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Thursday, April 7, 2011

When a swatch becomes a full fun mani

Suzanne, a VERY sweet reader of mine, sent me this in a swap package a while ago, and I'm not sure why I haven't tried it until now. OMG, this is so pretty!! This is Accessorize Pink Spice, I had just planned on doing a quick swatch, but once I was finished, I had to do my whole mani with it. I do love me some multi-chromes, lol. This is an orange, bronze, gold & pink. Then, since I had some time on my lunch break, and just happen to have China Glaze Liquid Leather in my purse, I grabbed some tape, and had some fun.

This is 2 coats pre-tape :)



I cut 4 very thin strips of tape for each nail. When they were all done, I added 2 coats of SV on top


53 comments:

  1. you covered up all the multi-chrome goodness...=(
    haha. wonderful mani!x))

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  2. I hace a similar colour to this, it's OPI the show must go on, i think ;) But this one is more subtle ;)

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  3. Awesome, it would be beautiful inverted too!

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  4. I love how you just do your nails on your lunch break... no big deal hahah

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  5. This is really pretty! Is the colour similar to MAC's Bad Fairy?

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  6. I absolutely LOVE this! Gorgeous Erika :)

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  7. In the photos it looks exactly like Bad Fairy.

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  8. Wow! It's totally great! Love it!

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  9. pink spice is amazingly beautiful! I love it even more with it peeking through the black :)

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  10. OMG its gorgeous!
    and the mani is too cute, love the design you made with the tape (:

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  11. That looks so pretty!! You always have the coolest nails! :)

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  12. Gorgeous colour, and I love the design! It looks like you used a striped brush to do that. Also I tagged you in a challenge post if you want to do it (don't feel pressured)

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  13. such a pretty color! nice swapping :) looks great with the bursts

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  14. Gorgeous, as always! :) I love this design idea!

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  15. Whaaa?? You did that on your lunch break??! Amazing. *Bows down.*

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  16. Very nice! I need to try to get the SV... I have Sally Hansen's Double Duty for a base / topcoat but it doesn't seem nearly as glossy as your SV!

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  17. This mani is beautiful. (as always!) The color looks similar to Zoya's "pru" Which is also very pretty, but a color i hardly ever reach for??

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  18. again just bee-you-tee-ful!!!!
    and ON YOUR LUNCH BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!! i don't even know what to say other than you rock it girl like nobody's business.
    love your blog
    Maria

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  19. Very nice ♥
    And carrying nail polishes in your purse? lol! ^^

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  20. It is pretty, but it is almost a shame to cover up that very pretty pretty pretty polish with your scotch tape magic!

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  21. Awesome!!
    I love the polish and the mani is great!!

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  22. Another lovely manicure Erika, but how do you cut the tape so thin. Which scissors do you use. I must get a pair, whatever they are. Thanks. xx

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  23. Haha I love how you had time at lunch to do this! Its a complete success! :P Plus the under polish is still light enough to make an impression! :P Deffo going to try the scotch tape soon. Painting things on my right hand is easy its the left hand when It goes wrong! :o

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  24. simply beautiful! :)

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  25. this is soooooo stunning! i just love your tape manicures.

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  26. It looks like fireworks!

    One of my friends started using Scotch tape for her manicures, and I gave her your blog for ideas and inspiration! Viva la Erika! : D

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  27. another amazing post love. the first color is to die. i'd wear it in a heartbeat. if you get a second swing by to see my latest celebrity trend. xoxo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  28. I love this color and this mani! I love your scotch tape mani's :)

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  29. Stunning as usual. Two weeks holiday coming up. At least I'll get to practice every day. Hopefully I'll be able to get 1/10th as good as you in that time

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  30. As usual your mani rocks!! That is such a beautiful shade. Where could I find that polish to purchase?? I swear I'm one of your biggest fans, lol. Your blog is the BEST ♥

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  31. Very pretty. But so much work to cover so much of the color. Eeek.

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  32. what a gorgeous color!
    your tape mani's are always the best

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  33. Your nails are always flawless! and SUCH an inspiration!

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  34. I have pink spice is really a beautyful colour . Love the manicure you did. Did you use the tap method ?

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  35. Perfect, as always. It really took my breath away, seeing this, it's so beautiful, trully an art. I just have to try it for myself to. :D

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  36. this is soo beautiful.. ^_^ so jealous hehe ^^

    i have been trying to do something similar to this on my nails but im a total fail... lol

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  37. Thanks you guys!! You all are really so sweet!! I'm not sure how this compares to Bad Fairy, but I will def try and compare this weekend.

    Antoszewskia, haha, yeah I do them on my lunch a lot :P

    Elizabeth, haha, yeah a striped brush would have saved time, but I'm so shaky, and can't stand it if my lines are not perfect, lol

    Maria, awww thank you so much!! Yeah I do tons of manis on my lunch, lol

    Amy Grace, lol, it's sad but I usually have about 5-6 polishes in my purse at a time :P

    pkbmum, I just use regular big scissors, but I just get as close to the edge of tape as I can.

    Cammy, YAY, thank you :)

    Brenda, Awww, thank you so much! I really have no idea. I got mine in a swap from the UK

    Beauty Shades, yeah I just cut thin strips of tape :)

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  38. Hey:) am loving this so much!!
    I try this myself and it's not turning out right,,,
    So can you plzz do a tutorial on this

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  39. Heidi, oh no, I'm sorry :( Next time I do one, I will def do a tutorial. Here is one that does the same thing, I just placed the tape in a different design :)
    http://chloesnails.blogspot.com/2011/01/ask-and-you-shall-receive.html

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  40. Gorgeous mani :) x

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