Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Shredded Purple (My Favorite Thing Nail Art Challenge: "My Favorite Color!")

Hi everyone! :)

Today is the first day of a challenge I decided to join! Our post today needed to be our favorite color! As some may know, I always preferred purple! Purple jeans, nail polish (of course), eye makeup, pencils...

For this nail art, I wanted to use several purple nail polishes, here is the result:

To achieve this design, I started with 3 or 4 coats of Estée Lauder - White Petal. (Yes thats a lot but I did not found out a way to apply it smooth enough for my taste...)

Then I painted some scotch tape using several purple nail polishes:
Stargazer - 235
OPI - DS Extravagance
Debby - 91
Milani - Jewel FX Lavender + OPI - Houston we have a purple
Orly - Charged Up
Miss Cop - Vernis Pop Fluo n°6
OPI - Planks a lot

When they were all dry, I cut them with scissors in square and triangle pieces. I only had so stick them on and my nails were ready for topcoat!

I like how this design looks kind of a shredded glitter nail polish but is very rich. I like that it is modren but quite delicate :)

Do you like it? Let me know if you try this design out! :)

You can find more informations on the challenge here: Ohlalapolish's Nail Art Challenge

Have a great day and great polishes! <3


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  1. Ahh what a great idea! I'm definitely going to have to give this a go sometime! X

    1. Thank you Frenchie, let me know if you have pics! :)

  2. This is really cool. I think using the tape that way was a fabulous idea!

  3. This is awesome!!! How many coats did you paint on the tape? I found when doing this, I had to use quite a few because once it was on my nails it changed color and went transparent.

    1. Thanks! I had a lot of dark purples so I just did one coat so that colors would be bright (except for Max Factor Fantasy Fire because it is really sheer)! But that just depends one which colors you are using, and which basecolor, I was helped by the fact that I had white underneath ;) Let me know if you take another try and take pics! :)

  4. Great manicure!!
    I´ve found your blog today and I follow you ;)

    I also have a manicure´s and nail polish blog.


  5. Thank you! I'll take a look at your blog ;)


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