Time for the second mani of week 2 of the Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge! I already did my Shades of Grey manicure, so the theme today is going to be Matched To an Outfit. I struggled a bit with this theme as I had quite hard time choosing whether I wanted to do the mani based on my own outfit or maybe use some celebrity outfit as my inspiration. I was a bit hesitant of doing the mani from my own outfit mainly because, well, my own outfits are not that exciting or inspiring, but I just finally decided to do the mani based on what I'm wearing today.
I have this swallow print top which is really one of my favorite tops, I love the print! In the end I thought it would be a nice inspiration for a manicure, so of course I painted some swallows on my nails. I didn't want to do them on all my nails though as I wanted to match my mani to more than just the top, so I used my black knitted jacket as an inspiration for the mani as well and did my index and pinky nails based on that. I quite often wear these two together with some black pants.
I used Essie Urban Jungle (three coats) for my thumb, middle and ring finger nails and painted those swallows with a tiny nail art brush and Zoya Natty. For the index and pinky nails I used first two coats of Deborah Lippmann I Fought the Law and I topped it with one thin coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust to get some more sparkle as the jacket has some silver sparkles in it. Even with one coat of Fairy Dust on top, the texture effect of I Fought the Law is still there, so I left those nails without any top coat to retain the effect.
I'm not sure if I managed to do the swallows just as I imagined, but in the end the print looks really cool on nails, so I'm happy with it. At least from a little distance they look really cool. ;)
Products used for this manicure
Base coat: Sally Hansen Nail Rehab
Polishes: Essie Urban Jungle (3 coats), Zoya Natty (swallows), Deborah Lippmann I Fought the Law (2 coats), China Glaze Fairy Dust (1 coat)
Top coat: INM Out the Door
It was actually quite fun to have a mani matched to an outfit for a change as I usually don't really match my manis with my outfits.
Do you guys ever match your mani to your outfit?