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Met Gala Nails: China Inspired Mani

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You might’ve guessed from some previous stories that I hold fashion among my top nail art inspiration topics! Dresses, catwalks, fashion design is really close to my heart!

Tonight, one of the most prestigious event in the fashion (and art) world rolled out its Red Carpet: Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala – the long for Met Ball or Met Gala! This year’s Costume Institute exhibition is ‘China: Through the Looking Glass’. Hence the following Chinese-inspired nail art!

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It’s one of the most artistic manis I’ve had so far and also one of the easiest to obtain! You’d be surprised how you can dress your nails for the most exclusive, most stylish fashion event of the year! You only need a bottle of solid white nail polish, one of really bright red nail polish and a dash of gold glitter! Or if you don’t have loose glitter (although you really need loose glitter, it’s highly versatile and goes with so many manis!)

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See also: Valentino Couture inspired nails!

Basically, after your solid white base is dried, you can start painting this art masterpiece! You need a piece of paper, not napkin, on which you’ll paint out the excess polish from your brush! The red polish, that is! This technique is called ‘dried brush’ painting, the point being to obtain a trace of polish where you can actually see where the bristles have touched the surface. It’s as fabulous as it is abstract and should you find it within you to let go and forget your fears, you’ll notice you’re a fantastic painter!

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As you see, I went with a different ‘design’ for each of the five nails – horizontal or vertical stripes, a vortex and wavy pattern: there was enough place for each and all of them! Art is not about making a point but getting your point across. Sharing your vision!

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See also: Marc Jacobs Fashion Show inspired nails!

And my vision about the 2015 Met Gala theme China: Through the Looking Glass is complete with a point of gold glitter randomly placed where there was more white space left. Sealing it all with topcoat and I’m ready for the Met Ball Red Carpet!

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I’m Cecilia and I love painting my nails so much that I decided to share my passion and all I’ve learned with you on my website.

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