Lightning Bolt

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!  Happy Thursday! It's been a busy week for me at work and will continue to be for a while, but I'll try to keep up as much as I can.  I hope you guys aren't as busy as I am.

I have a manicure I tried out for a competition on Instagram to share with you!  I tell you, Instagram has really been encouraging me to try out nail art with these competitions that are being held.  Everytime I try, I think, this is going to be a total failure, and everytime I surprise myself.  Now are they perfect? No.  But they turned out to be pretty good.

Lisa (@lisa_beth) hosted a competition to copy her manicures.  It was hard to come to a decision because she has such awesome nail art and I didn't know what I could possibly replicate.  If you're on Instagram, go follow her and you'll see all of the awesome work she does.  Anyhoo, I finally decided on lightning bolt mani that she did.  Here's her version:




Since I'm not a black polish girl, I decided to go with red.  Red and gold go so well together. 

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 I painted my ring finger with two coats of Beauty UK Aztec.  Then cut out a piece of tape in the shape of a lightning bolt.  Hubby had to help me with cutting it.  I had such a hard time getting it into the right shape!  I seriously felt like a dud, smh.

After placing the tape on the nail, I added Sinful Colors Fire Red to the nail.  I also painted my other nails with two coats of Fire Red.   I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite.  Here are a few more pics:

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I was really happy with how the mani turned out.  I felt like Wonder Woman, lol!!

What do you guys think of this mani?  Something you would wear?

Oh btw, if you're on Instagram, you can follow me @marijonails.

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31 comments:

  1. The colour combination is very superhero-esque :) And, even if it took a while (I hate using tape, so fiddly!), you got that lightning bolt shape perfect!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Glad you like it ;0)

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  2. Awesome! Looks like super hero nails!:)

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    1. Thanks babe!! I felt like one with it on ;0).

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  3. This is SO cool! I freaking love Wonder Woman and wanted to be her when I was a kid, lol!

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  4. this came out soooo good! I tried a manicure like this and my lightening bolt literally blurbed everywhere under the tape. love the color combo!

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    1. Thanks hon! Sorry yours didn't come out as clearly. Isn't it crazy how difficult it is to get something so simple?

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  5. I was thinking it reminded me of a superhero too! Very cool!

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  6. I would definitely wear this!!! Not over the top and easy enough for my challenged "artiste" soul to copy!! I love it =)

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    1. Haha! Challenged over here too ;0): glad you like it. I like that it wasn't too over the top also.

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  7. I love the color combo, great job!

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  8. I love this! I like that you did the red with the gold bolt :D

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  9. What a fun maicure! I love the colors!

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  10. I love the way this turned out.

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  11. It came out great! I love that you are not afraid of nail art anymore! You are really good!

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