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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

31DC2013 Day 25: Inspired by Fashion (Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf)

This prompt usually stumps me every year. While I do think that I have a decent amount of style, I'm not so up on exactly what's going on in the world of fashion. HOWEVER! One item I did recall when brainstorming for today's post was the Alexander McQueen Skull Scarf. Well, I didn't recall that it was specifically a McQueen piece, so I googled "black and white skull scarf" and connected the dots from there. See, I told you I don't know fashion!


This is what the scarf looks like for those of you who haven't seen it. Isn't it beautiful? I would love to own one, except for the price of course! Time to go searching for a cheaper alternative...
For my manicure, I started with a base of three coats of OPI Solitaire, a white Liquid Sand polish with small silver glitters. After letting it dry completely, I stamped on a pattern from Vivid Lacquer plate VL001 using Essie Licorice.

This was my first time stamping on a textured polish! It went just as well for me as any of the other stampings I've done, which is to say I had to fill in a couple of spots freehand. I've gotta stamp more often so eventually I won't have to do those touchups anymore.


I do like the way the stamping looks on the textured polish -- very unique.


Collage image, you know the drill!


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24 comments:

  1. So cool!! Really a blog to get inspired as a nailart lover :)

    http://lovelifelovefashion.be

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  2. Try H&M for the scarf... I swear I've seen something very similar there.

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  3. That's just gorgeous! Sparkly skulls, I love it!
    Stamping always looks so nice, but I just can't seem to get it right... I'm afraid I'll have to accept I'm nailart-challenged and stick to glitters to spice up a mani.

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  4. This was awesome! I like your inspiration and it feels like I've seen cheaper copies of it.. but I'm not that in to fashion either so I can't tell which stores I've seen it in or if you even got those stores where you live.

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  5. i love how u printed scarf on nails :) love this stamp

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  6. Love that! Those skulls look great on top of the textured polish!

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  7. This is stunning!

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  8. Katherine Licelot SilverioSeptember 26, 2013 at 6:39 AM

    Love love love!!! My best friend loves skull prints and this makes me think of her and she lives FAR away. Thanks for the nice thoughts! Hope these help:

    http://www.loehmanns.com/accessories-scarves/xmi-skull-printed-chiffon-pleated-scarf-791522600.htm

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/roffe-accessories-fuzzy-mini-skull-scarf/3477742?siteId=J84DHJLQkR4-9XUpR4na0yuKHE9hM1tM0Q

    http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/natasha-couture-skull-infinity-scarf/3518910?siteId=J84DHJLQkR4-5wbbYj8hKXKZ6qSn7oCVRA

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  9. Stamping over the textured polish really gives this depth! Great work, as always, Sarah!

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  10. I love the stamp over texture! Marta at ChitChatNails did it and said even the wear time on the stamp is good--she had some on for days and it didn't rub off! I was impressed.
    I love skulls. This is one of my favourite manis you've done.
    Also, good news.. I saw a skull scarf at Wal-Mart recently, and I think Target too. They are definitely out there!

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  11. Very cool! I have a very similar scarf from DSW for MUCH cheaper! I bought it last year, but I'm sure stores still have them.

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  12. This looks awesome! Stamping over texture looks great, and that scarf is really cool :)

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  13. Cute, love this mani!

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  14. I just adore this, its wonderful. I love texture polish and stamping over it looks great

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  15. This is so gorgeous, I love it!

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  16. Great mani, I love it!
    I also did my first stamping over textured polish a few days ago and I love the depth it gives to the manicure :)

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  17. i LOVE McQueen and i love your nails. brilliant going textured!

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  18. http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/360566075937?lpid=82

    Knock-off on ebay? You did an awesome job!

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  19. I only recognized this scarf because I happened to see it in a magazine this week. Definitely feel you about not being up-to-date on fashion. This works soo well with the textured polish!

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