Mani of the Day: Reem Acra Spring 2014

Beauty, Fashion, Fitness & Nails

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Today’s mani is inspired by this gorgeous dress from the Reem Acra Spring 2014 Collection.

When I saw this dress I immediately thought.. Silver Crackle Stripes!  Crackle polish was a big deal a few years ago and its trend seems to have fizzled out.  Like many, I’m sure you have a few crackle polishes in your collection that have been untouched for a while.. so why not use it for some funky nail art?!

This nail art design was so simple it only requires 2 STEPS!  Yup!! It’s that easy!  This manicure took me about 20 minutes to do from start to finish.

Follow the 2 simple steps below to get these trendy nails!

Tools:

  • Black Polish – Onyx by OPI
  • Silver Crackle Polish – Silver Shatter by OPI
  • Nail Striping Brush
  • Top Coat – Seche Vite

Links to products mentioned in this post can be found at the bottom of the page

 

Always start off any nail art with a base coat of clear polish.  Unless the polish you are using requires you to omit the base.

Step 1:  After applying your base coat, start off with 1 coat of solid black nails.

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Step 2: Using your striping brush and silver crackle polish, start from the side of your nail and paint several diagonal stripes.  You can angle your stripes to mimic the pattern in the dress varying your stripes in length.

Step 3: Seal in your design using your favorite dry fast top coat.

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VOILA!!! There you have it!  Subtle crackled striped nails!

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Stay tuned for more fashion inspired nail art from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 Collections!

Shopping Links

Dress by Reem Acra for Spring 2014 – Not yet available in stores Visit reemacra.com for more Ready to Wear & Bridal Fashions.

Reem Acra – Shopbop.com

Black Nail Polish – Onyx – OPIBuy It Now: Amazon.com $6.95

Silver Crackle Nail Polish – Pirates of The Caribbean Collection – Silver Shatter – OPI Buy It Now: Amazon.com $3.43

Long Striping Brush – Set of 3 long striping brushes.  Buy It Now: Amazon.com $1.13

Top Coat –Seche ViteBuy It Now: Amazon.com $4.85 

 

 Disclosure:  I have no affiliation with the products mentioned in this article.  All of the nail polish in this post was purchased by me.  For further details visit my disclosure page.
(Photo credit:  Trend Council // Nails by Holly for The Trendy Nail)
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