Multicoloured, sponging striping tape manicure

Thursday, August 08, 2013

My last few manicures seemed a bit plain because of my colour choice so I decided to make this one colourful!  I ended up with good results with my sponges the last time that I went and pulled them out again.

What I used/did:
  • With the only white in my collection I applied two coats of Essie's Blanc as my base.
  • Next I placed pre-cut strips of striping tape and place them randomly on each nail.
  • Using the sponge I dabbed each colour in turn on the nails.
  • The different colours I used include:
    CG's Lemon fizz - Pastel yellow crème
    CG's Electric beat - Periwinkle blue crème
    Misa's Good to be green - Apple green crème
    Color club's Blushing rose - Pastel pink crème
    Color Club's Blue-ming - Pastel turquoise crème leaning more to the blue side
    CG's Fuchsia fanatic - Bright fuchsia pink crème
  • Gently but quickly I removed the striping tape and went ahead with the usual clean-up.

The overall results looked fun. The colours didn't look like they blended together but that was most probably because of how many different polishes I used and not being able to use the top coat on it right after. My INM out the door top coat likes to smudge or as I also like to describe it 'melt' the polish which helps in making it look more smoothly blended when it comes to these designs.

What do you think about these nails? What are you sporting on your nails today? :)

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  1. I love the fun mix of color. I need to try sponging again. Hopefully, it will turn out better than the last time.

  2. @Pang Ly

    Thanks! Practice makes perfect, I'm sure your next try will be much better. Don't give up on it :D


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