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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Patchwork mani Tutorial....

I posted this on MUA back on October 20th, here is the original post
http://www.makeupalley.com/m_116721515

So I figured I should post it here, and hope it helps you guys :) I will only show the 4 nails, that you see in the pic, but you get  the idea.

This time I started with a hot pink. Orly Purple Crush




I then put on a coat of SV, and let that dry.
Then I taped off my pinky, like so.
****Please remember to stick the tape to your palm before you place it on your nails. This removes some of the stickiness, and prevents the tape from pulling up your base polish. Sometimes you may need to stick it a few times. ****


Grabbed my 2nd color, black, and painted the non-taped section


Then pulled off the tape, and ta da


Next was my ring finger. I taped that off (still using the same piece of tape)


Painted the black



and pulled off



Middle finger


Painted it black


(forgot to take a pic when the tape got pulled off :(  )

Pointer finger



Painted it black (didn't get a pic again) and pulled it off


Then, when you're done all the nails, top them all off with SV and let it dry

Then go back to your pinky, and using 2 pieces of tape, tape it off



Painted on BFF



Then pulled the tape off



Ring finger


Middle finger


Pointer finger



I didn't get pics of the BFF being painted on the rest, because I figured you had the idea by then. but when your done............you get this!






















Hope this helps!!!

Oh and if you notice the final step in painting the BFF on my ring finger, I had the tape in the wrong place, but I fixed it, and didn't get a pic.

77 comments:

  1. Wow, I looove this! Definitely got to try this!
    I'm a new follower, and I totally love your blog! <3

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  2. Aww, well thanks!! and welcome!!!

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  3. How did I not know you had a blog?! I just become your 100th follower, bwahaha...

    (cilucia@MUA)

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  4. Hey cilucia!! Haha, well I haven't had it too long, and plus that whole, thou shall not speaketh of their blog rule on MUA, lol! Well YAY for being the 100th!!! Thanks!

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  5. It's very neat, you're so good with tape :>

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  6. Thanks! I use it in soooo many of my manis!

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  7. This is probably a silly question, but what is SV?

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  8. Not silly at all, SV stands for Seche Vite, it's a fast drying top coat, that can be found at almost all drugstores, Wal-marts and Targets!!

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    1. It is the best fast drying top coat there is !!! I went in to get a hair cut and my 8 yo daughter treated to a mani, her mani never made it home intact, yet once I got home I did my own nails and used SV, my nails were dry and hers were still UNTOUCHABLE! Lol. The way it works is that it will quickly dry the top layer of polish and gradually the rest, but if you accidentally bump the nail you can fix it by moistening your finger and shifting everything back to its proper location. (I in no way am insinuating that you do not know how to use SV, it's just a trick that I learned vs having to remove all the polish and starting over ��). Evie

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  9. Thanks for this tutorial! I recently tried it for the first time and appreciated the step by step photos.

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  10. i remember seeing this on mua when you did it for a school...spirit day was it? I was sad because I could not find the tutorial. i'm glad i've found it now =)

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  11. KarenD, I'm so glad this was helpful!!!

    shortwidenails, Well it was for Spirit Day, but not for a school, it was for teens who have commited suicide due to being bullied :( I'm glad you found it on here though!!!

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  12. Great tutorial! In the past I tried a patchwork mani and it failed really hard. But thanks to you the patchwork mani I just did, went great :)

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  13. Fantastic tutorial! I think I'll try this soon :)

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  14. Wow great tutorial! Im so trying this right now!

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  15. Thanks Shadow! Oh please let me know how it goes!

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  16. Your very welcome. It went great ill Be posting it on my blog today check out and see how I did :-)

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  17. Oh yay, I'm going to go check it out now!

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  18. these nails are awesome! you're so creative.
    i'm definitely trying this one right now, haha.

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  19. What is SV and BFF? This is so good btw!!!! <3

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  20. Thanks Bella!!

    SV is Seche Vite, its a fast dry top coat!! BFF is the name of the polish from China Glaze, I LOVE it!!

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  21. How do you get them to look so glossy? I've tried everything but can never get it to look so perfect like that. xD

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  22. Kaitlyn, I use SV, Seche Vite. It's my go to top coat!!

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  23. You take the tape off right after you apply the next coat?? When i take the tape off it looks messy :( i cant get that straight line.

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  24. Yep, you only do1 nail at a time, and as soon as you polish over the tape, you remove it. Since the polish is still wet, you should get smoothe lines :)

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  25. Just tried and I'm so happy with the result ! Thank you so much !

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  26. oh YAY, and you're of course welcome!

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  27. Really amazing ! Loving it !!! Whath is your top coat's brand, and your fisher's if you have one..? From south of France !!!

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  28. Tiffany, thanks! I use SV, Seche Vite. I have more info about it up in my 'Nail Care' tab above :) I'm not sure what you mean by 'fishers' though, sorry :(

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  29. LOOOVE THIS! I'm totally gonna try this out when I'm bored with my current mani, also I read your nail care and was wondering what kind of Biotin do you take?

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  30. Thanks!! I take Nature's Bounty :)

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  31. hey! what design did u do on your thumb nail haha, i can't figure out how to do a differnt patch work for it. by the way i love this mani looks fantastic with orly goth and sally hansen celeb city and blue it

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  32. hi Erika! Love your nail designs! I was wondering how long you usually wait for your nails to dry before taping them off? I'm always afraid the tape is going to ruin my base coat, so I wait hours before using the tape... but this makes my manis take all day! Any tips? Thanks!

