So...this mani is a bit of a fail. Lol...it didn't come out quite how I'd hope it would and then I went to bed before it was dry and got some sheet marks (HATE THAT). It didn't last long on my nails but I may attempt it again later since I think it could've been better. I also think that a matte finish would have helped immensely but for some reason I didn't do it. It started as in inspiration from a dress I saw on Leighton Meester. I'm not really a fan of hers -- not that I dislike her just she's never done anything that particularly interested me-- so I'm certain she must have worn the dress to some type of event but try as I have I can't seem to find it again. Anyway it was a silk or satin dress with a blue wavy top and a keyhole cutout and then the midsection was white with a pastel yellow trim round the bottom. The colors were outlined with black creating a really graphic effect. If I'm honest the dress was rather terrible! The idea wasn't bad but the fabric choice was terrible. She looked like she was wearing rumpled bed clothes. I DID however think it would be a cute mani. I guess my execution was as bad as the designers though! I really wanted to use these pastel, sparkly Zoya colors but then felt I needed something less stark than a pure white to make it work together. So I used this satin finish Revlon which needed, like, ten coats to be opaque. Then I didn't plan the waves quite right and so that was a bit of a miss. Then when I added the shiny top coat the whole soft finish of the Revlon was totally lost. So...just wasn't what I wanted. But I do still think the inspiration is cute. It reminds me of ocean waves and the sun on the horizon.
Just before posting I FOUND the dress!
So it's not AWFUL but look at that puckering around the seams! Micheal Kors would have a fit!! ;)