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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shredded Funky French....China Glaze Limbo Bimbo (hee hee)

I know, I know, I'm still 6, but the name is the main reason I bought China Glaze's Limbo Bimbo.
Here is the mani I did. I will also show you how I did it. Step by Step, btw, I use to love that show!



Okay, I started with 2 pretty thick coats of Limbo Bimbo & then a coat of Seche Vite.
Then I took, my shredded mani idea, that I posted about recently, and decided it's been a while since I've done a black tiped mani, and thought I should combine them both! Now, this wouldn't be my fave color combo, but I did this while at work, so I didn't have too many options.



Again using Scotch Tape, this is how I got my tape all into position, after I cut the design


Then I placed one on my nail, making sure to leave the tips uncovered, and painted the tips black.


When I removed it, this is what I got. Just repeat for your other fingers. Making sure to only do 1 nail at a time. Don't try to get them all taped off, then painted, before you remove the tape, or the polish wil dry to the tape and get pulled up upon removal.


This is your final result. It's actually quit fun, and could be teeth, if I used white as the tips, lol.






54 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! Another one for my ideas folder!!!

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  2. Thanks Fey! I'm glad you like it :)

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  3. oh SNAP! I am in love with this. Like, for reals. And the Limbo Bimbo is making me giggle like nobody's business. I love it.

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  4. Thanks MC!!! OMG the name totally made me giggle too!!

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  5. Thanks Shopping Addict! Love your name by the way :)

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  6. Thank you *Smiles*, I just had to go with the truth lol

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  7. I tried today, i looooove it.
    Thanks again for the tuto Erika :)

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  8. Oh YAY Keii!!!! You're very welcome

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  9. great tutorial! this is some nail art i can get into :)

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  10. This is so cute! Instead of pink and black, I did blue for the base and green for the tips and made it look like grass against the blue sky. I also added a few clouds and a sun. Great ideas, love them all!

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  11. Wow, your blog is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the nail tips, you have made my nails so much more fun!

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  12. What brand is the black color?

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  13. We found your site via Pinterest. My tweens and I are having a hard time getting the tape to cut. It keeps ripping. Any suggestions? We have also tried the scrapbook scissors with no luck.

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  14. I absolutely love it! Thanks for inspiration

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  15. this would be cool as a Frankenstein for Halloween. just paint the base coat a green then some eyes or even leaving it plane thanks or ice cycles with blue and white. I am loving this.

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  16. i love this.. but how do you get your nails to dry fast enough to put on the top coat? everytime i try it the spikes smudge :( ...

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    1. I'm guessing you have to wait an obnoxious amount of time, or you can try putting it under a fan? or light? do you put it sticky side up or down?

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  17. This is awesome!! I tried it last night, not as good as yours turned out BTW. Do you let the black completely dry before taking the tape off? I took it off I think a little too early and the pink (I used Limbo Bimbo for the "teeth" and yellow for the base) kind of ran off to the side...

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  18. How long was the pink (base coat) dried for? x

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  19. I like ur tape tactic. Try designing nails taped to a toothpick and then apply them !!!!

    If anyone likes my video,I would love for you to share it & check out my channel !!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9TvZxX7NCA

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  20. this was such an awesome idea, using the tape as a stencil guide! i've never thought about doing that and i will definitely give it a try!

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  21. I was having the same problem with the tape ripping, I used painters tape (the blue stuff) and it worked great! : ) Hope that helps

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  22. So gorgeous! I'll have to try this... Neat idea.

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  23. I love that black polish- what brand is it?

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  24. While I don't paint my fingernails often, I do give myself pedicures...and I LOVE your tape stencil ideas!! I plan on using this idea the next time I do my toes! Thanks for inspiration and for sharing all of your brilliant ideas on here!!

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  25. O.M.G. I just got crackle.I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  26. This is awesome! Now, how do you manage to polish your nails, WITH designs, one nail at a time, all while you're at work?? Seriously, I don't get it lol.

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  27. Hi i love this Design but i dont have a black so do you know any other nice colours combinations??
    Thanks

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  28. Thank you so much for all the lovely tricks.

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  29. would be cute with a shimmery pea green on bottom for halloween... looks a bit like frankenstein! also, I am a kck girl myself. can't beat kansas girls :)

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  30. I love this ;) I had to "pin" it thanks so much for all the great ideas!!

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  31. Amazing mani :O I wish I had the patience to do this to my own nails...

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  32. How do cut the tape without messing up...What do i need to do...

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    1. I say get a good pair of scissors. It's the best thing you can have :)

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  33. I tried using scotch tape but I kept tearing it up so I ended up using safe release painter's tape and it worked great.

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  34. I did this today following your tutorial, and I used the same colors you did. I love it! So fun! Perfect combination of girlie and edgy. Thanks!

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  35. OMG, I am so trying this today love it!!!!

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  36. Holy Cow!! I tried this it was hard!!But worth it!!

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  37. okay this is awesome - I did black polish and gold tips...not perfect lines, but pretty cool...thanks

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  38. I tried this white with black tips. Unusual but really cool

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  39. The first final result picture made me think gnome city, haha! The lighting makes the pink look almost gradient and like little lights in the houses.
    Love it!

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  40. Thanks for the tutorial. I painted my nails like that today!! :)

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  41. Such a cool mani :) I tried to recreate this look back in April, here's the link to my take on it: http://christinaalexia.blogspot.com/2012/04/triangular-tape-mani.html

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  42. Fruity and Proud of It!July 31, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    This is so awesome! I never thought of using tape, but I made watermelon nails by doing a watermelon pink color with green tips, and then I made small black dots with a sharpie (no black nail polish, lol). I did it because I was in a play and my character owned a fruit and veggie stand. I wouldn't have been able to make a perfect French without you. Thanks so much! And try out the watermelon nails. They're amazing.

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  43. Hi Luv, I just found your blog and love it!!

    i recently repinned your nail photo on pinterest and Highlighted you on my blog. I will be following!! Keep up the good work!!!

    I will make sure I check out your sponsors or adds (if any) to show some luvin!

    Hope your having a beautiful day!!!
    Muahhh: http://swbeautifullife.blogspot.com/2012/08/notw-instagram-pinterest-goodness.html

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  44. Can I ask before you add the scotch tape do you have to wait until the first / under colour polish is completely dry? You then put the scotch tape on and paint on the next colour, do you then let this colour dry and then remove the scotch tape or do you remove the scotch tape the minute you've painted our nails? I.e whilst the colour is wet?

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  45. SOOOOO very neat! Saw your post on BlogHer and followed you over here. You have some really amazing nail art :)

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  46. Just tried this on my toes! hehe it came out out okay for my first time. But as they say practice makes perfect! Thanks for this. I love all your designs.

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  47. I LOVE this design!!
    Just bought same colour nail polish and can't wait to try it out!

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  48. I never comment on line about about things, BUT I LOVE YOUR SITE!!!!!!!!! WOW your nails are amazing!!!! Will be telling all my friends about this. Love the colors and am a glitter freak so I feel right at home. Cant wait to look through more. You go. Where do you get your polish? I will have to look through more of your site to see if its listed any where. Have a great day!!!

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  49. I love your design! if you want to change your hair, come to www.abhair.com

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