So, in honor of my love of 50's movies, I thought I'd do a manicure inspired by the movie I watched last night. It wasn't easy to come up with a plan. At first, I thought I'd recreate this cute stripe-y number that Leslie wore, before I realized that I was thinking of this one that she wore in An American in Paris...putting an end to that idea. Instead, I decided to go with the red, sparkly number she wore in the fantasy scene near the end of the movie. Like so:
After watching the scene, I decided that the dress isn't really a true red. It's more of a red overlaid on top of an orange or yellow maybe. I figured the only way to approach this problem was to do a sponge mani. I started with one coat of Wet n Wild's Wild Shine French (how a pro pros!) White Creme. Then I sponged on some Sinful Colors' Hazard and Red Red from Wet n Wild...I just dabbed them on in a random pattern. Over that, I dabbed on some Sally Hansen's Hard as Diamonds in Mink & Diamonds, again with a sponge and again randomly. Next coat was L.A. Colors' Art Deco in Ice Breaker for a bit of sparkle on top. And here's the result!
I think it turned out rather well. I had originally wanted to include the black from her belt somewhere, but I still can't figure out where I would put it, so here we are. I'm always amazed at how sponge manicures tend to look like a big old mess before I put my Seche Vite on top. Magically, it brings everything together and makes it look like I meant to do that the whole time :)
There's a closer shot...again, please ignore my cuticles, I'll get them under control someday! I really love glitter polishes but they're so hard to remove. I'll be kicking myself come tomorrow for that. I know the tricks with tin foil and the one with the little cotton ball pieces soaked in polish remover, but it seems I'm still left scrubbing at a few stubborn pieces of glitter that just want to hang around. It's still worth it since glitter is so pretty and sparkly!
I think I'll have to do more manicures inspired by movies. It was challenging to come up with the idea, but I love the way this one turned out. Plenty of shine and a pretty pop of color...what more can you ask for from your nails? I hope you all have a great Tuesday and I'll catch up with you soon!