Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Hudson's Bay nail stripes

Unless you're Canadian you probably have no idea how much of a staple the design that inspired this mani is in fashion (or rather, in marketing) today. The Hudson's Bay Co. is a huge department store brand, kind of like Macy's, but they actually have their own brand with a highly recognizable "logo" to boot, which comes in the form of four simple stripes! Obviously I had to steal this design and turn into into a manipiece.

Main source of inspiration (what happens when you google Hudson Bay stripes):

What happens when you're a crazy cat lady and there's a Hudson's Bay near your home:

And finally, the result of the nailspiration (what happens when you're obsessed with nail polish and just generally crazy):

Polishes used:
- Nails inc. 'Oxford street' (medium warm brown)
- Maybelline Color Show 'Fierce n' tangy' (bright yellow)
---> Above two polishes were mixed, 5 parts yellow 1 part brown, to achieve a mustard yellow colour
- Essie 'Forever yummy' (bright red)
- Seche 'Versatile' (green)
- Seche 'Wonderfully witty' (navy blue)
- Essie 'Blanc' (3 coats for white base)
- Essie 'Adore-a-ball' (1 coat on top of white base to make it a bit on the ivory side)

1 comment:

  1. These are so darn Canadian! I love them! You're right, this design is definitely a Canadian staple. I want a Bay jacket so bad.