Friday, 27 September 2013

#33DC - Day 3 - Tape Mani

Hi lovely people, happy Friday!  Today is the 3rd day of the 33 day challenge, and the prompt is tape mani.  I can't take full credit for this mani, as I was inspired by this freakin' amazing mani by Missy from Gnarly Gnails.  If you've never seen her blog, you really need to check it out.  She's amazeballs!



I did switch it up a little by having the gradient in the base, and a solid colour for the texture part, but it was that mani that I had in my head whilst working on this.  Amazingly, this wasn't actually what I had planned for this prompt, I was going to use a neon pink under the tape, but I'm really glad I went in this direction as I love this mani.  I didn't want to remove it, but I had other designs I wanted to get ahead on.
I started with 2 coats of W7 Blue Mirror which I picked up from the lovely Debbie Crumpet in a grab bag on facebook.  Once that was touch dry, I used a sponge eyeshadow applicator to sponge on a thin layer of Kleancolor - Metallic Aqua from about two-thirds of the way up the nail, the sponged on a bit of Revlon - Royal (99p here) onto the tips, then added a layer of Seche Vite.  Once that was dry, I added striping tape in a criss-cross pattern, then painted over with Born Pretty Store textured polish in Shade 12, removing the tape immediately, one nail at a time.

I have quite a few photos of this mani, so I'll just spam you with the rest of them here at the bottom.  :D







18 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous!! I love that gradient base underneath!

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    1. Thanks hun! I think those 3 colours just work so well together! xx

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  2. This is gorgeous ! I love your gradient a lot :)

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    1. thanks gwenn, I love gradients so much, they always look good xx

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  3. This is really stunning! :) Great job!

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  4. Beautiful! The textured polish looks very fun :)

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    1. thanks, I can't stop touching my nails when I wear textured lol xx

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    1. thanks, although most of the credit goes to Missy from Gnarly Gnails for inspiring me : ) xx

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  6. Love this ,looks really effective , and the colours in the gradient are awesome
    You're so clever hun :)

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    1. Thanks, glad you like it : ) Can't take full credit for the idea, but still one of my fave mani's xx

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