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Monday, December 13, 2010

Peppermint Mani......

So I'm sure you've seen TONS of holiday manis, along with the peppermint/candy cane designs. I wanted to try this design myself, and even though at first I didn't like it, it did finally grow on me. I think my dislike was due to the fact that the lines weren't 100% even. I tend to get a smidge anal when it comes to things like that, but as a friend on MUA said, it's better that they are, because it looks more candy like. If they were perfect it would resemble a barbershop pole, lol. Well, she was right!


For this I used China Glaze's White on White, and Milani's Red Sparkle, along with....Scotch tape of course :P




54 comments:

  1. I tried to recreate this with Ulta Snow White and China Glaze Riveter Red and my lines came out horrrrrible. :) Yours looks so perfect!

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  2. how sweet is that?? Like it!! :)

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  3. I love that mani! It's sooo cute!! :D

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  4. just saw this on MUA! it is stunning. i want to try it but dont have a white in my stash.

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  5. Thanks you guys!! I think if re-do this, I might make the stripes bigger, or have more of them!

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  6. super cute :) I also will be doing something similar soon ( mani refresh for my Revlon Powder Puff) I'm trying to think of the best way to do it, freehand, konad stamp or tape.

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  7. It's a good thing I can't grab your nails because I would be biting on them. Lol!!

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  8. OMG! This is too cute... might try this out before my office Xmas party Friday.

    Happy Holidays
    Brittany

    missbrittanyboo.blogspot.com

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  9. I like this!! Now I wish I had a red glitter polish too... maybe I can try this with Massini Slammin' Red, could be nice too

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  10. Wow.. this is so cool... i must go buy some tape.. lol..

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  11. You know what you could do to make it a little more candy-like would be to take a striping brush and put skinny red stripes between each of the big ones.

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  12. dang, that red polish makes the PERFECT red for candy canes!!~

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  13. Thanks!!!

    Danielle, yeah I would much rather have used the Konad design, but I knew I wanted a glittery red, and I don't have one that would work :(

    Rhonda - *hands you a real candy cane* lol

    Goose, that would def have been a good idea, but I'm kind of crazy when it comes to lines, and the fact they have to be prefect or close to it. I know I would spasm with a skinny striper thing, lolol

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  14. OMG love this nailart!!
    love your blog all looks so awesome <3

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  15. This is gorgeous... I wonder if it would work with a red glitter base (like ChG Ruby Pumps) and then adding the white konad stripes to it. Since the glitter polish doesn't stamp well... maybe doing it the opposite way might work. I think I will have to give this a try soon! Yours is really gorgeous! I know this has probably been asked before but, what TC do you use? Your nails are always so shiny! Perfect nails, really!

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  16. Thanks you two!!!

    Joelle, Aww, thanks so much, I'm glad you like my blog!!

    Supergirl, That might work, and would def be worth a try! I use Seche Vite for my top coat and love it. Thank you sooo much!!!

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  17. Love your blog! Discovered you on Pinterest and I'm pretty sure I've pinned a few of your nail designs already. After almost 50 years of compulsive nail biting, my nails have decided to start growing and I want to make them really special. I love all the new colors, especially Midnight Blue and deep purples. Glittery stuff is beautiful, too. I've done nail art before with a size 000 artist's brush and could probably do it again.... thanks for sharing your ideas... Red glitter stripes are beautiful~!

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  18. Just found your blog, I love nail art but have never attempted to do anything like this myself! I'm going to try it right now and see how it goes :)

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  19. how to you apply the tape before you paint? I can't figure that out. :p

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  20. Gorgeous nails! I too am wondering how you use tape on your nails. Whenever I try this, the tape takes off the nailpolish underneath when I take the tape off.

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  21. For anyone wondering about the tape, I have heard that using masking tape or painters tape(the kind used when painting walls) works the best because they are designed to not stick to paint.

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  22. I have to ask too: how do you put the tape? I would love some pictures! I'm desperate to do this before I go home for Christmas.

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  23. Wish this had worked for me. I even let the base coat dry over night but it was a hot mess when I tried

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  24. Chloe, this is just the cutest mani I've seen for Christmas! I have a question though. I am right-handed so my left hand side looks great. Is there a secret to applying the polish to my right hand or do I have to be ambidextrous? ;-)

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  25. just plain awesome lyk ur oder manis carry on wid dis sick up stuff

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  26. How long do you let the white dry before doing the scotch tape and doing the red?

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  27. These are perfect for Christmas. I am going to try it out soon but with different colors!

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  28. How did you get such wide tape stripes ? My stripping tape is really thin

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  29. I love how do i use the scotch tape?

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  30. What base coat do u use? Nail polish on my natual nails seems to chip by the next day :/

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  31. Beautiful. it's creative. Thanks for Sharing

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  32. where do u buy the nail polish and how did u do it

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  33. I was just wondering, when you put the final clear coat on, how did you keep the colors from smudging together?

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  34. Thank you for the great pics and tips! I went to Sally's & bought my very own SV and i love it! Thank you! Keep posting !!!

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  35. I love this! So amazing, wish you were local, would've come to you to get my nails done

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  37. A similar effect can be gotten without the glitter polish by using a deep red then sprinkling with regular glitter while wet, but the white has to be completely dry. I also sometimes find the straight French manicure type strips can be easier to handle than tape, but that may just be me.

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