Friday, April 4, 2014

Irish Dance inspired nails

This is my cousin's Irish Dance vest. Last year he placed fourth at the World Irish Dance Competition in his age group. This year I was asked to design his new vest. His previous vest had swirly patterns that went from red to orange to yellow. They were reminiscent of flames, which he really liked. This time  he wanted red and gold and black for the colors. So I took the flame idea and turned them into graphic bold shapes. I really like the way it turned out.

When we received the vest, it had to be altered and then blinged out. So my aunt and I hand placed and glued all of the crystals on the front and back of the vest. We did the gold crystals back in November when we received the vest, but my aunt wanted to add a bit more for the World Competition, which is coming up in April. So this week I spent about 5 hours placing and gluing the red crystals in the flames. I'm a bit crystal obsessed right now.

So because of I've been staring at this vest for so long I decided to do a nail look based on it. It didn't turn out as neatly as I would like, as I'm still getting used to the Migi Nail Art Pens. But I thought I'd share it with you anyway.

I think I might try this design again, and hopefully it will turn out neater that this. I would recommend using Seche Vite top coat with the Migi Nail Art Pens. I've never had a problem with the polish smearing when I put the Seche Vite top coat, but with the Qtica you can see it smeared quite a bit.

What I used:

Duri Rejuvacote
Zoya in Raven
Migi Nail Art Pen in Red
Migi Nail Art Pen in Yellow
Qtica Top Coat

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