Hello lovelies,

 

Today is the Day 4 of the Nail Art Fashion Week and we take inspiration from fashion trends. There have been lots of plaids and patterned pieces among the Fashion Week collections but I came across a dress that perfectly demonstrated a single awesome trend - the colour-blocking! I knew instantly that I want to recreate it on my nails.

 

The dress I chose is from Hiromichi Nakano and it was inspired by the 60's, the era of Twiggy :) Hiromichi Nakano introduced this collection at the Tokyo Fashion Week. You can read more about it here.

 

NAFW 2016 Day 4 - Fashion Trend
NAFW 2016 Day 4 - Fashion Trend
NAFW 2016 Day 4 - Fashion Trend
NAFW 2016 Day 4 - Fashion Trend

 

So that's my nails and the inspiration. They remind me of candies for some reason and I like how bright they looked on me.

 

This was a very simple design to do. I've started to paint sections with two coat of each colour - Models Own Banana Split, Models Own Paradise Pink and Zoya Lillian. I've used either the nail polish brush or smaller nail art brush. Then I've painted the black lines with Color Club Black striper polish (use STASH15 for 15% discount). Finally, I've sealed the design with Seche Vite topcoat and later added a coat of OPI Matte Top Coat.

 

Here's how the manicure looks glossy ;)

 

NAFW 2016 Day 4 - Fashion Trend
NAFW 2016 Day 4 - Fashion Trend

 

Which is it this time? Matte or glossy? I still prefer the matte version, it's so much more unique. Here you can check my previous NAFW manicures:

 

 

Don't forget to check out manicures from all the other co-hosts: Maria from So Nailicious,  Victoria from

Manicurator, Emily from Very Emily and Anja from Lieve91.

 

You can follow the challenge and see all the manicures created each day by checking out the #NAFW2016 hashtag on Instagram and Twitter. We will be reposting our favourites on our Instagram accounts so join the challenge, create some amazing looks as suggested by the schedule, include #NAFW2016 and maybe you'll be the one featured on my IG account! If you'd like to know more, check out the announcement post with all details and how to join!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

Today is the third day of the Nail Art Fashion Week and we take inspiration from bags, handbags and clutches. There haven't been many bags that caught my eye but I finally found one that inspired me! It is from a London-based designer Orla Kiely and her collection called Orla La which introduced a collection that looked very retro to me. It features patterns and colour combinations that I found very different from what the other designers introduced.

 

"Kiely was inspired by British Fifties and Sixties kitchen sink drama; The New Wave; and Northern Soul, the early Seventies British dance movement based on American soul. The designer took her initials and fused them into structured, glossy leather handbags and small leather goods. One structured, boxy bag with a gold chain featured different skins, including polished natural leather, shiny leather and crocodile." Read more about this collection and see all the pictures here.

 

NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG
NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG
NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG

 

For this nail design I've used OPI Incognito In Sausalito, OPI My Very First Knockwurst, Zoya Daisy, OPI Matte Top Coat, MoYou London PRO collection 03 stamping plate and white stamping polish. And of course I added the gold chain to the remaining nails :)

 

The process was quite complicated and I had to use a nail vinyl, latex barrier, stamping and painting over it so I'm not doing step by step description. But I like how the nails look with the matte top coat but this time I didn't forget to snap a picture of the glossy version! Let's compare the two:

 

NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG
NAFW 2016 Day 3 - Inspired by an Orla Kiely BAG

 


So which version is your favourite? Matte or glossy?

 

 

Don't forget to check out manicures from all the other co-hosts: Maria from So Nailicious,  Victoria from

Manicurator, Emily from Very Emily and Anja from Lieve91.

 

You can follow the challenge and see all the manicures created each day by checking out the #NAFW2016 hashtag on Instagram and Twitter. We will be reposting our favourites on our Instagram accounts so join the challenge, create some amazing looks as suggested by the schedule, include #NAFW2016 and maybe you'll be the one featured on my IG account! If you'd like to know more, check out the announcement post with all details and how to join!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x