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Gucci Spring 2011 Inspired

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For this look, I was inspired by this pants suit featured in Gucci‘s runway show in Milan for their Spring 2011 line. When I was looking for inspiration for nail art, this look stood out among many of the other spring/summer fashion lines I googled.

This suit in particular covers so many trends in such a fun and classy way: it’s menswear-inspired; the high-waist, tapered leg of the pant is reminiscent of the 70s as are the 70s-glam-inspired clutch/belt; and the colors (which are color-blocked – another spring/summer trend) are both flattering and fashionable for the season. Are there any other trends that I missed? There is a lot going on this this look but I think Gucci pulled it off incredibly well.

This nail design was an intentional optional illusion (unlike the Two Spring Trends In One post). I wanted it to look green/gold from one side, orange/gold from the other, and all 4 colors when viewing it directly from the top. I used Orly Green With Envy and Luxe (for the gold stripes) and China Glaze Orange Knockout and Purple Panic.

I hope you folks enjoy this one.  Look out for more gold-accented manicures this week… 😀

P.S. I recently purchased CND’s Stickey base coat and Super Shiney High-Gloss top coat. This is the first blog post where I’ve used a different base and top coat than my traditional Orly Bonder and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat…I’ll have to see how they hold up.

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Purple Leopard

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It’s Friday so this will be short and sweet…I’m kinda hooked on this pattern so get sassy for this weekend with this purple leopard print nail design. Ow oww!

The colors I used were China Glaze Purple Panic for the base color, Sinful Colors Dream On for the slightly darker purple details and China Glaze Liquid Leather for the black details.

The song in today’s post really puts me in the mood to go out and paint the town red….or purple leopard print ;-).

Enjoy the weekend folks!