The 31 Day Challenge 2014 - Day 25: Light and Feathery Ball Gown Nails

by - Sunday, September 28, 2014

Still trying to catch up on the prompts for The 31 Day Challenge! Today I have my fill for Day 25: Inspired by Fashion.

I love drawing inspiration from dresses and collections that cross my dashboard on tumblr, so that's where I decided to go for my fashion inspired nails for today. Unfortunately I can't find the original gown or designer but I had made a mock-up of this design when I first saw it and was holding on to it waiting for the right opportunity to put it into action. Well, today's the day!

If I remember correctly the gown was opaque at the top and then had a nude mesh panel before falling away into a gorgeously light and feathered full skirt with crystals throughout. I tried to mirror this idea by doing a simple ruffian look with Essie Blanc at the tops of all of my nails, and then I layered a fading gradient of Blanc and Essie Peak of Chic at the tip over naked nails to give that flowing, sparkling, feathered look.

I just love the use of negative space in this look, and I think this is a really great way to use those feather effect polishes that were popular a while ago. Overall I'm really happy with how it turned out. :)

Check out the other fashionable looks below!

We're slowly getting back on track, fingers crossed that we can make it to the finish line! :) See you tomorrow!

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  1. These are neat! Its like a reverse french tip manicure with a feathery bottom here.

  2. These are really cool looking!! I love it!

  3. This is such a very very cool look. Love the upside-down French look, and the tips really do have that feathery look to them! Very very cool!

  4. This looks cool! That dress sounds awesome!


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