Lit from Within: The Tie - Files
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Friday, April 25, 2014

The Tie - Files

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Hello, Fireflies!

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:

Here's the tie
It gets a little overly complicated before I'm all done, but it starts with an amazing holo, Enchanted Polish Vampires Suck.

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.

Enchanted Polish Vampires Suck.

I used a red nail art striper and then created a chevron French tip using A-England Fated Prince, a charcoal grey holo.

I used a red nail art striper and then created a chevron French tip using A-England Fated Prince

Next, I used a white striper and a gold glitter nail art striper to add details.

white striper and a gold glitter

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.

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.

33 comments:

  1. Nice recreation of that tie pattern! It turned out wonderful :)

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  2. That's a clever idea, ties! Just for fun, wouldn't it be nice if the hub will go to work w/ match-matchy tie and nails?

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  3. You nailed it! Ha, get it! I'm hilarious.

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  4. This is really cool. I swear I don't have patience to do layers... but you seriously rocked this out. I love that holo - it's gorgeous.

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  5. Wow, what a creative idea! Love those patterns and shades. I could never do it myself unfortunately so I'm even more impressed that you can!

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  6. You really captured the design! I love halo base polish, gorgeous color.

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  7. holy cow these are amazing!!! Great job!

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  8. Loving your base coat! That holo is so beyond pretty!

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  9. Very creative execution of the fabric design!

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  10. I love how inspiration can come from anywhere!! PS- you two are so cute!!

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  11. perfect match to the pattern!

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  12. That enchanted polish is really cool

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  13. What a beautiful polish! Unique shade!

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  14. Wow! You did a great job recreating that pattern

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  15. This looks seriouslly cool! Love it!

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  16. Cool design recreation. I like the base polish by itself, as well.

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  17. you did a great job recreating the pattern!

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  18. Awesome recreation, your nails turned out prettier then the original :)

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  19. Even though it's not a vampy red like fans were expecting, its still very unique and beautiful!

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  20. Your husband's ties and your nail skills are a great combination!

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  21. The holos are so pretty and cool :)

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  22. how cool! Love the enchanted color, it's really pretty!

    Sincerely,
    Aishah

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  23. Well, I'd say that you nailed it! Haha! It totally looks like the tie! And that holo…OH THAT HOLO. It's gorgeous! And then the stripes, and the layers, and the stud. I'm tired just thinking about all the thinking you had to do. ;) Awesome job!

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