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Monday, August 8, 2011

purple 3 stripe mani



( mini rant ) I feel like computers should be like the remote control for the television... you just click the buttons and everything does what you want. However, its way more complicated then that......

Here is a lovely 3 stripe mani, my base is the same greyed-out pale lavender artificial nails I had been wearing all last week, I applied a piece of painters tape diagonally across my nails, and filled the un-taped area with Billie Purple Rain, and Billie Mauve.

Before my polish was dry I removed the tape and 'squished' down any prominent polish ridges, then applied 2 coats of Nailene TC. I added the LA Colors glitter stripe polish on top of my TC.

This is striking, but easy nail look. I stuck a piece of blue painters tape to a cutting mat, then sliced 1/4 pieces for these nail guides using a utility knife.




apply tape over base colour, fill in with 2 other polish colours


remove tape, gently squish ridge and apply TC



see.... all those ridges and polish oops get covered up by the glitter


... I keep reminding myself to pick up more of these glitter stripe polish's......


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11 comments:

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

Sooo pretty! You always do a good job on your manicures!

Minnie said...

That's a clever idea to cover polish oops (lol) with stripes:D I love the colour combination very much!!

Anita said...

Fun, cute and reasonably simple to do, I love it!

hatsu-hinoiri said...

Great mani. Simple but very pretty :)

rock-or-not said...

I love this!!
Great mani!

Cristina said...

Very, very nice! It looks so festive! Love it!

Irishenchantment said...

this is really pretty i love the colours

shel xx

Kasi (: said...

love them! do me a favor? visit and recomend it if you like it! www.kasisglitzynails.blogspot.com

Emily said...

This looks soooo good!!!! I have the same nail art pen but I never use it. I've gotta try something like this.

♥beauxs mom said...

Love the color combo it's so pretty, thanks for explaining how you did it, very helpful.

Super cute super easy said...

I love color combination! That's an amazing idea! I must try it sometimes!