Gel Mani: Alexander McQueen – Iconic Yellow Dress

Hi everyone!

It’s my birthday today but I’m a bit of a workaholic so here I am posting even though Jenrine told me not to do anything work-related. Oops! Actually, I woke up early from dreaming about the opening of the salon and my heart was racing so I couldn’t go back to sleep after that. I guess I must be too excited and worried about all the work that needs to be done. 😦

So… here I am sharing this AWESOME design! I say awesome because it’s based on a really beautiful Alexander McQueen dress, which Drew Barrymore is photographed wearing here:

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I’m loving the intricate lace details and the colour! I was thrilled when my client gave me this customisation request and asked for the dress details to be done on her nails with a clear base and yellow gradient.

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She gave me free rein to simplify the details and to use sections of the dress on different nails. This customisation request was relatively simple in that sense, as all I needed to do was to pick details that would fit onto the various nails and look good as a whole set. The process of translating a dress into a nail design involves some simplifying because the nail is so much smaller than the dress and it would be impossible to squeeze too much detail onto the nail.

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I like how this design starts with a clear base so any nail growth will be less obvious, and how the yellow gradient is such a striking colour that really complements the black details. This set is super chic and allows you to make a statement with your nails.

On a somewhat related note, my purple-headed partner had me do her nails awhile back and she also loved this design, but since her hair colour tends to stain her nails, we did it in a purple version instead. Here’s a screengrab from my Instagram:

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That’s all from me for now. Heading to RWS Marine Life Park SEA Aquarium in a bit!

Love,
Ying

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