I am a huge fan of Modcloth, so I was super excited when I got an email from them asking me to do some nail art inspired by one of their summer dresses! It literally took me an entire week to decide which one to use – they have a ton of cute ones, but I finally decided on their Handsome Prints Dress. I love that it incorporates a bunch of different patterns, and I thought the unique color combo would make for some great nail art.
I decided to do a different pattern on each nail to show some of the patterns on the dress (this isn’t even half of them). The colors I used are: OPI Angel with a Leadfoot, OPI Black Onyx, Sephora by OPI Hippo to be Square, and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Butterscotch. I honestly would never have put these colors together on my own, but now I am completely obsessed with this combination!
I really love how these turned out. I may just have to buy the dress now!
Check out Modcloth’s great selection of dresses here – new ones are added every day, and a lot of them come in plus sizes, too! You can check out other Modcloth-inspired nail art in the nails section of their blog. And keep an eye out for some nail art inspired by my new Modcloth quilt – I am completely in love with it!
Let me know what you think in the comments below! Which Modcloth dress is your favorite?
I have wanted to try these nails since I first saw them (and then again here), but I just couldn’t get the lines crisp enough for me to be happy with them. I mentioned in my last post that I invested in some new brushes, so I thought I’d give these one more go. I think they still need something a little more – maybe a few more chevrons – but I am really happy with how they turned out.
The base is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I used OPI Mod About You, Nina Ultra Pro Solar Flare, Covergirl Peaches & Cream, Sally Hansen White On, Sinful Colors Last Chance, and Sinful Colors Blue La La.
I am all about these weird geometric nails. I want to do these all the time.
I can’t get enough of these flowers! I’ve been slightly obsessed since I first painted them (in this mani inspired by my iPad case), and thought they’d be a good way to use some of the polishes I picked up at T.J. Maxx last week.
I used OPI Schnapps Out of It!, OPI Black Onyx, OPI My Vampire is Buff, Orly Frisky, and Sephora by OPI Seriously It’s a Naan-issue.
I love how they turned out! I really like how unique and whimsical these flowers are. They did take a while to do, but I think they were totally worth it. Plus, I couldn’t think of anything new to paint, so these were a nice option.
Let me know what you think in the comments below! And let me know if there’s any nail art you’d love to see!
This is my attempt at a skittle mani. I may have used too many colors, but I think it turned out ok. I’m not completely sold on the color combo, but it is definitely something a little different for me. Also – believe it or not – this is my first leopard print! I can’t believe I’ve never done one before.
I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White, OPI Black Onyx, OPI Jade is the New Black, China Glaze Fade into Hue, and Sephora by OPI Hippo to be Square.
I think I need a little more practice with skittles – and maybe to try one with two or three colors instead of five – but this isn’t bad for my first shot. I do think the leopard print turned out surprisingly well – I wasn’t expecting my first try to actually resemble leopard spots. What do you think?
This mani was the result of me trying to put something together using the colors on my desk. These were both semi-old (I think) colors that I recently picked up at T.J. Maxx and they’re really great. I’m actually not a huge fan of the bronze polish on it’s own, but I absolutely love it in this gradient. It might just be a gradient-only polish for me.
The purple is Sation Super Nail-tural Powers. I can only find Sation at T.J. Maxx (which is fine with me, because they’re only like $3), but I do generally like them. I’ve heard great things about Sation, but it’s been pretty hit-or-miss for me. This one is definitely a hit. And the bronze is Sephora by OPI Rumba Romance. Not sure where you can get this anymore, but if you find it, get it – if only because of it’s magical gradient powers.
I was kinda going for a fall thing with the bronze, but, to me, this has almost an Arabian Nights vibe. I absolutely love it! I want to wear these colors in a gradient all the time. Scrubbing sparkly bits of my fingers (gradient sponging hazard) is completely worth it in this case.
I wanted to do something a little bit different today, and decided to use two polishes that came out a while ago, but are new to my collection. I’m not a huge fan of random glitter (unless it’s tiny), but I do like how it looks when it is deliberately placed. I tried a few different designs, and I love how that made it a little bit more interesting. But I have to admit, the polka dots are my favorite!
For these I used OPI Dating a Royal, which has been on my wish list for a while, and I am so glad I finally bought it – it’s beautiful! And for the glitter, I used Sephora by OPI Traffic Stopper Copper, another polish I’d wanted for a while before I finally ordered it a few weeks ago.
I love this color combo – even though it was a bit difficult to photograph. It reminds me of my school colors and the Ravenclaw house colors (from Harry Potter if you’re not familiar), so it was destined to be a favorite. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Do you like this glitter placement technique, or do you prefer just swiping it on?
I’m back with new posts this week (even though this one is a day late)! I kind of borrowed several elements from (who else?) Candice from Mr. Candiipants, but I switched it up a bit. It’s kind of tribal, but much simpler. I kind of love it.
I started with Sinful Colors Hazard, which is definitely bright coral, and not neon orange as the name implies. I’ll admit I’m a bit of a nail polish snob (I just haven’t had many good experiences with “cheap” polish), but the formula of Hazard is one of the best I have ever tried! Seriously, it’s better than a lot of my high-end polishes. The designs were hand painted with Sephora by OPI Give Peach a Chance, which just might have made it into my top ten. Maybe. I picked it up last week in the nail polish sale on the Sephora website. SOPI polishes are kind of hit or miss for me, but I couldn’t pass them up for $4.50.
In case you missed that announcement, I’m planning on posting Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from now on, with (I hope) special bonus posts on holidays and such. I already have two posts planned this week, and next week I will be doing some patriotic nail art, so keep an eye out for that! And feel free to give me suggestions!
As always, let me know what you think, and please contact me if you’d like to submit a guest post!