Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another Try at Tape Manicures!

Good morning my lacquered lovers! This morning, just a quick little post to show some more of my experimenting with tape manicures! I'm having so much fun searching blogs and finding ideas to try out! Today I have a tape manicure involving crackles and a patchwork manicure!

First up, the patchwork I did last night!




To do this manicure, first I started with my trusty OPI Nail Envy (which is definitely helping with my nail strength and peeling!) Then I did two coats on every nail of OPI Ogre The Top Blue which is a gorgeous bright blue cream (with a coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry) from their Shrek collection. This is definitely one of my favorite bright blues! Next, I taped of different areas on each nail so they would all be slightly different and did a coat of Zoya Trixie, hands down my favorite silver foil. I love how sparkly this polish is! After another coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry, I waited a few more minutes before taping off the last sections and applying NARS Night Flight, a gorgeous deep blue from the Night Series that I reviewed last week HERE. One last coat of Seche Vite and I was good to go! I got a little trigger happy and pulled some of the tape too soon so there was a bit of smudging but for my first try, I was pretty happy!

Next up, a tape mani with crackle!



This was a super quick mani I tried out last week because I wondered how crackle would look with the tape manicure style. I started out with NYC Color Blackula which is from their limited addition halloween collection (and that I completely bought for the name because it made me laugh.) One coat of OPI Nail Envy and two coats of Blackula. Luckily Blackula is a quick dry so within about 15 minutes, I taped off half of my nail on a diaganol and did one coat of China Glaze Tarnished Gold from the Cracked Metals collection. I love how it turned out! So pretty! Definitely will be doing this again in the fall!

So there you have it, a few more tape manicures. I love the look of the patchwork and am going to try again soon, possibly using polishes with different finishes! I'm so excited to find a way of using nail art that I can use!

Are you a fan of the tape manis? Do you like the patchwork, diaganol or stripes the best? Ever tried one?

15 comments:

  1. i love these tape manis! You did a really great job :)

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  2. This is really cool! I havent tried tape manis-but love them!

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  3. Very cool! I want to try a three color tape mani, but just never have the patience. lol.

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  4. They both look awesome! Good job!

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  5. Ohhh I love the look of these two manis - going to try this one out - thanks for posting them!

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  6. They both came out great! I think the crackle one is my favorite!

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  7. your tape mani with crackle rocks!!

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  8. Trixi is a fab foil - agree! Well done.

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  9. Both look so good! I've recently started using Nail Envy and it's really helping!

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  10. The patchwork mani looks great! Nice color combo. =)

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