Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Inspired By: Louis Vuitton Holiday Windows 2012


By holiday window standards, the Louis Vuitton displays this year are simple. A giant geometric starburst of color draws your eyes to the main event: a fabulous Louis Vuitton bag.


Here is the window I choose for inspiration - that bag - !!! The starburst design, however, meant that I would need to conquer one of my not-so-favorite nail art techniques: a tape mani.


Here's a closer picture of that amazing glittery polka dot bag:


I have attempted a few tape manicures in the past and while far from perfect, I still posted them on Gotham Polish. This time I was determined to do it right and post a tape manicure I could be proud of!



YAY!!! What do you think? The tape manicure wasn't too tricky and looks so awesome. It was actually less painful than I remembered and I would even consider doing another sometime :) These holiday window manicures are really testing my abilities!


For tape manicure instructions, I consulted the expert: Nailside. I added the Bundle Monster rhinestones carefully with tweezers over a coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.

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10 comments:

  1. What a great mani, and I love the way you got the inspiration for it :)

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    1. Thanks! I overcame a huge nail art fear :)

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  2. Goodness that is some incredible shine on your nails! It looked cartoon-y to my eyes at first but I realized it was just the shine. Silly me. Otherwise, gorgeous interpretation of the window display!

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    1. Haha it does look like part of the design, doesn't it? That's the power of Seche :)

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  3. The color combo is perfect, the tape parts are perfect, the accent nail is perfect, just such an awesome manicure!

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    1. Thanks Deborah!!! So happy to hear, I am a bit self-conscious about showing everyone my tape manicure attempt because there are so many impeccable ones out there. But I am learning and improving!

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  4. It turned out great! Makes me want to try tape manicures, lol.

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    1. Thanks! If I can do it you can do it :) Just be patient and let your polish dry lol

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