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Hello lovelies,

 

I can't believe it's the last day of this year's Nail Art Fashion, it went so fast! Today we are recreating nails seen on the catwalks during the Fashion Weeks. I couldn't decide between two looks so I did them both! They are both very simple to do :)

 

LOOK 1

 

First up is the nail art that graced Zero + Maria Cornejo fashion show. All models wore white eyeshadow with brushstroke-like texture and the same was replicated on nails. Let's have a look:

 

matte finish
matte finish
matte finish
matte finish

matte finish

glossy finish

glossy finish

 


I love the simplicity of the nail design and I kind of with my nails would look nice shorter so I could make the nail art look even better. I like the negative space combined with white a lot but this definitely looks better on short nails.

 

All I've used was base and top coat and Colour Club French Tip, a bright white creme polish that has an exceptional coverage (use STASH15 for 15% discount). First I painted the tip of the nail and then using the dry brush technique I created brush strokes and ragged edge to mimic the original catwalk look.

 

LOOK 2

 

This second look combines matte and glossy finish in dark berry shades and comes from Wes Gordon NYFW show. I like the distressed edge and the gothy look, it will be so cool for A/W season!

 

NAFW 2016 Day 7 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Runway Nail Art
NAFW 2016 Day 7 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Runway Nail Art
NAFW 2016 Day 7 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Runway Nail Art
NAFW 2016 Day 7 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Runway Nail Art

 

I've used All That Jazz products for this look. I've started with a coat of Base Line base coat, then painted two coats of Burlesque Beauty (berry red). Once that dried a little I've applied one coat of their matte top coat Toned Down. Next step was to add the glossy art so I've used Lounge Act (dark plum purple) and the brush in the polish. First, I painted solid colour by the cuticle area, then I brushed off most polish from the brush just like with dry brush technique and added some brush strokes to mimic the catwalk look.

 

And that's all done! Because I've not used any additional top coat, this manicure wouldn't last very long. If you are recreating this look and would like to wear it for few days then add a layer of topcoat just before painting the matte top coat.

 

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.

 

Which of these two manicures is your favourite?

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

 

Hello lovelies,

 

The Nail Art Fashion Week is nearing the end but I still have some manicures to show you ;) Today's theme is Inspired by Fall 2016 Dress - create a manicure inspired by your favourite garment from the current Fall 2016 fashion week.

 

There were some amazing dresses that I would happily wear but I wanted to find something unusual, quirky and with great pattern. I found the right dress at Orla Kiely Orla La collection, the same collection that my inspiration for a Day 3 came from.

 

About the collection: "Day looks include printed dresses with patterns influenced by nature and the northern English moors in a georgette fabric. Abstract leaf and tree prints covered dresses with pleating details, some with a bow neatly placed on the collar." Read more about this collection and see all the pictures here.

 

NAFW 2016 Day 6 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Dress
NAFW 2016 Day 6 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Dress
NAFW 2016 Day 6 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Dress
NAFW 2016 Day 6 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Dress

 

The purple tree pattern was a love at first sight and I knew I had to fit it in somewhere.

 

I've started with base coat and two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Then I've selected the largest dotting tool I had and Zoya Odette and dotted the lightest and widest part of the tree crown first. Then I've used darker shade of purple (Zoya Monica) and dotted the middle part. Then, using slightly smaller dotting tool and OPI Honk If You Love OPI mixed with a bit of Cirque Memento Mori, I dotted the inner and last layer of the tree. Now I had to paint the tree branches and I've used Color Club black nail art striper (use STASH15 for 15% discount). All sealed with Seche Vite top coat and later matted with OPI Matte Top Coat.

 

Here's how the nails looked glossy:

 

NAFW 2016 Day 6 - Inspired by Fall 2016 Dress

 

 

So which version is your favourite this time? Matte or glossy?

 

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