Friday, February 24, 2012

My first time using tape! :-)

Well this was a total experiment for me that started as a regular manicure and sort of snowballed from there. I decided that I really want to make an effort to use polishes that I haven't used before so I grabbed "Blue Streak" by Ulta from my stash. I started of course with my usual base coat of Orly's "Bonder" then did two coats of "Blue Streak". I adore this color on its own since it is just a simply gorgeous blue and the formula was very nice and easy to work with. The first coat came out fairly sheer but then the second went on perfectly.

Even though I absolutely love this color I have been dying to try out the new Milani "Cyberspace" polish I bought since it is a holographic blue sparkle. I did test it on its own once, but it was too sheer for my taste even after two coats so I decided that it would go perfectly on top of this color. I didn't want to cover all of this gorgeous blue though so I thought an accent nail would be perfect. 

It was hard to really capture the sparkle of "Cyberspace" with my camera so excuse the fuzziness of the picture above. Anyways, in person this sparkle is really nice although honestly I am not as blown away with it as I was with Color Club's "Fashion Addict". Well as I said this manicure sort of took on a life of its own and for some reason I just wasn't satisfied with this look so I decided to experiment with something I have been thinking about for a long time. I found some blue painters tape laying around and tore off a strip and using some scissors I cut smaller strips and I placed them on one nail at a time so part of my nail was covered and part was left free. (Note: this was actually done the next day so I was sure that the base color was totally dry) I then painted the free section using "Cyberspace" and this was what I got! 

Although this is a bit more "edgy" than my usual manicures I really do love it and I can't wait to try it with different color combinations and different patterns! :-) 


  1. This is so much more successful than my first tape adventure. I keep trying, but they all come out terrible. This looks amazing!

    1. Thanks so much!!! Another tape mani is definitely in the works as well as tons of other cool ideas swirling around in my head! :)