Sunday, 3 June 2012

Abstract Nail Art Challenge Day 2: Tape

Today is the second day in the Abstract Nail Art Challenge and the theme for today is Tape! There are seriously 5 billion possibilities that tape can help with in creating a manicure. I thought about using striping tape to create some teeny lines, but I had this manicure written down in my nail notebook so I thought this was a chance to give it a whirl! 


caviar-nails


I started with 2 coats of Revlon's Midnight Affair which is a shimmery dark navy blue, its vampy and I love it! Then I added a coat of Color Club top coat and waited for it to dry. Then I taped off triangles at the base of each nail using regular scotch tape, added another coat of Midnight Affair and sprinkled Silver Microbeads over the area. Then I removed the tape and pressed the beads into my nail with an orange stick. For an accent nail I did a whole nail of Silver beads over Midnight Affair. 


caviar-nails

caviar-nails

Excuse the dent in my thumb nail, I was a little ambitious in getting to add the beads and didn't wait long enough for it to dry! I did love this look though! I'm finding lots of ways to use microbeads and play with variations on the Caviar look! 

caviar-nails

caviar-nails

This was so easy and fun to do. I really enjoyed wearing it, even though I only wore it for a day before I picked off half the beads lol. This is just one of the many options that tape can help create. I have been having a lot of fun with tape since I started blogging! My one recommendation is that you cut your pieces of tape before you paint your nails so that the tape doesn't ruin your mani! 

Remember to stop by The LacquerologistBeautyGnome and Manicurator to see what these gorgeous ladies have done! 

13 comments:

  1. Love this. Even more so, I love that you keep a nail notebook. :)

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    1. Thanks Sue! haha! I keep it with me at all times and scribble down my inspirations and draw things out, I love it :D

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  2. This is an awesome challenge!! I love this mani.. so cute and clever!!

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  3. Love this!!! It's a great variation on the "fish egg" or "caviar" look!!

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    1. Thanks Emily!! I had a lot of fun with it! I actually wore a similar one a few weeks ago to a wedding that I didn't post on here but got a ton of compliments on! :D

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  4. the silver beads look great w. that revlon blue. love it!

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    1. Thanks Mel! As soon as I saw them together I had to go for it :)

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  5. Super cool!!! Although I think I would feel too protective over them and probably take them off as soon as you did!

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    1. haha! That's exactly what happened! I loved them but since my whole nail wasn't covered I kept picking them off!

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