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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

OPI DS Extravagance Funky French & a Gradual Mani

If you don't know by now, I LOVE my funky french manis, and black tips, lol. For this one, I wanted to use one of my all time fave polishes, OPI DS Extravagance. I first did a base color of Sinful's Black on Black, then 1 coat of the OPI. I added a coat of SV and gave it about 6-8 minutes to dry. Then I taped off my tips, and painted them black. The 'Gradual Mani' follows this one.






Well.....Im not to sure what to say about this, lol. I had this vision in my head of a Gradual Mani, and I'm quit fond of it. I just used the same colors as before. Can you see my vision, or am I all alone, lol

34 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous!! I've never tried a gradual mani but will now!!And that deep purple OPI is stunning too!!

    Your blog is great - keep up the good work!

    Kaushal xx

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  2. WOW!!
    This manicure is amazing!!
    Love the gradual effect.

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  3. That is so cool! I had a similar idea but with diagonal lines. I think I'm gonna try it pretty soon. I love the combination of these two colors it looks so sexy and sophisticated.

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  4. This combination looks great! And I love DS Extravagance, it's one of my all time favourites too.

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  5. cool idea!
    maybe I should try! :)
    just postet OS Extravagance a few days ago!

    perhaps you wanna see? :) http://polishchest.blogspot.com/2010/12/opi-ds-extravagance.html

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  6. I love DS Extravagance!
    I'm really pumped to try one of your tape manis soon!

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  7. wow that is just gorgeous!! That is so creative too - the gradual mani.. .love it!! Keep up the great ideas!! I love it :)

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  8. Extravagance is so pretty and it looks great with black! And I really like your idea about the gradual mani :D

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  9. Great idea...this gradual mani looks amazing, I love it,have to try this myself :-)

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  10. Love it! I do wish I could see a bit more of the pink on your index finger though...

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  11. Like this mani so much! Because I loooove both pink glitter and black tips! I just did my first black tips over Illamasqua Muse, haha!

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  12. What is SV? :-) Still learning. Brynne

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  13. The black tips look amazing with the OPI! I love your funky french manis, they make me want to try them out too :P

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  14. Thanks ladies! I am loving the Gradual Mani more and more, so I can't wait to try out more colors with it :P

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  15. I just love the way your nails shine! Is it thanks to Seche Vite? And does it stay that shiny for long?

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  16. Thanks Petra!! Yeah, it's just SV, I love that stuff. I can't honestly say how long the shine last for, only because I never have a mani on for more than a few hours max, lol.

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  17. Just found and joined your blog. Loving this manicure, A "must try" on my ever growing list. Your other manicures are just lovely also. Looking forward to checking in again. TY x

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  18. i have just been GAWKING at your nails all morning after i found your blog through rachel's nails. your nails are so pretty and i absolutely love love love all of those funky frenches you do! :D

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  19. Thanks you guys!!!!

    Sarah, thanks again for the heads up on the misspelling :)

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  20. gorgeous gorgeous! I love the black tips! Just awesome!!

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  21. glad i found this!! i would love to do color on color manis but most salons wont do them. glad i can now see how to do it myself. Thanks again!!!

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  22. Stupid question, but what did your thumb nail look like? Was it just pink with no black? L*O*V*E your nails by the way!!

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    1. not a stupid question -- I was wondering the same thing

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  23. What is that color purple,and brand name? Also what do I use on real nails to keep the polish from not chipping for a week or more? Is there a glaze on top of the nail?

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  24. What do you use to tape off the nail?

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    1. On YouTube most people just use tape, or some use the mani-tip tape, found in most stores with a nail section. Hope this helps!

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  25. These colors look great together. You do such a great job!

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  26. What do you use for a top coat? I can never get mine to look like this

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  27. This is SO awesome!! LOVE how shiny your top coat is!! wowsa!!!

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  28. What is SV ? And when you put the tape on, and peel it off does it leave the color underneath perfect?

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  29. Love this look it is beautiful

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  30. Love the gradual mani!!

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  31. Is the thumb completely black then?!

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