18.1.13

The Nail Files: All the Right Angles


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This week's Pinspiration:

Source: pshiiit.com via jennie on Pinterest


What I used:





Step 1: Two coats of For Audrey on all fingers except feature finger, which got two coats of Paper Mache.


Step 2: Wait for this polish to dry for at least two hours or it'll probably peel off (as I learned the hard way...grrr).


Step 3: Criss-Cross striping tape from top edge to bottom.


Step 4: One nail at a time (except feature), fill the bottom triangle with Man Hunt. The Pinspiration instructions said to use a dotting tool but that didn't work for me because the polish didn't go on very evenly. So, I used a smaller brush and that worked better. Not perfectly, but better.


Step 5: Remove the tape right away or the polish will peel (as I learned the hard way, again...double grrr).


Step 6: Fill sides of feature finger with For Audrey and bottom with Man Hunt.


Step 7: Remove tape right away.


Step 8: Let dry and then add a cute little gem on the feature finger where the points meet.


Step 9: Gob on the top coat so the gem stays on.


So, this mani was pretty labour intensive. Mostly because the freaking polish liked to ruin my life peel off. I love it, though and now that I've learned the tricks, would totally do it again. 


Thanks to Tara and Vicki for hosting!




12 comments:

  1. Oh wow! You again have outdone youself. I would never have the patience to finish this type of look off! However, you my girl, are awesome!

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  2. This looks AWESOME Jennie! I love your addition of the rhinestones!

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  3. Another gorgeous mani!! I look forward to seeing your nails each week. :)

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  4. You always have the best nails! The little jewels are such a great touch.

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  5. Oohh such a pretty design! I recently ordered some nail tape so hopefully I'll have it soon so I can try this design :)

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  6. You seriously do the coolest things with your nails! I can barely paint them without getting polish all over the place :).

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  7. love that we both used tape in our mani's this week! savior!

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  8. I love your pinterest inspired manis. This one is great and I have some striping tape on its way to me. I'll keep something like this in mind for when it arrives.

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  9. you are consistently more awesome than your pinspiration! love it!

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  10. I always have such horrible luck with tape manis too :( Yours looks great though! All the work paid off :)

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