Friday, November 25, 2011

31 DAY CHALLENGE -- Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Hey everyone! Today is Day 25 of the Challenge, which means INSPIRED BY FASHION NAILS. I chose to do corset nails because I've always found them to be fascinating. They're so horrible and damaging to the human body, but they were such a symbol of elegance and femininity for centuries. So much so, that they still continue to be somewhat en vogue today.

And now corsets have also become part of the body art and modification scene, with corset ribbons being popular body art for both tattoos and piercings.

So... when it came time to do my nails, I was inspired by this photo by Alycia M. on MakeupBee. They are simple, classic and elegant.. which is everything a corset should be.

And finally.. here's my take on the look:

I used OPI's Sweetheart as my base, Sinful Colors' Black on Black for the edging, and my LA Colors Art Deco Striper (that obviously desperately needs to be thinned out) for the ribbons. I'm kind of bummed that the ribbons didn't come out better. I tried to go back over them with a detail brush and polish to fix them, but it didn't really make a difference.. the damage had already been done.

Overall, they were pretty easy. I'd definitely try them again once I get some polish thinner!

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