I’ve recently gotten into the habit of grabbing a handful of randomly coloured polishes and just seeing where the inspiration takes me. After fishing this collection of polishes out of my stash – L’Oreal’s gold Because You’re Worth It, Wet n Wild’s orange Sunny Side Up, Sally Hansen’s grape jelly-hued Pep-Plum and OPI’s purple Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm? – I was inspired to try my hand at some every-nail-for-itself, embroidered-esque nail art, the end result of which reminds me of gorgeous, hothouse-hued saris. I used to live near a fabric store that specialized in the intricately embroidered and sequined fabrics I imagine an Indian woman would wear to a formal event like a wedding. Or the Oscars. The price per yard was just this side of obscene, though, dashing my hopes of draping my bedroom in gorgeously woven fabric, although afterwards I continued to pine and admire from afar. These nails really remind me of some of those fabrics, and thankfully at a fraction of the cost. Nail art for the win once again!
6 thoughts on “Sari Style”
I enjoyed the story behind your inspiration. I can totally picture a room draped in the fabric you described. I’d say you did a wonderful job replicating this beautiful fabric you’ve described. I can see you with this nail art at the Oscars! 🙂 May happiness follow you all weekend! Koko
Many thanks! That store is still there, actually – two yards probably pays their rent for the month! 😉 And a happy weekend to you, too!
Thank you! 🙂
This is such a gorgeous color combination!
Thank you! I wasn’t quite sure at first (also, the plummy colour stained like a BEAST) but I think they look quite nice together. 🙂