Friday's finally here, and it's the last Friday of the month, so that's insane. Thankfully it's also my chance to present my final look for this month's NCC theme: Inspired by Fashion, where I got to play with a neutral palette and a beachy-themed gradient with some colorblocking.
My look was inspired by this ad I found for Marc Cain.
The look comprises 4 polishes and some 3D plastic marble "stones" that I received as a gift from a blogger buddy.
|L-R: OPI Incognito in Sausalito, Models Own Naked Glow, Pure Ice Superstar!, Sinful Shine Bottoms Up|
I began with a single coat of Superstar! on all nails. I wasn't worried about full coverage because I knew that all the bare spots would get covered by the remaining layers of polish to come. On my thumb and ring fingers, I applied one coat of Incognito in Sausalito over the whole nail, then affixed the coral-colored, flat-backed "marbles" onto the top center of the nail.
On the remaining nails, I began by sponging on a gradient of Superstar! and Bottoms Up but wasn't too concerned about making it a clean gradient, because the inspo piece was a pretty marked gradient to begin with. After topcoating, I covered 1/3-to-1/2 the nail with a couple of thin coats of Naked Glow until it was fully opaque and cleaned the edgeline with a striping brush in the same color.
I like the beachy, neutral palette in this look, although I really wish I'd had a more sand colored stone to attach, but I work with what I have on hand.
To see the remainder of the 4th Inspired By Fashion looks, check out the inlinkz below!
Have a great weekend, and I will see you tomorrow!