Ah, Bloomingdale's. It's both a New York City landmark and mecca of shopping. All the shoes, handbags, dresses, and makeup look like they were selected right from the runway and tempt you to take them home with you. I always feel like a fashion failure when I visit, because everyone there shopping is so... put together. Browsing the racks, there are always striking older women with dark sunglasses and Chanel purses, teenagers with Tory Burch flats, babies with Louis Vuitton diaper bags... you get the picture.
Of course there is nail polish to be found at Bloomingdales! Aisles of makeup counters - including Nars, Dior, Chanel, and MAC - are stocked with the latest collections.
Sure, we all know the "Brown Bag", but another Bloomingdale's icon is the black and white checkerboard floor. It's like the "Yellow Brick Road" of shopping. The Bloomingdale's floor is a perfect inspiration for a checkerboard manicure! This is my second attempt using tape to make a design (see the first one here) and wow does it take patience. I really don't have any special advice to offer on this technique and am still learning myself, so check out tape masters like Nail Side or Chloe's Nails.
Colors used: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Hard as Wraps in White Tip and Sally Hansen X-treme Wear in Black Out
Visit Bloomingdales in New York City at 59th and Lexington Ave and at 504 Broadway in SoHo. You can also shop online at http://www.bloomingdales.com/.