with this design?

I am sad to say that this challenge is almost over and it has definitely pushed me every day to come up with art and also to build this blog – I am really loving the whole experience and have been made to feel very welcome in the nail art community, cheers all! To many more *drinks up*!

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For all the details about this challenge please check out  Short And Sweet’s challenge. To see all the other wonderful creations click the following link: Inlinkz.


7 comments on “S&S 30 Day Challenge: Inspired by Fashion

  1. Megan
    April 28, 2013

    LOVE the circular nail print! It’s awesome!

  2. Stephanie
    April 28, 2013

    I LOVE everything about this Inspired by Fashion Challenge! You nailed it! LOL! xoxox

  3. Mina
    April 28, 2013

    Actually, I’d say if I had to pick a favourite the thumb would def be it 🙂
    Lovely effect **

  4. Caitlin
    April 29, 2013

    Love your thumb nail!

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