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  33. Thanks you two!!

    Anon, for my thumb, I really just try to get every color in a different spot, it could just be a slight tilt of the colors :)

    Lia, since I do a coat of SV after every color, I only wait about 10 min. Make sure to stick the tape to your palm a few times to remove some of the stickiness :)

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  34. Love your work. I check this site everyday.....just about everyday. About how long do you let your nails dry before applying tape and a 2nd color? Thanks, Dominique

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  35. OMG! That's just beautiful! love it!

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  36. I'm so amazed by this haha your nails look amazing. I'm so jealous of your talent :) I will def have to try this!

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  37. That looks awesome! I am going to try it.

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  38. a coat of SV? whats that

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  39. I just did this with 4 colors. That took forever!!! Next time I'll stick to 3.

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  40. Where did you get the ring on your pointer finger?

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  41. I had no idea you remove the tape right after painting. Before I came across this tutorial, I used to remove the tape after it was dry. That is why I could never get a smooth line. I will try again while it is wet!

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  42. Lindo!!! Vou fazer!!

    Estou seguindo seu blog aqui do Brasil.

    Segue o meu também!!


    BJinhos, Karla e Pri
    loucuradosesmaltes.blogspot.com

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  43. I did this with white as the base, black and turquoise since I don't have those pink colors.

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  44. I have just recently discovered your blog. I just want you to know that I now have a new obsession with nail polish because your nails are the most perfect ever! i love your ideas! As an RN I realize how serious depression can be (I am currently on lexapro and wellbutrin). Please know that I believe no one here is mad at you. Feel better first and then I hope you will return! I never owned more than 2 polishes at at time before this blog. I now have 79 and a new rack hanging in my room! I have a konad and am getting better everyday thanks to you. I have done so many of your manis. Feel better soon!!!! hugs!!

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  45. Darn it! I did the ring finger wrong!!!

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  46. amazing!!! ps. loooove the ring on your pointer finger!

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  47. Have you ever had pour results due to cheap polish? My son (6 yrs old) gave me a bunch of cheap polish for Christmas but I'm afraid this isn't going to work well with Dollar Tree polish.

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  48. hello! i'm a new reader! your tutorials are AMAZING! keep doing what you do! also, what is SV? i'm kidding, i browsed through the comments, you poor thing, you had to repeat yourself 56 times :D XOOX

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  49. Bella Thorne sent me here!!

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  50. Love your version! I tried it for myself but I'm not too sure if I like it all that much! You can see a pic here: http://pinterest.com/pin/97953360615357100/

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  51. I was so inspired to do this the moment I saw it! This was my final product, (THANKS TO YOU!) :) http://cheeseisyellow.tumblr.com/post/22445065104 :)

    You are a nail genius! I love your blog!!! <3 Keep inspiring! :)

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  52. did you do this in one day? you must have waited hours between applying each tape to ensure it will completely dry? i would be scared it wouldnt be dried completely, causing the polish to stick to the tape when pulling it off. =( please help!

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  53. Going to try this...it looks really fun and not overly difficult!

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  54. Hello!

    This is such a pretty manicure :) I recreated it with my own little twist to it: http://christinaalexia.blogspot.com/2012/07/patchwork-mani.html

    :)

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  55. I love your designs.... beautiful!! I found your blog due to the SC/Revlon incident, so I have to say that is one good thing to come of it! I love your site and you do amazing work. I look forward to trying your designs ;-)

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  56. Love yur nails!! I have a different question. What causes the polish to bubble, do yu know? Please reply
    Thanks
    Mona

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    1. A fan, any type of air blowing directly at you, also it happens if there is too much polish being applied on the nail. There's also one more trick, instead of shaking your polish bottle, try rolling it in between the palms of your hands, (obviously if the polish hasn't been used in a while, you really need to shake it up, but once it's mixed up well, then do the rolling thing. (I find that it also keeps your hands on the polish bottle and away from any possible mishaps). I hope this helps. It also happens if the polish is being applied too thickly or not being allowed to dry a bit between coats. What I do is always have an orange stick at hand if it's just one or two, bubbles and then just put the tiniest of daub to fill the space, which one you apply the next coat it wouldn't be seen. I hope this works for you !! Evie

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  57. Thank for this, I'm trying it today. But I think I'm gonna have to finish tomorrow because I'm sleepy now. :-/

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  58. Thank you! I did this on my 2 year old today. Hehe.

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  59. i love this thank you so much im a beginner all of the other tutorials on the internet were to hard. i was wondering about the thumb because you didn't mention anything for it. also can you please do a tutorial for a cheetah print mani.

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  60. i was also wondering about the thumb and i really love nail art but im actually at a hotel and i only have one nail art pen and several nailpolishes and tape any other tutorials you could make using just that

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  61. Its look nice! very nive ;) look my site kocioł gazowy its about ekoworld ;)

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  62. I really like it
    You are a professional

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  63. U R AWSOME at it Chole
    U AWSOME lady

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  64. The trick of removing some of the stickiness for the tape is exceptional! I had just about given up on color blocking, until I stumbled across your blog!

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  65. Have you ever tried using shellac gel polishes? I tried to use tape to do one last night & it didn't turn out well. I know you probably wouldn't like shellac since it stays on for almost ever but I barely ever have time to my nails. I am hoping to learn how I can use tape with the shellac. It was my first try, I'll try again but was hoping for some suggestions. Cool blog btw! :)

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