Friday, January 2, 2015

31 Day Challenge 2015: Tape Manicure

Hello lovelies!

Happy Friday! I have today off from work, and all I plan to do is get my phone fixed and then have a nail art day! I'm hoping to get ahead on some posts for this 31 Day Challenge because I only tomorrow's done at this point. Whoops.

Anyways, onto the nails!
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I can finally show you guys my New Years Eve manicure! I couldn't resist using a bunch of glitters because well, I like sparkles (:




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Here's what I used:


I haven't done a tape manicure in I don't know how long and all I can say is, "how did I ever like doing this?" Getting the Nail Vinyls to line up straight was one of the most frustrating things. Ever. I decided to go for irregularly, spaced stripes because I gave up on trying to get them laid out perfectly.

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These nails started with three coats of Rhythm And Blues and a layer of HK Girl.  I used different sized, straight Nail Vinyls to mark off some of the glitter. When all my vinyls were pressed done, I added a coat of Ryan over them and making sure to peel the vinyls off before the polish dried. I let the stripes dry for a bit before I used a makeup sponge to add on the gradient of Dancing Fireflies. Everything was sealed in with another layer of HK Girl.

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I seriously loved these nails so much! They sparkled in the lights at the bar on New Years and they still looked awesome the next day when I had to work haha. I think that might be my new measurement on "manicure successful-ness." Who knows, maybe, I don't know haha!


Thanks for reading guys!

-Marisa! (:










27 comments:

  1. Sparkle all the things!! haha! :) I love this blingy manicure!

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  2. Holy hell these are amazing!! Deep blue and gold is such a winning color combo!

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  3. I like those shiny gold glitters on the nails here. So sparkly and pretty against the blue.

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  4. I cannot say this enough BUT I am in love with this color combo. Blue and gold just screams "I'm dead sexy/pretty" to me. Beautious!

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  5. I like this combo of glitter with the blues!

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  6. Blue and gold is always so beautiful!! So sparkly and perfect! But I agree - tape manis are such a pain!

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  7. This is one of my favorite new years manis that I've seen this year! Beautiful!

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  8. Cosmetic SanctuaryJanuary 3, 2015 at 2:50 AM

    What a beautiful mani! Love blue and gold together

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  9. Gorgeous! I really like this manicure :) xx

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  10. Oh wow! The gold glitter gradient takes this from being cool to being WOW! Great job! Love muchly!

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  11. *drools* the golden tips add the extra WOW to this!

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