Friday, July 18, 2014

Boom Goes the Blue

This is yet another one of those manicures that turned out very differently from what I was picturing, but that I ended up liking a lot anyway. That feels like the story of my life on this blog sometimes! Must be the "amateur" part of Amateur Manicure...

I started out trying to replicate this tutorial that I saw ages ago. However, because of the way I cut my tape triangles (and the fact that I cut SO MANY & refused to waste them—this took 60 little tape triangles, if you can even believe that), I ended up with this more general jagged pattern instead of the explosion shape from the tutorial. But that's okay! I'll try the explosion version again later, now that I know what I did wrong, and I already have some ideas for adding a little something to it, too.

I started with a base of OPI Can't Find My Czechbook. Once that was good and dry, I put the tape triangles on one nail at a time and added my black (a-england Camelot). Then, once that was dry, I did the tape all over again (leaving a little of the black to show around the edges) and added Zoya Trixie.

I think it's definitely possible that some or all of this could be done with a nail art brush instead of tape, but I know my hand isn't at all steady enough to get the crisp lines I wanted. I also genuinely enjoy doing tape manicures, so I didn't mind all the fussing with it required for this method.

What about you—do you like to do super involved tape manis, or are they too much hassle? I'd love to hear what you think!

Thanks for looking!


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