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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Manicure of the Month


Now that September is finally here, I'm officially putting away my bright polishes and focusing on richer hues for the coming season.  This manicure was inspired by my these gorgeous Tory Burch flats.  If you like this design, you could use any two colors you wanted...although I learned through a little trial & error that creme formulas work best.

To recreate: Apply the lighter color as your base coat first, over the entire nail (one coat is enough, as long as it covers well).  Let dry for 5 minutes.  Then with your darker color, apply in staggered strokes, starting with the shortest and gradually getting longer with each - you should have 4 or 5 scallops across each nail.  Let dry for 5 minutes before applying a clear topcoat.


Products I used:
Sally Hansen Terracotta (similar), Essie Little Brown Dress

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31 comments :

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

look at you with your nail art!!! i thought you had used scalloped scissors & tape! i keep wanting to put away my bright polishes but it still feels VERY summer-ish here in southern ca so i haven't just yet. this looks great...totally going to have to give it a try!!!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Shannon said...

Cute inspiration and adorable manicure! Yay for Fall!

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

Styleclouds said...

Wow, this looks great! And what a lovely idea! xo, Christina

www.styleclouds.de

Kultur und Stil said...

Wow, what a great idea, to use a pair of shoes as inspiration for a manicure! I've never thought about this!
But I'm also sure I wouldn't be able to do this manicure, I'm not really good in "two color manicure", it never works when I'm trying it...

xxx Anita

Fabrizia said...

Such a lovely post: I like your manicure so much!!
What about following each other? Cosa mi metto???

A J said...

There is NO way that I would be able to do that and have my nails look 1/2 as good! Awesome job!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

sarahsreallife said...

Wow, this looks so perfect, but how many tries did it take you?! Haha. I would definitely like to try this one sometime...I needed this 2 days ago when I was looking for a fun manicure that didn't take any special tools. (It's OK...I ended up with bordeaux nails and sparkly tips. It looks pretty cute!)

Sarah's Real Life

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

OMG! this is the cutest manicure i've seen in a long time!

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Super cute! Love this manicure!

Amy



Fashion and Beauty Finds

Alyson said...

Wow, mine would not look this good! Love it.

doricsengeriblog said...

Loving those nails :)
- Team Dori

RoselyC said...

Great mani.The flats are so cute.

Samantha Tananbaum said...

Looks amazing! You must have a steady hand :)

xo
Sam

Graebelle Campbell said...

Love the inspiration and your mails look beautiful!

xx The Sunkissed Sisters

www.etsy.com/shop/sunkissedsisters

Kendrra Thoms said...

Your mani looks great!
I've got to try this!
kendrrat
http://kendrrat.blogspot.com/

Two Sisters said...

sooooo cute! Are those flats authentic? I went to the link and was going to buy a pair for myself, but was skeptical about them being replicas. I got screwed on ebay and just escalated a case on a FAKE MK watch I received (I was under the impressions that the watch I was receiving was a lightly used authentic watch...wrong)... ugh.. so don't want to go through anything like this again. These are adorable flats!

For All Things Lovely said...

Love the mani! Super cute. :) xo.
Meg

www.forallthingslovelymr.blogspot.com

silvergirl said...

that is one fabulous mani
brett

Stephanie Lam said...

Never thought of doing scalloped edges, I love this!!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

-Stephanie
@LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

The Marcy Stop said...

Love the scalloped nails! Will definitely be trying this out sometime soon!
xL

http://themarcystop.blogspot.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

I could never figure out how to this this properly, but it looks awesome! Love it!

Amy said...

LOOVE this so cute!

http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com//

Emily Bear said...

So cute! <3Em
http://theskinnybyemily.blogspot.com

Meaghann Bendis said...

I love this! You did a fantastic job! I am going to have to try this! Thanks for the great inspiration!

xo

Meaghann

www.sealed-with-style.com

nicjthom said...

What a great idea, I love the colour combo, so perfect for fall.
Cute shoes too. Do they run true to size or small?

nicjthom said...

Great idea and so ready for fall.
I love the shoes too, do they run true to size?

secretivestyle.com said...

ABSOLUTELY adore this manicure!!!! x

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

I absolutely love it!

JustPatience said...

Love the nail! The flats are too cute.

Bravoe Runway said...

This is my favorite manicure DIY from you to date! I have no idea how to create staggered strokes to result in a scalloped effect but I will definitely try it!

Tiffany M* said...

I so need to try this manicure soon. LOVE it and wouldn't have thought to do it.
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

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