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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Golden Globes Inspired Nail Art - Emma Watson in Dior Couture


Last Sunday, All Lacquered Up, The PolishAholic and I hosted our first #NailGlossip Twitter Chat, and it went swimmingly. Since that was the night of the Golden Globes, we had a bunch of people show up to chat red carpet nails: what we liked, what we didn't, what we'd like to see more of.

I mentioned that I would love to see more celebs rocking nail art matched to their outfits. For example, an actress wearing a dress with lace details could wear lace nail art, as well! We were challenged to create nail art inspired by red carpet fashion, and I just couldn't get my mind off of Emma Watson's unique Dior ensemble. Read on for the details, and be sure to check out All Lacquered Up's manicure inspired by Mila Kunis' dress and The PolishAholic's nail art inspired by Ashley Madekwe's afterparty dress.


If you watched the red carpet, there was no denying that Emma Watson had one of the more unique outfits. Her coral red Dior Couture gown was open in the back (save for one band connecting both sides) and showed off a pair of gorgeous tailored black pants. I loved the amount of skin it showed, and the bright color with the black pants to ground it made a perfect balance.


I tried to loosely interpret the spirit of the fashion while still making it work well for nail art. I began with three coats of Sally Hansen CSM in Almost Almond. This shade is a sheer YNBB "Your Nails But Better" look, which made it a great stand in for Emma's exposed back.

Then, I painted two black stripes on each nail to represent the pants. I still struggle a bit with painting horizontal stripes on the curved surface of my nail, but I am happy with the way they came out!

Finally, I used Sally Hansen CSM in All Fired Up and a small nail art brush to paint blocks of red on either side of the striped areas. I connected the two blocks with a wide band to mimic the band across Emma's back.


Did you watch the Golden Globes? Were there any standout fashion moments for you?


If you missed the first #NailGlossip Twitter chat, never fear! We will be hosting another one on January 26th at 9PM EST. It's Grammy night and we will be talking celebrity nail polish collaborations. All you need to do is hop on Twitter and tweet using #NailGlossip. Follow the tag to see what others are saying and join the conversation!

16 comments:

  1. I love the graphic nature of this mani and you can definitely see how it was inspired by Emma Watson's dress. I loved so many dresses this year. Lena Dunham and Zooey Deschanel were stand outs for me but tbh, I was a bit disappointed by Zooey's nail art since she always seems to have such strong nail art game...I think her nail art look could have looked better with a more opaque nude base maybe but I think I just have ridiculously high standards for her nail art looks since she usually turns it out so well.

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  2. I love the contrast between the red and the black, and the sheer base makes it look very unique! Great interpretation of the dress :)

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  3. Great inspiration! This looks so pretty!

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  4. Gorgeous nail art! I was a big fan of Emma Watson's Golden Globes attire too. I thought the dress paired with the tailored pants was so unique and beautiful. Of course I love everything about Emma Watson so I may be biased! :)

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  5. I loved the ensemble too, I thought it was a wild choice, pretty cool and something else. Love your nail art, it captures the essence of emma watsons attire perfectly.

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  6. Yes you represented that outfit well

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  7. Love this look! And Emma!

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  8. This is fantastic! I LOVE the dress that she wore and I really love this nail art.

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  9. This is fantastic! I'm planning to make my next big nail art project a collection of Golden Globes inspired manicures - this dress was on the list but I might have to think of something else now! ;)

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  10. Haha, you should still do it! I'm sure it'd still turn out differently!

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  11. I love this nail art,
    I think it's great that you got inspirated from the golden globes ;)
    Xx julia

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  12. These are perfect for the dress! Love it!

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  13. Please may I use your picture in my blog post about using GG dresses as nail art inspiration? (You'd be properly credited, obvs.)

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  14. this is gorgeous!

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  15. This is such a cute translation of the dress! Very bold and neat :)

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