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Friday, November 5, 2010

The Shredded Mani.....

So after my previous post about how many designs I could do using only 2 colors, and scotch tape, a fellow NB'er, suggested a zig zag design. Well, let's be honest, I'm pretty lazy, lol. So I came up with this design, It's my interpretation of zig zags, lol. My hubby called it the Shredded Mani, lol.

Here is how I cut my tape. Before I cut it, I taped it to my palm a few times. I had already had my base color polished on, but didn't get a pic. It was China Glaze Light as Air.


Then I taped it to my nail, and I polished over it, with Sally Hansen Plum Luck.


After I removed the tape, this is what I had, and I LOVED it!


I just repeated the steps for the rest of the nails, and here they all are together! After each nail though, I did cut a new piece of tape. There was a little bleeding, but it was my first attempt at this design, but NEVER AGAIN! lol


42 comments:

  1. Amazing! This looks great, but I imagine it was a PITA.

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  2. Your blog is awesome!!!
    I am inspired to do so many things now! Thanks for all your ideas!!!
    This shatter mani rocks!!!

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  3. LOOOOVE this. And all of your other fab mani's! <3

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  4. I agree with Fey! I'm so glad G, shared your site with us!

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  5. Hey, I just found your blog. Your manicures are amazing! I'm definitely going to give some of them a try. What a trick for the "shredded" mani. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Thanks everyone!! I'm very thankful to G for getting my blog out there, and I am soooooo glad you guys are all enjoying it!! This mani actually wasn't to bad. I just can't wait to give it another go, and play around with finishes and colors :P

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  7. OMG, honey, you are SO welcome! I absolutely adore your talent and skill (and photos!) and I'm so happy to have brought your blog a little extra exposure. :)

    BTW, I just added you to my blog roll. ;)

    PS: This new mani is pure genius! I'm soooo going to try it!

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  8. Aww, well thanks again for everything!!!
    You should really try this mani! It's not as time consuming as some may think. The worstpart is preparing the tape pieces.

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  9. This looks is so incredibly awesome! I'm doing now as I type this! Lol! Thank you so much for this tip! It's brilliant!!!!

    ~LinZ

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  10. Thanks Lindsay!! Oh YAY, what colors are you using?

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  11. That's such a cool trick!! thank you.i'm going to try it.

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  12. never thought a scotch tape could do something like this.. u've got such amazing ideas.. & this is the best nail blog ever...you rock!!!

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  13. i havea question, how long after you put on the base colour do u wait before applying sv ? then, how long after applying sv do you apply the tape ??

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  14. I apply the SV as soon as I finish my base color, then I wait about 7-10 min max, to apply the tape

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  15. It is very practical I think that I would reproduce this idea has the house;)

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  16. so cool. i think i'm going to have to try this with the teal and black i have

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  17. I've tried to use tape for nail art but everytime I do it pulls off the base coat and wrecks the second layer. I'm using scotch tape, so what am I doing wrong?! :/

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  18. ooh how i loooove that design !! :D

    iM SOO YOUR FOLLOWER NOW :d

    DANISH SITE - www.BenosNails.blogspot.com
    ENGLISH SITE - www.BenosNailsUK.blogspot.com

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  19. i just did this design for the first time because you inspired me! i used Essie's lady like and mint candy apple and it looks awesome! i posted a picture on facebook and shared a link to your blog because people were asking where i found this idea!

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  20. Does that "never again" mean you plan to get experienced and not let the tape bleed again or you're never doing this design again?

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  21. love it!!!!!!!!

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  22. i am doing the pink and black style shredded mani tonight but im using china glazes white on white as the base and blue sparrow and the tip for my christmas mani :D thanks for sharing i love your stuff

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  23. Your designs are so cool!
    L.O.V.E them!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  24. i lovvee this!! i just did it using Zoya's Ali as a basecoat and China Glaze's mistletoe me as the top coat!

    http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/395861_694733172704_71300163_33519771_905543650_n.jpg

    --Kyleranne

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  25. So tough to do!

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  26. I have this same colour, Plum Luck and I love it! It's one of my favourites. I did a diagonal mani with this an silver sparkles with tiny white dots on the line. I called it "Visions of Sugarplums" because I'm a dork lol :-P love these tutorials! Thanks for posting them.

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  27. I’m impressed with the surpassing and instructive blogs that you just provide in such very short timing.
    nail care

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  28. your ideas and tutorials are really creative and cant wait to try so many of them. I do have one question though, I actually go to the dollar store and buy the glue on nails and have rigged a gadget to stick them temperarily onto so I can paint them before gluing them on--if you dont have nice real nails,any tips on glue ons? I just find it easier when I want to change my nails to remove and toss--but my toenails are a different story and as my hubby tells me, for almost 50 I have very pretty feet-still soft and uncallused(thats my hobby-perfect feet)

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  29. All are really awesome nails fashion shredded mani.
    it is best of all nails fashions blog.
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