Mara Hoffman Inspired

Mara Hoffman Inspired Nails

As many of you know, I’m always getting inspired by something for my nails! I have been wanting to do nails inspired by this Mara Hoffman dress for a while, but kept putting it off. Today was such a lazy day so I decided I needed to do them πŸ™‚ Here’s the dress:

Mara Hoffman Dress

Isn’t it just amazing? I love the colors and the pattern and I thought it would translate really nicely onto my nails.

Mara Hoffman Inspired Nails - What I Used

If you haven’t tried Sally Hansen polishes yet, I suggest its time you do! I love their brushes because they are wider than normal, and it makes it way easier to paint your nails…not to mention the gorgeous colors! They are sold in many stores (Target, Walmart, CVS, Ulta, etc.!) and are a very good price. I chose Barracuda, a bluish-mint shade; Water Color, aqua; and Kook a Mango, a bright orange shade of red for this design…they matched the print perfectly!

I wanted to keep with the “Sally Hansen” polish theme but I didn’t have a yellow, then I remembered I had a yellow nail art pen. I’ve always been hesistant to try the nail art pens but they surprisingly work very well. Its difficult to get it really detailed, but for larger designs it works great. I used a nail art brush for the rest of the colors, and then used Essie Licorice to add in the black details!

Here’s a close up photo:
Mara Hoffman Inspired Nails

I’m loving this pattern! Took me a couple hours but it was worth it. Now…if only I had the dress to match? πŸ™‚


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  • Lacqueerisa March 04, 2013 12.25 am

    Ahh stunninggggg!!! Love your interpretation of the dress on your nails! The colours are so rich and vibrant too! β™₯

  • April Brooks March 05, 2013 06.39 pm

    Truly outstanding!!

    • admin March 08, 2013 11.17 am

      Thank you!

  • emma March 06, 2013 10.39 pm

    i dont know if youll read this/care because it doesnt really mean anything, but i nominated you for a blog award! if you want, you can check it out on this post

    and thank you for being an awesome blogger and inspiring me! you were one of the first nail bloggers i found when i was getting into nails and you have been the inspiration behind many of the designs ive attemped! you are so incredibly talented and i admire your work SO much! keep it up πŸ™‚

    • admin March 08, 2013 11.17 am

      Thank you so much! I’m honored πŸ™‚


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