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Nailspiration: Marc Jacobs Nail Art

Marc Jacobs Nail ArtIn the comments on my China Glaze Red-y to Rave post Nat and I were talking about mixing nude and neon polishes. That is one of my favorite summer trends. It was big last year and is still around this year. One of my favorite manicures from last summer was my Tried the Trend Nude and Neon mani. So when I saw this pin on Pinterest I immediately pinned it to my Nailspiration board and had to give it a go.

The inspiration photo used Marc Jacobs Enamored nail polishes. Marc Jacobs polishes are expensive ($18!) so I decided to use what I already had. I’m also really loving China Glaze Red-y to Rave right now (this picture will explain why!) so I was looking for an excuse to wear that polish. Again.

To create this manicure I started by painting all my nails with essie Topless & Barefoot. That is one of the best nudes for my skintone. I let the base dry then added the blocks of color with Red-y to Rave. I didn’t use any nail art tools to create this cool; I just applied Red-y to Rave straight from the bottle. I used two coats of Red-y to Rave. The first coat I just tried to get the general shape I was going for then I used the second coat to get the color even.

I really love the way this manicure turned out. If you’re not a fan of a full blown neon manicure this is a great way to wear the neon trend but tone it down a bit.

One tip if you do decide to try this manicure is to make sure the neon polish you are using is fairly opaque. Sometimes neon formulas can be thin and that would be difficult to do with this particular nail look.

As always, there are swatches under the jump!


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Nail Art: DIY Gravel Manicure

DIY Gravel Manicure It’s been ages since I’ve done a DIY! Mostly that’s because nail polish trends have really gone towards creme finish polishes. Nude nails in particular have been really popular and on trend. It seems every time summer rolls around textured manicures make their way back into the conversation. This summer’s textured manicures are really earthy […] Continue reading →

St. Patrick’s Day Manicure 2015

St. Patrick's Day Manicure 2015 Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!! I hope everyone is wearing green today. When I was a kid I didn’t like green much (still not one of my favorite colors) so my parents always told me that since my last name was Fitzpatrick I didn’t have to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. I have no idea […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Tadashi Shoji Fall 2015

Tadashi Shoji Fall 2015 Nail Art Being that I am clearly obsessed with nail polish it’s only logical that I also follow fashion. I was browsing through the various runway shows from the most recent New York fashion week and I was really struck by the nails at the Tadashi Shoji show. Nude, subtle nails is a trend that apparently has […] Continue reading →

Valentine’s Day Manicure 2015

Valentine's Day Manicure COVER Happy Valentine’s Day! I know not everyone likes Valentine’s Day but I, for one, am a fan of a holiday that celebrates love. And chocolate. Even though chocolate isn’t the point but any holiday is better with chocolate. Anyway. While this manicure is red and pink I still think the fact that the base is […] Continue reading →

Super Bowl Nail Art Ideas!

Super Bowl Nail Ideas It’s that time of the year again; the Super Bowl is this weekend! That means it’s time to start thinking about your manicure for the big game. Because well….why not? I love an excuse to do a themed manicure. My hometown team (the Panthers) didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year but one […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: UGA Manicure

UGA Nail Art I imagine this post might confuse some of you that know I am an Auburn alumni so let me explain! The Belk Bowl is in Charlotte every year and this year Georgia played Louisville. One of my best friends went to Georgia and due to that I try, usually successfully, to put my hatred of […] Continue reading →