Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fashion Inspired: Smoky Star Pumps

If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have already seen this manicure. I created and wore it early this week after a fellow Instagram member suggested showing off our shoe inspired manicures. I have done quite a few such manicures in the past and seem to often be inspired by shoes. For that reason, I really couldn't pass up the golden opportunity to dig through my inspiration folder which is filled with photos of shoes that I hope to one day recreate in the form of a manicure. I chose these beautiful gray star pumps because they were the perfect match for the gray shade I had been wearing at the moment...

The gray shade that I'm referring to is Dance Legend Grey Britain that I showed you yesterday. I have really fallen for this lacquer and it quite easily moves into the "gray favorite" spot of my collection, pushing the long, long time unchallenged favorite, Zoya Kelly, to the number 2 spot. I don't know about you, but I didn't think that was possible.

To create this manicure, I used a piece of a sea sponge and white polish to dab random areas with white to create the mottled effect. I then stamped the star pattern from Winstonia plate W107 using KleanColor Black. I can't believe how perfectly this pattern matches the shoes.

It is these very occasions that I'm glad I have so many stamping plates to choose form and find just the perfect pattern to match. So this is for all the naysayers who ask me why I need so many stamping plates...

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. Absolutely love them! Love the whole look and you matched the shoes perfectly. :-)

  2. Gorgeous! I love the mani and the shoes, I specially like the smokey effect :D

  3. How cool nails! They look just like the shoes :)

  4. Perfect match and perfect manicure! :-)

  5. Gorgeous! If I were to be inspired by any of my shoes I'd have to end up just polishing my nails with one coat of black, lol.

  6. Oh my goodness, I need those shoes! Your nails look amazing too :)

  7. awesome...
    Eva -


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