Day 12: Stripes

7:45 PM Laura 15 Comments

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The return of the tape! My last exploit with tape didn't turn out so well but I thought I would try it again.

I started out with OPI Mermaid's Tears... whiiich I apparently accidentally deleted the pictures of. Gah!  Here are my original pics of it. Hey, those aren't too bad! Anyway, I started with that and then cut the tape into a bunch of teeny weeny little strips and placed them like so:


Voila

Then I used American Apparel Peacock for the stripes. Yes, it does kind of take forever. But the result is this:

*angels sing*

Although the tape produces rather harsh lines, and it doesn't look so hawt when you first finish.

*angels abruptly stop singing*

But! There is hope yet, young grasshoppers. The first (or maybe not the first, but it's up there) rule of nail polish is that glitter fixes everything. Seee?

sun

sun

sun

shade

I used LA Colors Treasure Chest. How much better is that!? It was a totally beesh to take off but it was sure as heck sparkly!


A mi también, muchacho. A mi también.

15 comments:

  1. That photo is terrifying. TERRIFYING. Warning please!

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  2. Very nice color combo, it Looks so pretty after the glitter! Glitter is the best!

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  3. I love AA Peacock! Such a pretty blue! These stripes came out really awesome! You really did a great job! And you're up to 187! How cool is that?!? And yes in this case, glitter did fix everything

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  4. Oh man. I could listen to chicken on a raft for hours but I would NOT be able to sit there making those strips of tape. xD

    ME GUSTAAA!

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  5. This looks so pretty, I like the colors you chose.

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  6. Stripes=1/16 inch tape from TCP Global. No cutting, just rip n stick. It's car striping so not overly sticky. I happy striper now!

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  7. The photo scares me.. hahaha :)

    Love them with the glitter! Glitter makes everything better.

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  8. The addition of glitter was a super idea!

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  9. @Larie: But that would ruin the surprise!

    @Fingers: LOL, someone must have unfollowed me because now I'm at 186! Ouch!

    @Naomi: Yeah, it's a little time consuming. I only do it once a blue moon!

    @denisefh: That's very nifty!

    @Vintage: I enjoy scaring people.

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  10. Looks great! Especially with the glittah! :)

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  11. OMG! That finished product is amazing! Very nice manicure!

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  12. This one is fkrn awesome!!!! LOVE IT

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