Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Inspiration Before & After: 'B' is for Beadwork

Hello everyone!

Today I have a Before & After for you that was inspired by a pair of shoes I love! This all started with me putting on Zoya's Crystal:

Zoya Crystal--indirect light

Zoya Crystal--direct sun

Zoya Crystal is a slate-blue polish with a gold and silver glass-flecked finish. You know I love these finishes, and this is one of the nicest I've seen. Pretty, subtle bling!

The next day I was going to a picnic and planned on wearing these shoes, and I was struck at how much the polish reminded me of the colors in the beadwork...and an idea was born: I'd make a matching pattern on my nails.

Here is how it came out:



Indirect light
I used gleequins and circular studs to make the flowers, and used Sonia Kashuk Fairy Princess and Pure Ice Silver Mercedes to make the accents. I covered the whole thing liberally with Seche Vite.

This isn't something I'd wear everyday, but I really love it. Hope you do, too. :)

Please check out the other 'B' manicures done by my fellow bloggers, linked below. :)



  1. Ha-ha-ha! censored toes))) Great mani though!

    1. Hee hee hee...I know not everyone like to look at toes, lol. And thanks!

  2. Crystal is a great polish but it looks even more fabulous with all the bling! (p.s. the censoring of the toes is much appreciated).

  3. Your blinged up manicure sure looks great! And thats a really cute toe ring on those censored toes i see.

    By the way, I have nominated you for a Liebster award! Drop on by for more details.

    1. Thank you so much Louanne! That is so sweet of you, and I'm honored that you think enough of my blog to nominate me. You rock! :)

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    1. Omg! I completely didn't even see those gorgeous shoes! Also nothing has made me laugh more than you censoring your toes haha!


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