Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Divergence


Hello lovely readers! For this post I have this colorful divergence mani to show you. In the pictures I'm holding China Glaze Life Preserver, a dusty orange creme. Orange is probably my least favorite color when it comes to nail polish (next to browns), but I actually really like Life Preserver in this mani! It adds that bit of warmth to the whole. The other polishes you see in this tape mani are Diamond Cosmetics Don't Teal My Heart Away (absolutely smitten with this polish ♥) and China Glaze 2030, the gold chrome. Thank you for reading! :-)

58 comments:

  1. orange is my least favorite, along with browns too! you're absolutely right about this one though, the colors are a perfect fit <3

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  2. Wow, this looks awesome! But then everything you do looks awesome! :)

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  3. It´s a curious mix of colours... I like the final result :)

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  4. you do the best manis! i always love your shapes and the color combinations!

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  5. Oh I love it! simple and elegant

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  6. i love orange!! and also yellow! but the orange and gold looks beeeautiful :)

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  7. Looks like lights from a lighthouse. gorgeous. I must get life preserver!

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  8. Beautiful colour combination and wonderful mani, as always!

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  9. I LOVE this! Wonderful design!

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  10. Love the color combo! I'm not an orange person as well but this looks great ^_^

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  11. I LOVE the way this looks! I might actually be able to do this tape mani!

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  12. the orange looks great here! beautiful!

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  13. beautiful! You're just too good at coordinating colour combos! I think if you're not an interior designer or work with colours in some way, your talent isn't being showcased enough!!

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    1. Oh my, you're making me blush! :$ Thank you, thank you! I'm studying Communication and Multimedia Design to become a visual or interface designer. But my dream is to become designer of lots of things, graphic things but also clothing, bags, interior/furniture... <3

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  14. That orange looks really cute on you! And I don't like orange polishes either...I think I need to get one like that myself!

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  15. ooooh, I think this is one of my favourite manis I've seen in a while :D

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  16. This is sooooo beautiful, I can not take my eyes from it. I like orange shades, but this one it this combination is amazing!

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  17. Oh this is so easy but sooo pretty! I guess I will try it too! :)

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  18. I love your nails, your tutorials and your blog.

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  19. jolie choix de couleurs j'aime beaucoup

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  20. Beautiful, those colours go so well together :)

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  21. Gorgeous another inspiring look!

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  22. I love the colors you pick!!! Beautiful!!!

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  23. You always have the best color combos!

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  24. Oranges aren't good for my skin tone, but when combined with other colors, like in your mani, they just make the whole thing pop and look great!

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  25. Love this! What color came first, second, last. Thanks.

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  26. Love this mani! What color came first? second?

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  27. Love the lines and color combo! Did you start with the blue,then gold, then orange?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, that's right. ;-)

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  28. Ooh I love that design! How do you get your edges so perfect? I'm green with envy... ;-)

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  29. Great mani! Excellent choice of colors :)

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  30. Love it!!! I would love to see you try water marble nail art!

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    1. I'd love to try it again! My first time was a complete disaster, haha. But I just have to make it work some time, it can look so awesome!

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  31. This isn't a question for this entry but just in general: How long does it take you to do some of these designs? I have drawn a lot of inspiration from them but often feel like it takes me longer than it should and that's kind of obnoxious :P So, for example, how long does it take you to do something like the design above? Or any of the other entries you have on this page?

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    1. Hi there! Thanks for your question. My tape manis can take up 10 min to an hour, depending on a few different things.

      The first is the basecolor I use. Most basecolors need two coats for coverage which means it takes pretty long to fully dry before I can put tape on it. That's why I usually do tape manis on a basecolor that I applied the day before. So I enjoy a plain color the first day, and the second (or third) I can immediately place tape on it to create something new. This saves a lot of time and I don’t have to worry the polish is still wet. In other cases I'll use a quickdrying topcoat (usually Seche Vite) that allows me to place tape on my basecolor after about 15 minutes.

      Also the difficulty of a design affects the time it takes to make. Some designs need you to cut more tape strips than others and with designs with more than two colors (so multiple tape sessions like in the double lightning bolt tutorial) you’ll have to wait more between each layer of polish.

      Tips to speed up the taping process are applying the basecolor the day before and using quickdrying topcoat, like earlier mentioned. And using quickdrying onecoaters is really helpful too. You might’ve noticed I use China Glaze 2030 (and Millenium) and Color Club Where’s The Soiree? a lot in my tape manis. That’s because they cover well and dry within several minutes.

      I hope these few tips will help you with your tape mani adventures, good luck!

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  32. Thank you everyone for your sweet comments! I enjoyed reading every single one of them!

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  33. Love this twist on the tape mani! I actually really like orange polish, and it looks particularly nice with that gold!

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  34. You are such an inspiration! I just made my own nail blog in my language!!!
    NAIL POWER hahahaha

    Thanks for your inspiring ideas =)

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  35. Sooooo beautiful!! the mix of these colours is just awesome!

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  36. I love your nails they are soo beautiful! Do you wear fake nails, if not how do you make them of such great quality?

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    1. Hi there! My nails are real. I have to admit I don't really do anything special to keep them strong and healthy as they're pretty strong themselves. Once or twice a week I'll push back the cuticles with Orly Cutique and I use handcream several times a day to keep them moisterized. :-)

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  37. I love this... I love the color combination and the design :)
    I bought Life Preserves a few weeks ago and I adore it :)
    I´m so happy I found your blog haha :D you are such an inspiration :)
    hugs

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  38. I really love this combination of colors, it's maybe a fall mix of colors, but who cares? It's gorgeous *__*

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  39. This one is one of my all time favorites! It's so simple, but elegant and those colors!! YES.

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