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Friday, April 22, 2011

Striped Mani

Morning!!! As this gets posted, my butt is on it's way to a breakfast smorgasborg restaurant, Shady Maple, with my husband, his parents and sister, and some of our neighbors, and OMG, I cannot wait! Their food is so amazing, they have such a great shop under the place, and I get  to stuff my face for 1 low price! Nope, nothing beats that! After breakfy, we are all heading to this LARGE outdoor flea market! It's like my dream day, lol. Okay, now onto my mani.... I decided to whip out my tape, and have some fun, since my outfit for the day was kind of blah, and thought a fun mani would spruce it up.
I started with Wet n' Wild Black

Then taped off my nails like this, one at a time

I then applied China Glaze Recycle, only doing one nail at a time


Again, when I finished them all, and added a coat of SV, I taped them off  2nd time

and used China Glaze DV8 for the tips :)



48 comments:

  1. That's so cool! Absolutely love the colours together!

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  2. Amazing. Adhesive tape in motion!
    Greates from Katowice(Poland)!
    Magda

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  3. The DV8 makes it super-special.

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  4. Super cool! I love DV8 at the ends :)

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  5. I need to copy this asap. It's gorgeous.

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  6. i LOVE this mani! and i love the olive green color! but when I try to google the color, China Glaze Recycle.. it comes up a total different color. Can you please verify the name of the polish?

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  7. I LOVE Shady Maple! I used to live in Pottstown, PA and we'd go to Shady Maple once a month. I couldn't wait! The shop is so much fun too! I'm jealous!

    Great mani too, by the way :)

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  8. Nice! I would have never thought to use these colors together.

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  9. Hey you,
    I linked you in my recent post! :)

    http://polishchest.blogspot.com/2011/04/do-you-know-chloe.html

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  10. That is so cool! i'm jealous of DV8, i own the entire omg/2bkewl collection, all but dv8 and lol!
    Its so pretty!!

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  11. Holy cow that looks amazing - I never thought you could literally use scotch tape so easily!

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  12. Awesome tape mani, I love the diagonal design. (:

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  13. Beautiful, the colours go so well together & the design is brilliant.

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  14. I like this color combo alot! nice way to spice up dark colors

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  15. I love your scotch tape manis. I need to try this.

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  16. Love the combination of colors!

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  17. Looks awesome :) how do you get it sooo smooth!

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  18. I know you must get this a lot, but you have such amazing nails! x

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  19. Oh thanks Erika not only am I jealous over the fantastic manicure you throw out there the fabulous breakfast buffet--it's just not fair! I am trying scotch tape mani for the first time next week after I take my Easter water marble off. I hope it doesn't scar me for life the way the water marble did! Happy Easter!

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  20. Our love was gonna try to do more is beautiful also! congratulations

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  21. I'm in love with that mani. I am originally from Reading PA(now living in Ohio) and when I come home for a visit, my family always go to Shady Maple. I could eat their everyday! Happy Weekend :)

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  22. I love the color combination! I could have never thought of that. : D

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  23. I read your blog since yesterday and I am impressed by the collection of nail polish which you possess! I like your blog! Goodbye.

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  24. My favorite part of this post may be that you were reading Hyperbole and a Half while doing your nails.

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  25. Very pretty!! usually how much of seche vite do you use till it's thick and gluey?

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  26. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I am brand new to polish, and unfortunately too late for the cool collection the teal is from. So happy I found your blog!

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  27. Thanks you guys!!

    Anon, nope this is def Recycle. It is a gray, and not olive green color :)

    Crysal, IKR, it's such a great place to go, but HOLY COW it was busy on Friday, lol, I guess since everyone had off, we all had the same idea :)

    Dany, thank you! I will be sure to check it out :)

    lnievin, haha, well def make sure to let me know how the tape mani goes!

    Scrawl, thank you so much!

    JJ, lol, I love her blog!!

    miChelle, SV does get goopy fast, so I always just add some polish thinner to fix that :)

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  28. Haha I love it that you have Hyperbole and Half in the background of one of your pixs! XD
    Fabulous nails!

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  29. Thanks you guys!!

    Cupcake, LOL, I just love hr blog, it makes my day to see a new post :)

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  30. ha i looove that hyperbole and a half is in the background! so funny! love your nails xo

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  31. really nice! i have a lil trouble with the tape...i am always scared it will either rip up the other nail polish or the other color will bleed because i can't cover every corner of my nail with the tape...how long should u wait for the previous nail polish to dry??

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  32. Gosh this is absolutely gorgeous! I really love the colors you used!

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