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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pink Wednesday Tape Mani :)

I hope everyone had a great day yesterday! In honor of Pink Wednesday I pulled out an oldie but goodie,  Ulta Always a Bridesmaid. This polish is so pretty. It's pink with flashes of a lime green/gold, and the formula is awesome.

I started with a base of Sinful Black on Black

I know you can't see it here, but trust me there are also flashes of a bright green in there!

Then using 2 pieces of tape per nail, I taped off the black and added Always a Bridesmaid. Sorry for all the pics, but I couldn't just choose a few, lol. 








49 comments:

  1. It looks great! The Ulta polish reminds me of Catrice Big Spender Wanted which is one of my favorite pinks!

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  2. Beautiful! And I can see the green in at least one of the pictures. :D

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  3. Gorgeous <3 Makes me wish my nails weren't in such bad shape at the moment, I want to paint them!

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  4. Sooo sophisticated..simple and gorgeous....definitely will try it:)))

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  5. Genial la manicura. Sencilla y extremadamente elegante. Me gusta mucho.

    Besos

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  6. Omg this combination with the tape and color just is perfect Erica!! Love it! P.s I also sent u an email a while back not sure if u received it or not! Just wanted to let u know incase it got lost in the 24398173x emails u get lol! :)

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    1. Hey girlie, I am so sorry, I am about half way through my emails, eeekk. I plan to get caught up within the week. I had over 500 O_o

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  7. I'm not usually a big fan of pink, but I couldn't definitely see getting that one! Very pretty!

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  8. This color reminds me ChG Chiaroscuro.

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  9. Pretty ... Im going to give it a try!!

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  10. Love it! :) I always mess up my taping how do you get them so perfect?!

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    1. Thanks. It really is just practice. It does take me a few tries to get the tape lined up exactly where I want it :)

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  11. That is SUCH a pretty combo! For some reason, I'm nervous to do a tape mani, but you make it look so pretty, I really need to give it a try!

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    1. Thanks!! Yes you do! Don't be nervous, it is so much fun!

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  12. I love pink and black together! It's such a great combination and always reminds me of the 50's!

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  13. Gorgeous Erica! I discovered your blog yesterday thorugh pininterest and I cannot stop scrolling through your pictures!!!

    So now I need your help! I already ordered on amazon a huge set of bundlemonster and the stamp...cannot wait to try those!!! In the mean time I tried the water marble yeasterday night but....for some reasons the drops of polish don't expand in the water. Why is that?

    Also, I tried the tape technique...and the tape was pulling out my base. how long do you weight between when you put the base colour and when you put the tape on? When pulling out the tape the pattern was getting all ruined. How to get it right?

    Keep the tutorials coming...they are amazing!!!
    Sara

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    1. Water marbling can be tricky. My tutorial above has all the tips and tricks that I know. You really just have to experiment with different polishes :)

      As for taping, are you using SV first? This helps my mani dry faster. I then wait about 10 minutes, and after de-sticking my tape, start my design ;)

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  14. How do you get your nails into such a perfect shape? Try as I might, mine always want to be rounded at the ends instead of flat...

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    1. Haha, I just file, oil up and take Biotin. My nails have just always been this shape for as far back as I can remember :)

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  15. not a fan of pink but I really like this look! I wish I had nails like yours lol, mine are naturally round and feel really strange when I try to square them out.

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  16. You're my inspiration!!!!! I love your perfect tape manicures!!!!

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  17. I love the color combo and because of your blog I started my own blog and also started doing the tape method and I never knew it would be so easy! Every morning I look forward to your new posts! Maybe you could check out my blog and give me some feedback?

    Michele
    www.simple-and-beautiful.blogspot.com

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  18. Very good combination of the colours. Very nice mani :D

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  19. This looks beautiful! If the pink does have the lime green flash to it, does anyone else think it looks like Zoya's Happi?

    Erika, your nails are perfect. What a gorgeous shape! So jealous :)

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  20. That looks great! One badass looking mani ^^

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  21. I'm so glad your back to blogging! Your blog is constantly inspiring me with new creative ideas! I don't know if you watch American Idol, but Steven Tyler has this tape mani but the inside is in black like a claw!!! You must be trending!

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    1. I don't watch it, but that's so cool!!

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  22. Can you do a pink and brown mani? I love those colors together. I also think brown and blue or green and blue would look awesome! I love your blog! Keep it up! And thank you for taking your time to share. ;)

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    1. I def will, maybe I'll do one tonight :)

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  23. Love this!!! Silly question - how would I know where to buy some of these nail polishes you use?

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    1. Thanks, over to the right side of my blog, I have a section called Where I shop that list my online stores, and I also shop at Ulta and drug stores :)

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  24. This is beyond stunning! LOVE.

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  25. Wow, gorgeous. It's kind of an optical illusion, with your square nails and then the stiletto shape of the pink polish

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  26. I looked at your posts again and I saw this one and fell in love, again, and i say again because I like looking at peoples old posts, cause i found this blog after this post. BUT GAWWHHHHHHJEEEEEOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSS

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  27. How do you destick your tape?
    Thx

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