Posts tagged: taped

Brazilian Rainbows!

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OK, you all know I love texture polishes so these shades included in the OPI Brazil collection were a treat. The only problem? They are minis :( I wanted to show off each shade while creating a fun nail design…take a look!

 OPI Brazil Samba-dy Loves Purple, I’m Brazil Nuts Over You, What’s a Little Rain Forest?, You’re So Flippy Floppy

Kodachrome

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I started with a base of Sally Hansen Lightening, a yellow creme. I then sponged on very lightly, Nubar Forbidden Fruit (orange) and Cult Nails Fetish (black thinned down so that it was very, very faint). This gave me a background that had a distressed, vintage look. I topped that with a quick dry clear coat.

Then on to the taping. Using striping tape I painted my stripes (pinky and index) and rays (ring and middle) with Nubar Into the Wild (green), Nubar On the Radar (red), and Nubar Dusk Till Dawn (blue). I just made sure to be very careful when placing the tape, also to not place tape over any areas still wet.

The final step was the faded/vintage effect. I mixed OPI My Vampire is Buff with Lightening to get a very, very light yellow. I sponged this on making sure that my sponge had barely any polish on it – dab on a paper towel first to remove as much polish as you can. Once I had a look I was happy with, I topped it with a clear coat then finished with Cult Nails Wax That.

Infinity

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I’ve used Morgan Taylor Berry Contrary, Barry M Blackberry, China Glaze Sweet Hook, OPI Alpine Snow, dotting tool make up sponge and nail art brushes.

Ultra French

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I haven’t done a French manicure in a while, so I figured I’d go with a colorful one! I used OPI Glints of Glinda as my base and used acrylic paints for the rainbow. I used striping tape to keep the manicure edge straight and a small detail brush for the lines.

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Herringboned

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Today I have a herringbone mani done with a few shades from the China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection. This Fall Collection consists of 12 really luxurious shades. I love so many of these on their own…but I also love how the entire collection works together (see original press release here). Which is why I was inspired to combine a few favorites into some nail art. The three polishes I chose can all pass for one-coaters, which makes them perfect for this technique.

Rainbow In The Air

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I’m SO excited about today’s nails. I wanted to do some kind of rainbow nail art for ages and now I finally did it, yay! My first attempt was a mess, so I took it off and started again. Believe me if I say that this requires patience and a super steady hand. Oh, and it’s FUN to do!