Monday, March 26, 2012

Abstract '80s


Hi guys, another tape mani for you today! Oh, how I love stationery tape. It's so perfect for making geometric shapes which I happen to love too. ;-)
After (re)discovering the layering possibilities of sheer polishes with my recent springy stripes, I used the same technique in this mani. My base color (H&M Polish Me Happy) was applied the day before, so I could immediately place tape strips on top to form the mint green shapes with Orly Ancient Jade. When that had dried I once again used tape to make the pink triangles with Color Club Warhol and I just love how new shapes are formed where Ancient Jade and Warhol overlap. Speaking of Warhol, it's such a great polish for this layering technique. It's sheer, but covers very evenly and the color is so unbelievably bold! (Also take a look at layered Warhol together with its neon friends in this crackle mani.) And that's it for this post, I hope you enjoyed it. :-)

86 comments:

  1. ooh these are awesome. you always have the best nail art.

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  2. OH HOLY SHHH...
    I love this almost too much for words. Maybe one of my top 3 of your designs!!!

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  3. I love it! The pink on the greens! Waow, so gorgeous! What a great idea!

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  4. I am in love with this mani! I have been thinking of a neon mani with grey and triangles was the way I was going but not overlapping like this. I think some of the Misa neons may be quite sheer so I might try this out! Thanks for the inspiration! x

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  5. I can't handle it.....this is absolutely beautiful! Definitely have to give this a try!!!! =O

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  6. I love it!! It turned out so good!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  7. You're a genius o.o This looks amazing :]

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  8. Again, Jane you always seem to amaze me on your taping designs. you ARE the master !!

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  9. You are basically a tape manicure genius!

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  10. Wow, great idea and these colours look awesome!
    I love using tape in my manis, I don't know why I'm not using it more often ;)

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  11. oh good lord! this is beautiful!

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  12. Is there any chance that you will make a tutorial for us?
    It`s amazing :)

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  13. This is absolutely nice! Very creative, I might try it one day :) I second Ruda's petition, a tutorial would be wonderful!

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  14. Love this mani! It's so different!

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  15. That looks incredible! You are freaking awesome!

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  16. This design looks great. Can't wait to try it on my own nails!

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  17. You amaze me with these mani's.....gorgeous!!

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  18. Love the colors you chose and the shapes you made! Looks amazing!

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  19. OMG i LOVE THIS SOO MUCH!!! fantastic job!!

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  20. Oh my god, this is.. not nailart.. It's magic!

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  21. This is so cute!! I love it!

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  22. Ahhhh!! I love this! Completely gorgeous... flawless!

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  23. I would love to see a tutorial! and try these on myself.

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  24. i love the way the layers take on diff colors, so creative and so pretty.

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  25. Ok this is so AWESOME! I love this!

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  26. Loves! Oh man, this is SO me! Get out of my brain, woman!

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  27. This is really awesome and I don't think I have seen a design like this before! I love the colors you combined!

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  28. Love these! So great idea! So fun but so neat :)
    I'm trying to start using tapes in nail art, but it just wont work so well when I try. English isn't my native language so I'm not sure if the stationery tape is the tape that is usually in office? Is it like the "regular tape" :p

    And yeah, tutorial would be nice :) I allready did the cloud desing inspired by you. So I love your tutorials! You can check the cloud mani in my blog if you like :)

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  29. Wow, it's amazing!!! <3 Tutorial please! :))))

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  30. I love your nails! You are amazing :)

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  31. Lovely! I really hope you'll do a tutorial someday :)

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  32. OMG!
    I love it!
    Please, do a tutorial!

    You're amazing...

    priohmy.blogspot.com

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  33. Love this one! Gotta try this out some time :)

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  34. This is an amazing combination. I love it!

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  35. Perfect! So awesome and unique <3

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  36. How did you do that?? *w* It's so amazing!

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  37. Wwoow I freakin love these!! Great work!

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  38. My husband is now completely over hearing about how perfect your manis are... you have outdone yourself on this one! LOVE IT! :D

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  39. This looks amazing! I love it ;-)

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  40. Okay these are seriously cool -- definitely want to try!! :D

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  41. this is hands down the most awesome radical totally cool mani you've done!

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  42. This is so awesome! Love the design

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  43. This looks amazing, your so talented :) I want to try this out now :) Xoxo, Christine♥

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  44. Gahhh you and your creative manicures ♥.

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  45. Wow you are such an inspiration!

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  46. This is really cool. I need to try it!

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  47. This looks great! Your taped manis are always so crisp! Love them.

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  48. Wow, this is such a creative geometric design, very eye-catching and bold :)

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  49. This is SO awesome! Great idea!

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  50. Ooh, this one is so cool! I love how the magenta color looks transparent over the mint color :)

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  51. Wow I really Love this great job! your talented! I love your blog so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award!

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  52. This is frickin AMAZING! I can't wait until the tutorial! ^_^

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  53. I'm awed by your creativity, Jane! ♥_♥

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  54. Are you aware that your photos are used without credit i.e. in Instagram. I noticed that there's a user who says that all of her photos are from weheartit, but still most of the ppl thinks that those photos are hers and asks how to do those manis. I've commented an linked your blog in there but none seems to notice that! Maybe that's not big deal to you, but i really love your blog and i'm furious that some.. skank uses your photos without credit! Just wanted to tell ya. (--:

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  55. Can you do a tutorial of this please???

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  56. This is my favourite manicure,I can watch it for hours envy, but it's too much difficul for me to do it :( *sob*

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  57. I love this! :) Will definitely try this soon!

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