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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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Paisley For Easter

Hi all! This Easter I’m sporting this fun paisley design :-D. The paisley pattern is a classic design and can be found as an accent or at the forefront of fashion pieces year-round. I decided to use bright colors for this mani since it’s actually feeling like spring outside.  I used China Glaze White On White for the base color and Orly Pixy Stix (coral pink), Dazzle (chrome silver), and Green With Envy (well…green) for the detailing. Now that I’ve finished this look, I’m ready to get out in the sun and enjoy the weather.


It’s the claw again…

Happy Easter everyone…I hope you enjoy your weekend!!