Today’s post is something a bit new for me. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love shoes, and I love doing nail art inspired by shoes. I also post a fair few manis on Instagram that I don’t always post on the blog as well, and this colourful water spotted nail art inspired by a pair of Fiebiger shoes has proven to be one of my most popular photos so far.
Coincidentally, it turns out that Bianca from Fiebiger is a bit of a nail art addict as well, so when she offered me the opportunity to try a pair of their new season heels and do some matching nail art, I couldn’t say no. So in this post I’m going to show you the nail art I wore with the shoes, a tutorial, and a couple of outfit shots.
This pair of heels is the Galactic style, an open toe 10 inch stiletto with a black patent pleather (vegan-friendly) strap at the front and ankle, and silver glitter detail at the back. 10 inches sounds high, but it’s really not that bad! I wouldn’t call myself an experienced high heel wearer, as I have flat feet, but these were reasonably easy to walk in. The ankle strap helps too. I love this style because it’s unique yet still a bit classy, and it’s not too crazy.
The silver glitter detail at the back is what really caught my eye, and inspired the nail art I wore with them. I did a diagonal zig zag pattern using a black base polish, and Pretty Serious Dream Delight to mimic that crushed glitter look. I didn’t use tape for this look, and the method I’m showing you is really quick and easy – these nails literally took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish on both hands.
Step 1. Paint your nails with black nail polish. Allow to dry.
Step 2. Pour a few drops of silver nail polish onto a piece of card. Using a toothpick or small dotting tool, place small dots in two lines across each nail. Each dot in the second line should line up in between the dots in the first line. These will be the corners of the zig zags.
Step 3. Using a small nail art brush or toothpick, draw lines between the dots to connect them. Your zig zag is taking shape!
Step 4. Fill in the entire zig zag with the silver polish. Apply top coat, and you’re done!
That’s so much easier than the final result makes it look, right? I intentionally did it a little haphazardly to match with the asymmetrical pattern of the shoe, and I really like the edgy effect it gives it.
I wore the shoes out on a date night with my boyfriend, and paired them with a Bardot dress. I’m pleased to say that they passed the test of being walkable in, and not killing my feet by the end of the night! I’ll admit I was sitting for most of the time, but walking between the car, restaurant, bar and strolling around afterwards were fine.
Here’s a couple of outfit shots. Please try to excuse my awkward posing – I’m very much an amateur! Let’s just focus on the shoes, shall we?
Fiebiger shoes are designed in Australia, and can be purchased online from the Fiebiger Shoes website. They also have heaps of stockists around Australia and internationally. I recommend checking them out, the prices are pretty reasonable for the quality! For sizing reference, I’m usually a size 36, and these were a little bit loose on me.
I hope you enjoyed this slight deviation from my standard post format! I certainly had a lot of fun preparing this post, despite the awkwardness of begging my boyfriend’s brother to take photos of my feet… Who knows, I might be able to now use “but I need it for my blog!” as a valid excuse for buying more shoes
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