Friday, June 20, 2014

Fashion At Your Fingertips

Raise your hand if you have a Pinterest account and don't have a nail art board... *crickets* That's what I thought. There was a time when one would think nail art was just a trend but it has proven it's sustainability and as far as I can see it's not going anywhere anytime soon. Nail art started at middle school sleepovers and crept its way onto Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram then made appearances in Seventeen, Teen Vogue, Instyle, Glamour, and Marie Claire only to be spotted on runways for Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Nanette Lepore a few months later. Designers and consumers alike use nail art to express themselves beyond the garments that grace their bodies. When an outfit is all but blah nail art spices it up and makes it a killer look. Even in sweatpants and a ratty t-shirt it's hard not to look good when you have 10 mini fashion statements laying on your fingers. 

harper designs, britter and jo
I'm not someone who's nail always have to be done but when they are they're a piece of art. My first major nail art move was when I bought the "Matte" Silver Set from Migi Nail Art. It was before nail art pens were sold in every store on every aisle and against my mother's advice I made the purchase. Not too long after I bought over 25 sheets of nail foils from Modicure in different metallics, animal prints, stripes, and plaids. I was obsessed with the ease of applying a nail sticker rather than polish and with no drying time I could forgo the dreading "helpless hands." They lasted longer than a lot of my polish manicures and looked like I went to a salon when I never even left my bedroom. *Enter caviar nails* I had never heard of Ciate until I happened upon their line of caviar polish sets. The little caviar like beads seemed incredibly impractical too have on my nails, but where entirely to cool to not to use on my manicure. I went online and ordered about 10 different colors of caviar beads and placed them on my nails the day they arrived. I didn't think anything could get better than 3D nail art until I saw the Ciate chalkboard nail art set. The set included a matte black "chalkboard" base, 4 colored "chalk" pens, and a mattifying white clear top coat. After drooling over it for months and searching Ebay up and down for an affordable listing, I picked one up from TJMaxx for $9.99 and haven't looked back since. Next stop: Pretty Please personalized nail polish. Colors number 9, 12, 20, and 24 are calling my name!

Nail Polish: Pretty Please "A Glamorous Revelation" in color #24, Beaded stacking bracelet: Caged Bird Blog, Bauble bangles (top-bottom): Fired and Wired c/o, Britter and Jo c/o, Fired and Wired c/o, Britter and Jo, Jet Chic Arm Candy, Britter and Jo, Harper Designs

Photos from my Instagram