Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Grammy-Gaga Inspired Nails

Hello all! How are all my lovely readers?! :c)

Photo Credit: Us

Today's mani is one I thought up after seeing Lady Gaga's red carpet dress for the Grammy's last Sunday. I wanted to emulate the un-parallel lines and the soft purple hues (as well as the crazy pointed accessory).

What the mani consists of:
China Glaze - Light As Air (like the dress. Doesn't look like if a gust of wind got caught under there she would just blow away?)
Milani - Cloud 9
China Glaze - Devotion
LA Colors Art Deco - Silver Glitter
China Glaze - Harmony
Not Pictured: Rhinestones, Seche Vite and striper brush

I started with a base of Milani - Cloud 9.
Next, I took the striper brush and used it with China Glaze - Light As Air to make several horizontal lines on each nail covering the entire nail, but making them un-parallel to each other, so some are straight and some are not and some intersect.
Then, I took China Glaze - Harmony and did the same thing over the first stripes.
After that, I did the same with China Glaze - Devotion.
Lastly, I did the same striping with LA Colors Art Deco - Silver Glitter.

I decided to throw in the starbust accessory on the thumbs. I took a drop of Devotion and added a bit of Harmony to it on a paper plate. I mixed them with a toothpick and using the striper brush I painted the starburst on my thumbs with the mixture. I added a lavender rhinestone to the center.
Finally I topped all the nails with a coat of Seche Vite top coat and viola! Nails to go "gaga" for!!

Aren't you glad I didn't use this for inspiration?! :cD >>>

Photo Credit: The Washington Post

Have a great day!


  1. I like it very much! Definitly GaGa. :)

  2. This is very creative! I have to show this to my sister-in-law- she's OBSESSED with Lady Gaga :) Awesome job!

  3. Ooo, I love it, great interpretation!

  4. Girl, this is a great interpretation!

  5. Michelle- thank you!

    April and Ashley - AWE! Thanks!

    Brooke - Thank you for spreading the love!

    gildedangel - Thank you so much!

    Nicole - Wow! Thanks!

  6. I think you managed to capture that swirling skirt in a creative way. Well done! :)

  7. Love what you did! I think her leotard thing would make a cool polish too, I like the color. Gaga is AWESOME!

  8. ooooh i love me some GAGA!!! she's seriously my idol :D love these nails, great job in translating her look!