Thursday, August 23, 2012

South Africa?


Hello everyone! I'm interrupting the 31 Day Challenge for this colorful tape mani. The reaction that I heard most about this mani is how it looks like the South African flag. While it wasn't intended, I agree it kind of does. Not just the design, but even the colors are a bit similar. However, this mani was actually a result from adjusting and experimenting with an earlier design; the fifty-fifty mani. I had worn the corally pink color (H&M Wildflower) for a day and added the muted teal the next morning. And though I already liked how that looked, I had to do something that would cover up my slight tipwear, hence the purple chevrons which you see in the last picture. That was cute too but it wasn't quite finished until I added the little black chevrons. Amazing how much of a difference a bit of black can make. ^^
This mani was also a great oppurtunity to try out two new polishes from Etos (Dutch drugstore), #122 (teal) and #118 (purple). Etos recently released a whole bunch of new exciting colors and I'm thrilled about it, because both their quality and price are quite reasonable (€2.50 for 5ml/0.5 fl.oz). Thanks for reading!


Big thank you to my little brother for taking this picture for me. ^^

40 comments:

  1. the color combo here is awesome! I'll definitely try a variation of this :)

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  2. you really have a great eye for color. i would have never thought to put those colors together but it looks awesome! i would love to see your fashion sense. i bet it's spot on!

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  3. so pretty! I love your blog.

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  4. The colours work so well together! Adore this!

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  5. I seriously love these! The color combo and the design are just perfect.

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  6. This one is one of my faves! I love that you wear a colour for a day and then add something new to it the next. And just keep adding. Great way to save on nail polish and nail polish removal... plus taking nail polish off is annoying.

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  7. I love your nails! All them are wonderfull! ;)

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  8. I could never create a perfect mani like these :(
    Love all of it! ^_^

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  9. Love this! Looks absolutely flawless.

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  10. oh my goodness, i love everything about this perfect mani! :D

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  11. when i was looking at the photo i kept thinking "wow that looks a lot like a flag i have seen!" :-P

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  12. I love it!! I don't care that it looks like the south african flag

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  13. This is soooo cool!! So PERFECT!!! :))))

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  14. Love this, how I love all your nail art creation!!!

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  15. I just adore this! I've been following your blog for over a year, and I have to tell you how much I appreciate your creative designs and clean edges!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!!!

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  16. Heyyaa..!! d color combo is simply superb.. loved it.. :) will give this a try.. :)

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  17. I love this nail art!
    I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, all info on my blog :)

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  18. Beautiful design and those colours work so well together!

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  19. WOW!!! The colour combo of this is AH-MAY-ZING!
    Will definitely have to try this!

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  20. Yes it feels african! Would be cool with this and some tribal accent nails. I agree that the black added so much to the design, very cool! :)

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  21. Oh wow, I love these! Absolutely gorgeous! And I agree, while they looked nice even before you added the black, that last touch really completes it.

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  22. Oh wow, this looks so amazing! I love those colours together! I also like how the manicure still looks amazing from a little further away. Just stumbled upon your blog by the way, I will be following you on Bloglovin. :) x

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