Sunday, July 24, 2011

Blue explosion


Hi guys :) Yesterday I showed you a lovely blue from Essence, Let's Get Lost. As I mentioned in that post, Let's Get Lost is a one-coater and therefore fast-drying, which is perfect if you want to use it as your base color for tape manis. So that's exactly what I did here. After the blue base color was dry, I cut some triangles out of tape to create the 'explosion' shape, which I used before in my 4th of July nails. Then I applied my favorite black creme over the tape, Color Club Where's The Soiree? and pulled of the pieces of tape right away and let it dry. I repeated this on each finger, but after I was finished, I still felt like something was missing. So I added another color, H&M Coral Summer (the lighter blue) and that fitted the bill :)
While making this mani I somehow kept thinking about how I would name this post, 'blue explosion'. And one thing led to another and before I knew it I was singing Black Eyed Peas' Boom, Boom, Pow all day long... "I got that boom boom pow!" My apologies if you are singing it with me now hahah. Have a nice day!

47 comments:

  1. I love your tape mani's so so much! I wish I had the patience to do them properly. You are such an inspiration <3

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  2. Awesome!! Ik vind het echt prachtig wat jij kan met plakband. Ik zou willen dat er het geduld (en tijd!) voor had. Dus geniet ik voorlopig maar van jouw creaties ;-)

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  3. This looks amazing! You are the tape mani queen!

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  4. This looks awesome!! Your tape manis always look so cool!

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  5. This looks amazing! I'm attempting your laser tape mani as we speak! xx

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  6. These tape manis get awesomer and awesomer each time!

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  7. So cute! I really need to try this soon.

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  8. omg! this is pretty!!! so gorgeous!

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  9. These are awesome! Your tape manis are so perfect and crisp!

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  10. signed in, just o I could comment.....on these totally awesome nails! gonna have to try this one too!

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  11. I loooooove it! I can never get my tape to pull off without tearing into little pieces. this is awesome :)

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  12. how pretty! i love this mani. :)

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  13. very very pretty! Looks like orchids !

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  14. I love your tape manis so much. I can't even work out how you do most of them...Lol!

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  15. Thanks for the beautiful mani =]
    Somehow every time I go to do a tape mani, all my tape is gone =[ Will be trying this for sure once i have tape again

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  16. Wow, these look completely amazing, you've inspired me to get my tape out and give a tape mani another go!

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  17. omg! i love those nails!(honestly, i love all the nails you have done..) i cant understand how you can make them look so amazing!

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  18. Your manis are always so sharp, precise & gorgeous!!!

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  19. Pleeeaaase mattefy this! It would look even more awesome!
    Hx

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  20. so awesome!! if only i could tape like you do. i might have to try again soon.

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  21. Now you've got me singing that song AND wanting to wear my nails like this

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  22. I wish I had the patience to try something like this, it looks awesome.
    The colours you have used all work so well together too :)

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  23. i love this look... looks hard to do LOL i still learning how to do lighting bolt LOL

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  24. This one is super cute! Awesome! :)

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  25. Wow! I'll have to try something like that! :)

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  26. Gorgeous :)
    Saved in my Inspiration folder ;)

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  27. Wowm after seeing your tape manis I decided to give it a shot, check out the link to see my FIRST attempt at it! I hope to one day be as good as you!! hehe
    Charlie
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    http://charlies-wonderland.blogspot.com/2011/07/sellotape-nail-varnish-hours-of-fun.html

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  28. Wow, well done :) Your manicures make me want to try tape manis as well ;)
    - Sabine

    http://mypolishstash.blogspot.com

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  29. Holy cow! Amazing as always!!!

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  30. You're really talented! I love this! :)

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  31. Awesome Awesome AWESOME!!! This is so super cool!!! LOVE! <3

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  32. Amazing!
    Just discovered your blog and love it :)

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  33. This is ridiculously cute! I can never get tired of your tape manis. You always do great color combos.

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  34. Please make a tutorial of these they look so cool!

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  35. I would really love a tutorial on this one, if you have time. This is one of my favorites.

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