Twinsie Tuesday - Tape Mani

Hi everyone!!  It's Twinsie Tuesday ;0).

Today, we're supposed to share tape manis, which is simply using tape to create a design on your nails.  I've done several tape manis before and it's always hit or miss for me.  There are times when the polish bleeds into the tape or times when I don't wait long enough for the polish to dry and the tape lifts my base polish.  Very frustrating!!! However, whenever I'm successful, I love the outcome.  It's an easy way to do nail art, especially if you're not gifted with artistic skills like me :p.

For this mani, I was already wearing OPI DS Reserve, which I shared with you here and I decided to use Sonia Kashuk Blank Slate as the second color.  I love the combination of pink and gray together.  Here's the design I came up with:


Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Artificial Light
I really should have taken a pic of the tape on the nail to share it with you all, but I didn't think about it at the time.  Sorry about that.
My thumb.  Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Artificial Light

Sunlight

Sunlight

Sunlight
I really like how this mani came out.  It's a really cool design and I love the contrast of the holo and creme finishes.  I just need to be careful around the cuticle in the future.  I was so focused on trying to make sure I covered DS Reserve completely that it bled into the cuticle.  I then had to work to cleanup, which was a bit difficult.  I was still happy with the result though.

Have you tried any tape manis?


Don't forget to visit the other twinsies! Check out the tape manis they came up with:
Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Chelsea: http://www.nailedblog.com/
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com/


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62 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! The peek-a-boo pink reminds me of Angelina Jolie's leg at the Oscars ;)

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  2. Gorgeous!!!! I loveeee the design!

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  3. this is very pretty, I love the taping on your thumb

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  4. I love this, you should try nail art more often. I wanna try it myself, so so pretty!

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    1. I'm slowly venturing out. Slowly, lol. Glad you like it Adri ;0).

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  5. Wonderful, I love this , your lines are so straight, I can't seem to pull it off without the polish going everywhere anyways this is Super :D

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    1. Thanks Joanne!! I was really excited with the way it turned out.

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  6. This is so beautiful!!!! :D I love how you did this!

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  7. this is definitely one of my favorites of the day! you need to teach me your ways! :)

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    1. Awww.. Thanks Brandi. Ummm... I got nothing, lol. As I said, hit or miss with me.

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  8. That is amazing! I love it! HOW did you do that!!? :)

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  9. It's so beautiful! I love these colors together.

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    1. Thanks Sandra!! Pink and gray is one my favorite combos.

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  10. Great mani :) You did an amazing job with the tape :)

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  11. Girl this looks awesome! You're an advanced taper.

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    1. LOL, I wouldn't call myself advanced. Thanks ChiChi ;0).

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  12. Gorgeous mani! I love the way you taped it off!

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  13. I love this Marisa, and the colours are perfect together! I have the same trouble with using tape and not letting it dry beofre using!!

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  14. OMG! I love love love this! Can't get over how talented you are!
    Phlox

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    1. Awww.. Thanks so much for the compliment hon!

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  15. Oh I love this one - tape manis are one of my faves but I haven't done any recently. Your post has inspired me!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Glad to inspire ;0).

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  16. Great job! I love the little bit of holo peeking out!

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  17. This is gorgeous! I can never do proper tape manis ):

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    1. Thanks Irene!! Practice definitely helps with this. I still don't have it down.

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  18. I love this! This came out great. I like how your thumb has a little extra spark ;)

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  19. Great choice of colours - they contrast each other wonderfully! And the design you came up with is so dynamic and eye-catching. Amazing job! :D

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    1. Thanks Mary ;0). So glad you like it!

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  20. This is AWESOME! I love the pink glitter peeping through, great color combo!

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  21. Beautiful! Love the colors together!

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  22. Tape manis frustrate me to no end! You did great on this one, I would never have been able to get it to turn out right!

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    1. It can be very frustrating, but you should continue to try. You do some awesome manis, I'm sure you'd get it after practicing. Thanks for the compliment ;0).

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  23. It came out great! I love the color combo!

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