Saturday, July 27, 2013

Textured Tapes






Today's mani was inspired by this mani by Manicurity. I didn't try to create an exact copy, I left out the half moons, but I think the inspiration is still celarly visible.





I started with OPI Glitzerland (Switzerland Collection) and OPI My Private Jet on my ring finger. I used three coats of Glitzerland, a yellow toned gold foil. My Private Jet is a little more opaque, I used only two coats of this brown scattered holo.






























I added some topcoat for a shorter drying time (Sally Hansen Insta-Dri) and after I thought the polish was dry, I added the tape (striping tape plus normal scotch tape for the lower half). As you can see on my thumb, middle finger and pinkie, I was too impatient and left tape imprints on my not really dry polish...

After the tape was applied, I used OPI Honey Ryder (Bond Girls Collection; my all time favorite Bond Girl, by the way, the swiss godess Ursula Andress in her gourgeous white bikini... that's just perfection), a gold liquid sand (=textured) polish over Glitzerland, and OPI What Wizardry Is This? (Great & Powerful Oz Collection), a slightly golden brown liquid sand polish over My Private Jet. No topcoat for this mani :-)



































 It turned out a little more subtle than I intened. I probably should have used base colors that are a little lighter or darker than the textured ones. But I'm still pretty happy with the result.




14 comments:

  1. Super schöne Idee. Ich finds grade klasse, dass der Farbunterschied nicht so stark ist.

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  2. Beautiful! I love this...it's so tastefully done. :)

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  3. Very, very pretty - I love it - and of course I am a big Ursula Andress fan as well - and isn't that gold just THE perfect polish representing her in that collection?

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    1. Thank you so much, Christine!
      As a swiss girl, you're bound to adore Ursi :-) The only other possible color to represent her would've been white, like her famous bikini, but I'm glad OPI chose the honey gold, I don't realle like the white one (Solitaire)

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  4. Oooh, what a great idea, the result looks fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much! The idea wasn't mine, but I think I "stole" it quite well :-)

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  5. Die Idee finde ich wirklich cool. Und die Farben passen ja wirklich zusammen. Als wenn es die gleichen Lacke nur mit einem anderen Finish sind!

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    1. Die Idee habe ich ja nur geklaut, aber ich war wirklich überrascht, wie ähnlich sich die Farben sind. Gut, bei meiner riesigen Sammlung ist es kein Wunder, dass ich viele ähnliche Farben habe, aber alles von der selben Marke ist dann doch auch bei mir nicht selbstverständlich ;-)

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  6. This one turned out real well... great execution of an idea!

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    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like it :-)

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