Twinsie Tuesday - Follower Requested Mani

Hi everyone!!

For this week's Twinsie Tuesday prompt, we have to share a follower requested mani.  A while ago, I shared this mani on Instagram and one of my followers asked for a tutorial, so I thought that this would be the perfect time to do one.

This time, I decided to use Lime Crime Once in a Blue Mousse (thanks Nory) and OPI Do You Lilac It?.  I also used Nail Vinyls instead of striping tape, which I used for the original manicure.

Here's a pictorial for how I completed this look.

1. Start with your base colors.
2. Once your base colors are dry, apply striping tape or nail vinyls to create the stripes.
3. Apply second color and remove tape.
4. Create second design with striping tape or nail vinyls.
5. Apply second color and add top coat.

A few tips when doing designs like these:
*The first coat should be dry before putting striping tape or vinyls on the nails.
*The tape should be completely stuck to the nail and to the edges.  This will ensure that there is no bleeding of the polish.  Unfortunately, that happened with my pinky finger :(.
*Remove the tape right away after adding the second coat.
*Wait a few minutes before applying top coat so there is no smudging.

Here's a look at Lime Crime's Once in a Blue Mousse on its own.

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It's a baby blue, leaning mint green creme.  The first coat was a bit streaky, but it leveled out with the second coat.  I used two coats with no top coat.

And here is OPI Do You Lilac It? on its own.

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Do You Lilac It? was a bit on the thin side, but it applied well and was opaque in two coats.  I used two coats with no top coat.

Here's another look at the final result.

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The top coat I used was Underground Nails Quickie Dry Top Coat.

What do you guys think of this look?  Have you tried anything like it before?

Don't forget to visit the other Twinsies to see their follower requested manicures!
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish

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  1. What a pretty combination! I definitely need to add Do You Lilac It to my collection, it's such a pretty color :)

  2. I love once in a blue mousse! It is stunning.

  3. These are really cute! I love this color combo!

  4. Great striping tape manicure! Love the two colors you used too.

  5. Great tutorial and I LOVE the colors your picked!

  6. This color combo is just AMAZING.

  7. I love both of these colors! They look fabulous together! :D

  8. these two colors go great together! I have not successfully completed a striping tape manicure.


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