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Happy A2Z Day one and all! I am super excited about today’s mani and it’s because it is something I have wanted to do for a while – pretty much ever since I started watched Pretty Little Liars. Now, I am not going to post any spoilers or too much about the series but I have been bingeing on Netflix and loving it – aside from the hard to turn off factor, I am totally in love with the girls’ clothes. Nearly every episode I spot something I would like to wear or that inspires me or a manicure. Today’s manicure is a recreation of one of the outfits in one of the latest episodes I have watched.
Here is a screen grab of the outfit from Season 3, Episode 1. No copyright infringement intended! This is Hannah and her outfit at the start of this episode really grabbed my attention because it is not something that I would have put together but it totally worked. I loved the colour blocking on the jacket and then decided to actually create the whole outfit as a manicure.
I started with a base of OPI Skull and Glossbones which is a taupey off white/grey colour, perfect in two coats. I thought it was a good match for the base colour on the jacket and it is one of my favourite NOT WHITE bases for nail art.
For Hannah’s necklace which is the blingiest silver thing I have ever seen – I used two thin coats of OPI Crown Me Already! which was loaned to me by the lovely Emma from Imagination in Colour. As my pointer nails are my shortest nails (breaks all round) it made sense to me to keep these nails as simple as possible so not to make them look any shorter. I love the bigger glitter particles in this dense silver glitter mix – they SPARKLE SO HARD.
For the stripes I used OPI Nein Nein Nein Ok Fine! (dark grey), Red Lights Ahead Where? (red), I Just Can’t Cope-acabana (yellow) and Mod About You (light pink). I used striping tape to divide my nails into sections and then filled them in, I kind of which I had just freehanded to be honest. I hate striping tape it is just so fiddly. On my other hand I did freehand the stripes because it just worked out easier. On my pinky and thumb I stamped a fine lace pattern (using BP-02) in Nein Nein Nein Ok Fine! to echo Hannah’s dress without adding another colour to the design. Before I forget if you want 10% off full price items on Born Pretty Store my discount code is: XPG10
The final touch for me was to add little bow stickers which were a gift that the lovely Tracey from Bite No More sent to me recently. Aren’t they adorable? They are super delicate but LOVE THEM. I asked Tracey and you can buy these HERE (XF613). Everything was topcoated with Glisten&Glow HK Girl which I utterly adore – how did I live without it for so long? It just makes life so much easier – everything drives so quick and shiney, I buy mine from Rainbow Connection (if you’re in the UK and wondering where to get it). So, what do you think of my recreation? Do you watch PLL? Do you have a netflix binge addiction?
Don’t forget to check out the archive to see ALL of the inlinkz for this challenge so far and there is the little froggy below which will show you what the ladies have been up to this week.