3.14.2013

Zig-Zag Mania!

Hi again!

I highly doubt you will ever see today's mani on me ever again -- it took WAY too long to do.  I'm a busy girl! Luckily, I was able to watch physics videos on optics while I was hard at work! (Well, I guess that doesn't make me so lucky, but...)

Once again, I got this look from Sammy, better known as The Nailasaurus.  You can see her awesome version of the manicure here.

I started with two coats of Did I Dye It Too Blonde? from spoiled by wet n' wild on all except my ring fingers.  For my ring fingers, I used one coat of Essie's Too Too Hot, which is an AWESOME melon-y red that applies like a dream!


I put a thin layer of NYC In a New York Minute top coat on each nail to quicken the drying time and most importantly to protect the base colors from peeling off my nail with the striping tape.

I placed striping tape that I bought for almost nothing on amazon in a zig zag pattern on each nail, and once I made sure my placement was to my liking, painted over my taped nails.  For my ring fingers, I used a coat of Megalast I Need a Refresh-Mint by wet n' wild, and for the rest of my nails I used a semi-thick coat of 465 Starstruck by 10 Professional Nail Laquer (I have had this polish for a long time, and I have no idea where I got it!)


Finally, I topped it off with a coat of NYC In a New York Minute topcoat.  It dries super-fast and leaves nails extra shiny!

A little side note: once my mani was dry, I looked in my mailbox and saw that my package of JESSICA Nail Lacquer Gold Leaf 18k Top Coat arrived! I can't wait to try it in a few days! (especially because it won't take like 2 hours to finish) :-)


yayyyy :)

Until next time!


12 comments:

  1. Oooh I love this! I've yet to experience a successful tape manicure haha! Seeing this definitely makes me want to persevere! :D

    Aysh xox

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    1. thanks so much Aysh! This is actaully the first one I tried ... it was frustrating but I eventually got the hang of it :) I think the most important thing is to make sure your base is completely dry and when the tape is down, don't leave it on too long once you paint over it. Thanks for reading! xo

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  2. Looks like something I'll have to try out soon - picked up striping tape on eBay for peanuts. But I don't have steady hands, so bet I'll make a mess :(
    My Beauty Junction

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    1. LOL - you don't need steady hands if you use striping tape... that's what makes it so great!

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  3. Super cute! I love the color combi on your ringfinger!

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    1. thank you Danny! I am about to post another mani using that same teal blue :-)

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