Thursday, April 26, 2012

Clockwork Tape Mani

Some of my polish buddies decided to do tape manicures today, and I sighed because this is another of my NOT strong suits. The tape usually pulls up whatever base polish I have on, and if it doesn't, then it is not sticky enough to actually keep the secondary polish from seeping under the tape edge. Ah well. So here is my attempt at a tape manicure.

The idea was to have this be a sort of 'behind the scenes' glimpse manicure, where you see a glitter mani and peek behind it to see the cogs and gears making it work. Meh, not really successful.

I started with a base of OPI San Tan-tonio and then taped off the upper half of my middle and ring fingers on a diagonal. Then I painted on my Sonoma Nail Art polish called 'Clockwork', added some cogs with acrylic paint, and then hand painted the black stripe following the tape line. That black stripe makes it look like I didn't use tape at all in this mani. Ug. But I did this last night at midnight, so dang it, it will have to do. 

Here is a look at Clockwork, one of the 4 polishes in my Great Handcar Regatta themed set. I really love this glitter polish because it creates gorgeous instant artwork. No tape required (HALLELUJAH)!


19 comments:

  1. holy look at the glitters!!! I love clockwork!!

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    1. Thanks Winnie! I love it too, it is really fun.

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  2. Oh I love this manicure!! :D SO cool! :D

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    1. Thanks Ashesela. It was cooler in my head, but I still like it. :)

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  3. What the french do you mean this is not successful???? It's cool as h e double hockey sticks!

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  4. This is amazing. San tan-tonio is gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much Cuti-CLUE-les! I love this polish too, it is a dream to apply and it is so flattering to my skin tone. I love it so much, I actually LURVE it. :)

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  5. I love this! The glitter is amazing and the cogs are fantastic! :)

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    1. Thanks A Girl and Her Polish! I forgot to mention that I learned how to do this cog mani from Robin Moses! She rules. :)

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  6. yes, i love the gears and i LOVE clockwork!! what a great polish you made there!

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    1. Thanks so much Gnarly Gnails. I really like this one. I am still working on the final polish in the Great Handcar Regatta themed set. It is somewhat elusive, but I will master it! LOL

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  7. Ooooooooooooooo clockwork is pretty! And I have trouble with tape too. :P

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  8. Wow, I actually just gasped a little at Clockwork--perfect name for a gorgeous polish! The gears are a great accent for it, too (I can't even pretend to aspire to ever have hands that steady XD). Etsy shop bookmarked for later this month!

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  9. You might not like your mani but I'm amazed by it! It looks fantastic on the photo, I really thought for a sec that you had cogs in your fingertops...

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  10. It remind me steampunk style ;)

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