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Monday, August 22, 2011

Wow!

I simply couldn't think of a good name for these, short of WOW! They did take extra time because of the scotch tape and layers, but so worth it in my book. The purple (and really, it is purple no fooling) I got from ABOP's blog sale and it is Quirius Eggplant. I didn't know it had that awesome blue flash until I put it on, and it's growing on me I can tell you! First the finished mani and then how I managed to pull it off, LOL!

Seriously sexy nails in my opinion. I like bling, but glamorous is really not me...and this screams GLAMOUR!
So here is the how. Let me show you this polish and see if I can capture what it actually looks like on my nails (not blue!)
OK...purple, right??
2 coats of QRS Eggplant, and let it dry really well for awhile...I rushed things and almost ruined it.


The I used scotch tape to make a diagonal line across my nails. I just do one at a time....much easier.
On the untaped side, I coated Nubar 2010 and pulled off my little strip right away. It works best if you cut the tape into thinner strips. When it is a big piece of tape, it doesn't seems to adhere on the diagonal very well--too sharp a curve going.
I coated my nails once with Orly Sec-N-Dry, let that cure for about 10 minutes and then cut thin strips of tape to make a little stripe of gold right over the edge of the diagonal line, and I have a picture below...
Pretty easy to see the problem areas on dark polish....the places where the tape is lighter, you may have some polish bleeding under the tape, so try and press things down pretty well. I used Revlon Gold Coin along that stripey area and pull them off before they dry. One at a time seems to work well....keeps messes down. I just snag the sticky edge of the tape on my work table-clean it up later when everything is dry. As long as the groove between the 2 pieces of tape looks even and straight, you should be fine. I can't draw a straight, even line to save my life...so this was my solution.
YAY! They turned out so awesome!

6 comments:

Nail Nerd said...

Suuuuuuper pretty, well done! I'm way into purple right now for some reason and those are just lovely!

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

This looks so good! I love the gold and the flakies - awesome mani!

Irishenchantment said...

this is gorgeous the colours are really pretty for fall

shel xx

Gottwinkies said...

Nail Nerd, Thank-you so much! I hadn't thought of combining the flakies and purple until I saw one of your posts! I should ahve mentioned that, Sorry!

ABOP thank-you, that is high praise coming from you!(plus I bought that amazing purple from you!)

Shel-thank-you for following my blog, I meant to welcome you when I first saw a new follower, So I am thanking you now, awesome chick!

Paulina said...

like it!

Gottwinkies said...

Thanks, Paulina!!