Week 8 - Corset Mani

Once again this year long challenge brings me face to face with yet another manicure I haven't performed. Even though I had never done a corset mani, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I styled this mani after my favorite corset (hubby's fav too)!

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I used Sally Hansen Insta-dri Petal Pusher, Milani One Coat Glitter Blue Flash, free hand nail art with brush and Wet n Wild Black Creme, and stamped with Konad special polish in black and using m3 (small bow) and m71 (full nail design). I had a blast with this mani (even htough it didn't com out quite as I wanted).

If you are trying to figure out what is on the top of my middle nail, well it was SUPPOSED to be cleavage. Yup, I said cleavage. I have an ample supply of it normally and abundant supply when corseted but nail art wise, I ain't got S%!#! LOL

This mani is uber glittery and I feel I nailed (pun intended) the pattern of my corset pretty well but I definitely want a do over and will be trying this type of mani again to see if I can't perfect my technique a bit. Hope you enjoy!

Fellow Challengers:

Much Love, The Dragon Lady

P.S. If you noticed my destroyed cuticles, that's what happens when you play with polish, remover, do yard work, and forget to properly moisturize and perform hand care because you are too tired. It will take awhile to undo what 2 days without care did. =(


  1. This is very pretty :) your nails look like you just laid some fabric over them. So much dimension!

  2. This looks great! Love the inspiration and your finished design.

  3. This is cute! Different from what a lot of girls did for their corset mani - I like it!

  4. This is great, I love the cleavage! haha It's such an original take on the corset nails!
    Also any idea who started this 52 week challenge, I've been doing it but just came across it, and I'm not really sure where it started. I'd love to give credit where it's due. :)