Day 25 certainly bought the challenging part to the 31 Day Challenge for me. I googled various Australian fashion designers in the hope of being instantly inspired by a design that I could translate to my nails. When that failed me I started checking out the red carpet fashions worn at the Emmy's on Sunday night. One dress did jump out at me this time. The gown being worn by Connie Britton
This photos shows Connie Britton at the Emmy's wearing a velvet Naeem Khan gown with a gold encrusted lace on the left, my inspired by nails in the middle and the same gown being shown at the New York Fashion Week Fall 2013 in February this year.
I started with a base of aEngland St George. I then applied a mix of flocking powder that I put together to get the right shade. It included dark green, bright blue and royal blue flocking powders. I was really happy with how the flocking powder represented the velvet gown.
Once the flocking powder was set in place I used some clear polish along the french tip and then dipped my nail in gold micro beads. I also added a dot of polish at the top of my nail and put micro bead there too. Once they were dry , I added some top coat just over the beads to ensure they stayed in place. And let me tell you, I thought these would fall off during the day, but nope, they stuck hard and fast. The bead look rather messy looking at them up close, but again I think they represent the gold encrusted lace on the gown quite well.
It's certainly a combination that is a bit out there, but it's always good to push your boundaries.