My obsession with shoes started early. I can still remember the first pair I fell in love with: the most sparkly, wonderfully glittery, blue jelly shoes from The Gap. My childhood self said, I must have these shoes, but alas, they sold out of my size and it was never meant to be.
Fast forward to last week when I got a manicure using the very glittery CND Shellac in Sparks Fly. My friend Lolin, who has very astute observational skills, pointed out with excitement: "Those look like jelly shoes!"
Naturally, the wheels in my head started spinning, dreaming once more of those beautiful, long lost shoes. Since Sparks Fly is a coral-pink, I knew I had to recreate something similar using blues.
As the heel of the jelly shoe appears more opaque than the body, I figured a gradient nail would be the perfect fit. To recreate the transparency of the shoe, I used a damp sponge for a hint of colour.
I painted stripes of CND Vinylux in Aqua-intance and Date Night on a damp sponge.
The results? Not perfect, but good enough to temporarily satisfy any jelly shoe needs.
- Do you remember what you were doing when jelly shoes first entered your life?
- What are your favourite pair of shoes of all-time and can they be recreated in nail form?