Monday, February 25, 2013

Accessorize and Isadora - in black and grey tape mani


Accessorize ~ Lolite  
Metallic silver with a purple tone
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Isadora ~ Black Galaxy
Black with holographic glitter

Today I have another one of my tape manis for you. I started out with a polish which I got in a blog sale, namely Lolite from Accessorize. It’s a metallic silver, but with a purple/mauve-ish undertone. It says on the cap “Metalized – One coat”, and that is actually true. It is indeed a one coater, and an easy one to work with too! Drying time is good. The only downside is that it reveals every imperfection on your nails, but nothing that a good base coat can’t fix :)

Here’s one coat, no top coat:


You should be able to see the mauve undertone on that pic!

I waited until I was absolutely sure that my nails were dry before I taped them diagonally across and painted the “bare bit of nail” with Isadora’s Black Galaxy. It only took one coat to make it look good. I love black polishes with a little extra added to them, and the holographic glitter does wonder for this black.



I striped the line between the two polishes with a silver glitter striper from Flexbrush. Apparently it hasn’t got an actual name or number. Then I topped it all with two coats of BK top coat, and my mani was done:


Here are the pretty polishes lined up:


This is a design that I really like. It’s simple and looks so different depending on the colours you use. I think this black and silver grey look is totally awesome – but what do you think? Are you also into tape manis?

18 comments:

  1. Love this. Definitely need to try a tape mani like this.

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  2. It have a great punk rock feeling! I love it :)

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    1. Ooooh, that definitely sounds like a cool feeling. Thanks!!

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  3. I love it! Colors looks so well together!

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    1. I admit that I also like the way this turned out :)

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  4. So pretty! I love the color combinations! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  5. I love the purple undertone in base polish! And this design is quite simple but looks brilliant! :)

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    1. Thank you :) I like simple, it often makes it easier on the eye :)

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  6. Oh yeah this is really awesome! I love it

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    1. Thank you - I found it rather cool myself too :)

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