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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Checkers anyone??

As you all know, I love using Scotch tape for my manis. Well I wanted something new, and that's when this came to mind. I used Orly Luxe and Sinfuls Black on Black. I absolutely LOVE this, and can't wait to try it with other colors. Below I also posted step by step pics, for anyone who wants to try this.



Remember to only do 1 nail at a time. I taped off the nail like so...


Then added my gold


Once you pull the tape off, you go on to do the rest of your nails, and add a coat of SV



Then I wait about 10 minutes, and then taped my nail off like so...


Added the gold...


Then pulled the tape off, as soon as I was done with the gold. Go on and finish the rest, adding a coat of SV again, when you're done


This was my final result!!


124 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS combo!! Love it - your blog is amazing :)

    Kaushal xx

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  2. I usually use paper tape for french manicures (I was tired of buying guides LOL), this is such an artistic way to use it! me like *.* !!

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  3. wow you're really talented! this is a great idea^^ will try to do the same in the future^^
    drey jewelry.

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  4. These are so adorable.
    How is Sinful's black?

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  5. That's seriously cool! Black and gold look so pretty together and I can't wait to see what other colour combos you'll come up with. :D

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  6. I love it!
    Can't wait to try this mani!

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  7. wow againg, I like it alot :) I will try it, only with diferent colors :)

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  8. It's really beautiful! I think I will try this tomorrow :D

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  9. You are a scotch tape QUEEN! THe beautiful crisp lines make your nail design PERFECT. Absolutely PERFECT!

    ~LinZ

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  10. Wow,great mani...I'm afraid I'm to impatient for this kind of work :-(

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  11. perfection!!! i'll definitely have to try this.

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  12. Wow, I can´t believe how fast your blog is growing. Almost 300 followers, amazing! Congratulations on that! You deserve it!

    Like this combo very much. I should really buy some scotch tape and try some of your great manis

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  13. I so love this and must try it sometime. Thanks for the tute!

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  14. Thanks ladies!!! You all should def try it!!! So many possibilities!

    Rachel Marie, I LOVE Sinfuls Black on Black. It's the only black I use for manis, tips & Konading. It's opaque in 1 coat!!!

    Thanks Miranda!! I know, I'm actually shocked so many people enjoy my blog and manis!! I'm so glad they do though!!

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  15. How awesome is that!! And how awesome are your nails, love! Yay for finding great nail blogs =D

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  16. Chloe saw you won congrats again!!,
    Wow your nails look so awesome and I love your blog you always have great design I want mine to be just as good, :)

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  17. Thanks you two!!

    Joelle, Thank you so much! I know, I couldn't even believe it!!!! I have wanted to try the magnetic polishes for sooo long. *jumps up and down, squeeling*

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  18. THESE ARE AMAZING!! P.S. I am a new follower, love your blog ^^

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  19. Kelly, YAY, welcome & thanks for following!!!!

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  20. what kind of tape do you use?
    doesn't it ruin the nail polish?

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  21. Valerie, I use Scotch Tape brand, satin finish mainly. Here is a tut. I did, that should help. I do the same process for all my manis.
    http://chloesnails.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-my-french-funky-french-and-other.html

    They key is sticking the tape to your palm a few times first, so it removes some of the stickiness, and doesn't remove your base polish :P

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  22. Thanks, the checkers is one of my fave to do!!

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  23. Can you tell me what kind of Scotch tape you use to make patterns on your nails?

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  24. asie, I use Scotch Tapes, Gift Wrap, Satin finish.

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  25. HAAA i was wonderin how you were doin that!
    So great! Thanks for the tuto ><

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  26. Gonna try this very soon! I'll let you know how it works out, and if it's good enough to post :D

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  27. Please do! Your last one was great, so i know this one will be too!

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  28. this is so kool...i love the checkers!

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  29. That's so beautiful... i think I'm going to try right... It's so pretty that I'm afraid to mess it up... :p

    FROM: leny...

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  30. *purrrrrs* very lovely, what's SV?

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  31. I've tried to polish my nails like this, but when I put tape on my nails and I remove it but then the nailpolish was screwed.. do you have a special way so the polish is quick dry or something?

    nice blog :)
    xoxo

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  32. Irene, No the only thing I use is SV in between each layer :) Are you also making sure to stick the tape to your palm a few times first, to remove some of the stickiness?

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  33. AH, Chloe your blog is BRILLIANT!! :D

    I love nail polish so much and I go for all the crazy deco japanese nail art stuff, but WOW you make simple nails look just stunning! :)

    Btw What is SV?

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  34. Vee, thank you!!! SV is Seche Vite, a fast drying top coat

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  35. lovely.. i tried it with silver.. it looks great..

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  36. This looks sooo easy!! I can't wait to try this!!!

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  37. It really isn't tht hard at all, YAY, I hope you love it

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  38. Olá, sou brasileira seu blog é demais, pena que eu não posso ler ele, parabéns
    (put it on a website translator ;D )

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  39. Camilla, ummm...I hope that isn't bad, lol. I translated it through google, and it said my blog is too bad, and you cannot read it :(

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  40. LOVE!! Doing this right now with a gray base and hot pink squares!

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  41. Very awesome, thanks so much for showing this in clear and easy to follow steps!

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  42. holy that is soooo neat! love the sharpness!

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  43. Wow this is so pretty! Love the gold and black combination. Mind if I mention this on my blog?


    xoxo,
    Roxanne
    http://www.lacedivory

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  44. What does sv stand for?

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  45. woah i can not wait to do this! love the crisp lines and i did try it with gray base and purple checkers- amazing!!!:)

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  46. What is SV? I see you post that alot but no explanation. Love your work

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    1. Thanks, it's Seche Vite, an amazing top coat :)

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  47. How does the nail polish not come off underneath when you pull the tape off? Do you ever use a base coat?

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    1. I use a coat of SV in between each step, and it dries super fast, and also sticking the tape to my palms a few times beforehand helps remove most of the stickiness :)

      Once in a while I will use Gelous for my base coat

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  48. your nails are amazing! so perfect. i also love doing crazy nail polish ideas and this is such a neat site!! thank you so much

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  49. I LOVE THIS! I've bookmarked it so I can try it later =) You're inspired me to create my own blog! I just started it today! http://kty428.blogspot.com

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  50. Do you wait for the square to dry before you peel the tape off ?

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  51. I think it was cool with just one corner!!!!

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  52. i love this! but when i tried it, the tape is leaving gum print on my nails : (

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  53. Wow, I really like this! It's so sharp and straight. I've literally just started blogging today, Have a look? http://tinkernails.blogspot.co.uk/

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  54. Do have to apply top coat in between the checkered layers?

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  55. so pretty! but i dont recommend for short short nails like mine.. lol

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  56. This is so pretty, I'm going to give it a try... Love this combination of colors, too!

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  57. I love it! you are amazing. I have learned soo much from you and your helpful blog! I am just starting to get into nail art and your blog is the best I have ever seen. Thank you!

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  58. just did it w/ black on red...looks like it would cute but tape is sticking, i don't have sv. will try sticking it to my hand a few times prior to applying to nail.

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  59. Hi,
    I've tried this nail art to myself and i love it... here's the link to the picture.
    http://michellephan.com/user/photo/4066644/checkered-nails

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  60. This is beautiful!I'll have to try this one!

    Do you have a list of other social media sites you're on? I see your twitter button over there on the left...

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  61. sexy nails it an awesome idea i will make sure to try it :D

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  66. OMG I love these!!!! I am going to do these but I'm gonna do two different colors on each nail!!!! And again I love these they are so cool

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