Sunday, July 17, 2011

Holo lightning bolt


(This is a scheduled post, I'm on vacation!)

Hello guys! The lightning bolt's been away for a while, but it's back now! Did you miss it? ;-) For this double lightning bolt, I used the same technique as usual, only now the middle part is diverging, making the whole somewhat playfuller. As my previous attempts on using Gosh Holo as a layering color miserably failed, I used it as the base color this time (clever!). Which is time-saving too since Gosh Holo is a one-coater and fast-drying. Then I taped off the holo part and applied Color Club Where's The Soiree? on top. I must've said this like a gazillion times, but Where's The Soiree? is just wonderful for tape manis. It's so extremely pigmented and even when it's used over another polish, it dries with the speed of light. So quickly after that I was ready to tape my nails again and used Essence Bella for the tips. Done!

If you like this look just have a look at the tutorial for this design if you haven't already. I know it takes a lot of patience but practice really makes perfect and I've already seen many beautiful and succesful attempts from you! They make me proud :) Thanks for visiting!



48 comments:

  1. I LOVE your taped mani's, I never have enough patience for those but I really should give them a proper try soon <3 you rock and I hope you're having a great vacay :)

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  2. This looks amazing! The holo lightning bolt is really cool!

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  3. wow! this is the coolest lightning bold you have done so far!! this really kicks ass! :D

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  4. This is amazing (as usual)! Love the holo lightning bolt, it's super catchy!

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  5. Wauw, ik zoek die holo al zo lang maar hij is elke keer weg..

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  6. this is one of my favs so far :)

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  7. Amazing as usual - or should I say even mroe amazing because of colour combo this time? :)This is def one my faves!

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  8. It looks amazing, love it!

    I've tried taping myself but I must be using the wrong tape because it doesn't turn out nearly as good as yours :(

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  9. please tell me how you do this pattern?

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  10. very cool colour combo. I want that gosh sooo bad though haha I have zero holos unfortunately.

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  11. Oh wow! So nice lightning! And this holo looks great !

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  12. Looks kinda retro - I love it! :D

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  13. This is beautiful! killer color combo.:)

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  14. as usual, I'm mesmerized by your mani!
    I like this flashing double lightning bolt!

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  15. This is actually incredible! I'm in love.... =] I think i'l be trying this out soon!

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  16. I LOVE how this looks! I need to try it!

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  17. whoa what a crazy combo and itworks so well!
    new follower of your blog btw

    hope you follow back too!

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  18. wow this looks amazingg! great idea with using the holographic!!

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  19. I'm still practicing so I can get beautiful crisp lines like your manis :) That Gosh holo makes it look even more electric! Love, love, love....

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  20. *drools everywhere* That looks SO good

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  21. This looks amazing! *Steals your nails* =P

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  22. The holo polish makes this design even more amazing! I love it :)

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  23. Awesome! I have to try the lightning bolt some day :D

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  24. OMG this manicure looks fantastic! <3 I need to try a lightning bolt manicure someday too. :D

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  25. Really enjoy your blog, and get inspired by your designs! I've got at a blog at http://laugh0live0love.blogspot.com/
    and have mentioned your website in my blog! I would be cool if you could follow :)
    Cheers!

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  26. Beautiful. It looks so perfect!

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  27. Now THAT is lightening for sure! So awesome!

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  28. You are officially the lightning bolt queen! That holo is crazy, incredibly well done :)

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  29. I was given the One Lovely Blog award and I would like to pass on the love to you :) Please check it out at http://ykhearts.blogspot.com/2011/07/share-love-with-blog-awards.html

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  30. Wow, so many messages! Thanks a lot :-) This lightning bolt is one my personal faves as well :-D

    @martell: I have a tutorial tab at the top where you can find the tutorial for this design.

    @YK: Thanks for the award! :)

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  31. OMG! The holo sets it off. You're the Queen!

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  32. You're great!! Beautiful color combination!

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  33. That looks so amazing! The holo really matches the other two colours .. reminds me of superheroes and their costumes!

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  34. love the colour of the bolts

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