Monday, March 19, 2012

Springy stripes


Now that Spring is slowly starting to appear, I've noticed I like to wear pastels more often now. This week I'd been wearing China Glaze Lemon Fizz for a few days and when I got tired of it I spiced it up with a colorful tape mani. It wasn't my intention to make stripes though, after I did blue tips with China Glaze For Audrey I wanted to add geometric patterns in coral with Essence Think Pink. However, Think Pink was a lot sheerer than I thought, creating different tones of coral with the polish underneath. (The middle two colors are For Audrey and Lemon Fizz underneath Think Pink.) I was so pleasently surprised by this that I continued playing with this layering effect and ended up with these cheerful stripes. :-) Thanks for reading!

60 comments:

  1. So perfect for Spring! You chose such fun, playful colors I love it!

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  2. Geweldige kleuren bij elkaar!

    Liefs

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  3. Absolutely love this mani! OMG! :) Looks like ice cream on your nails! ;)

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  4. Werkelijk enig!

    Nostalgie tevens bereboter. Ben trots op je kanjer, dat jij zulk schoonheid keer op keer tevoorschijn tovert!
    Gretig wachtend op uw volgende post,

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  5. Aaaaaaaaaaa(girl scream!)!!!! Love it! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

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  6. Cooooooool! Great colour choice!

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  7. Gorgeous! Love it when mani's just develop in to something cool that you didn't expect =)

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  8. Nice! I almost looks like some kind of candy :D

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  9. How can an accident turn out to be so good looking? :D

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  10. That is super pretty! I LOVE all your tape mani's! :D

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  11. I like it! Simple and magnificent! :)

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  12. As always, amazing! I just love the color combo that you did here, reminds me of a beach ball =)

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  13. Wow cool, that layering effect is awesome, I don't think I have a polish in my stash that can do that.. yet. ;D

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  14. wow wow and again wow!!!
    It's AMAZING!!!!!!
    Congrats Jane!
    xxx
    Miss Starshiny

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  15. Holy crud; I LOOOVE this color combo! Oh my!

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  16. Look so good! I have Lemon Fizz but I hate it, it´s chalky and difficult to use...
    I admired you deeply,everything you create look so neat and perfect!

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  17. Fun! It looks like Fruit Striped Gum! :-)

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  18. Very pretty! I like Lemon Fizz also, but from the day I bought it (and no matter how many times I try to thin it) it's a very thick and stringy polish :(
    Not sure if it's the color or just the bottle I got!

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  19. Very neat and pretty! Love the color combo!

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  20. i like :)

    Ps: Ich verlose gerade einen 20€ Gutschein von Zoeva auf meinem Blog :)

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  21. Love ths colours! This totally reminds me of summer! :)

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  22. i love this! the colors are gorgeous together

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  23. Gona try this!!! I bought China Glaze lemon fizz last year, love the colour <3 xxx

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  24. That's so funny!!! Lovely colors :)

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  25. amazing combination..love them ♥

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  26. Awesome! I like the layering :D

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  27. How are you so good at striping! Whenever I try striping, the tape leaves a mark on my nail! Unless i'm too impatient! or when I paint the colour and pull the tape off, it isn't a smooth line like yours!

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    1. Are you sure the polish underneath was dry enough? Try taping on your mani from a day before, see if it still leaves marks then. Otherwise you could try different tape. I like to use plain, clear stationery tape, but others prefer painters tape. So just experiment with different kinds till you find the one that's good for you.

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  28. So gorgeous! I love the color shift that happened as you layered them. This came out so lovely. :)

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  29. So simple, yet SO pretty! :)

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  30. love the color combinations! :D

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  31. for some reason, i wanna eat your fingers o_O maybe cos your nails look like yummy candies :p

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  32. I love the color combination!

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  33. I love this, lovely combo! x

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  34. Great for spring!
    I love your nails!
    :)

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  35. so spring(y). so adorable, great mani!

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  36. Thanks so much for your feedback everyone!! :-*

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  37. This is awesome. Although it makes me crave sorbet. :)

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  38. I love this mani! I had to recreate it! Thanks for all the lovely nail art!

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  39. Photo of this mani is also used in Instagram without credits to you

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  40. hey this is awesome.. but i don't quite understand how u do the middle 2 colours.. how do u create the tones with colours underneath?

    can u do a tutorial for this?

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    1. Hi! And thank you ^^. I started with the yellow, then I placed a tape stip horizontally on my nails to cover up the upper half (at the cuticles) and painted to other half (on my tips) blue. When that had dried I painted the middle section with the pink (also using tape), overlapping a part of both the yellow and blue. The pink is sheer so you can still see the colors underneath.

      I might do a tutorial in the future, however there are many other designs I want to make a tutorial for first! :-)

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    2. hey alright! thanks i will try.. haha, just starting out, and the way you do the colour combinations for most of your designs are great.. will check out your update more often! great things

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