Friday, April 25, 2014
The Tie - Files
Welcome to another edition of Tie-spiration manis, The Nail Files edition. My husband chose a few of his favorite ties and asked me to make nail art inspired by them. I previously posted this blue, purple, and grey tie look, and today I'm going maroon and gold.
Here's the tie in question:
Enchanted Polish Vampires Suck.
I think a lot of Enchanted fans were bummed that this was more brown when they expected a vampy red. I love this color, though.
I used a red nail art striper and then created a chevron French tip using A-England Fated Prince, a charcoal grey holo.
Next, I used a white striper and a gold glitter nail art striper to add details.
Finally, I finished it off with a square black stud, and some topcoat. Whew! It's way busier than any nail art I think I've done before.
But it is definitely reminiscent of the tie, even if it's not an exact replica. I never knew how complex this tie was when he wore it, I just liked it!
Bottle shot: Enchanted Polish Vampires Suck, A-England Fated Prince, and nail art stripers in gold glitter, metallic red, and white.
I think I let this nail art get away from me. I like some of the elements, though, and think it evoked the spirit of the tie. Have you ever tried to replicate a pattern and got lost in the details?
For more 'the nail files', please check out Jennie Shaw's blog.