Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Severina, Finger Paints and striping tape


Severina Chameleon ~ 615  
Dark dusty greyish green with shimmer

meets

Fingerpaints ~ Late Night Rendezvous  
Blue glitter

I’ve been wanting to try out my striping tape for quite a while, but haven’t really been up to it before now. So let me show you my very first striping tape mani!

I started out with a polish that I got from sweet Anastasia from Little World of Coloured Nails. It’s Severina Chameleon #615, and it’s a dark dusty green with lots of grey in it. I’ve had it sitting in my pile of untrieds for quite a while, but today is the day!

The formula was OK, and the pigmentation was fine. It was opaque in two coats, and the drying time was good. I like it when polishes dry before I dent them, LOL!

Here’s what 615 looks like, without top coat:



I’m quite impressed with pretty much all the polishes Anastasia sent me, and this is no exception. Pigmentation is great, and the polish evens out nicely, leaving a really good result! Score!


Now for the actual purpose of this base: Striping tape! I cut out little bits of tape and put them on my nails. Four pieces of striping tape on each nail. And then I painted the whole thing with Finger Paints “Late Night Rendezvous”, which is a gorgeous blue glitter with a teal undertone.


I did one nail at a time, and removed the striping tape right after applying the glitter. And I sealed my mani up with NYC fast drying top coat in the end.




The funny thing about this is that the Severina is also called Chameleon, and that’s exactly how it made the Finger Paints react. It turned green! I was amazed!!


Here’s the bottle shot. The Finger Paint is holding the striping tape on the brush handle :)


I must admit that using striping tape was more work than I expected it to be, and very fiddly - but I really love the result, so it will not be the last time I do this. Next time I’ll try with polishes with bigger difference between the colours.

What do you think – is this something you’d do yourself? Have you any great bit of advice about striping tape for me?

20 comments:

  1. Wow, this is so pretty - one of my favorites from you :)

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    1. Ooooo, I love to hear that!! Thank you so much :)

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  2. One of the best striping manis i have seen in a long time!
    The color combo is beautifull :)
    Tape manis are a great fiddle... But worth it :)

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    1. The most difficult thing to handle is that I'm doing hand number two while the nails on the first hand are still wet - that definitely doesn't make it easier :D
      And thank you soooo much!!!

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  3. I like manicures with striping tape, they're looks amazing! And your mani is one of them :) So I need to try it right now! :)
    P.S. I'm glad that you are enjoying polishes from my parcel. I find them very good looking on your nails :)

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    1. I absolutely love the polishes you sent me, and find it very difficult to wait until the next parcel show up here :)
      I'm looking forward to seeing you using striping tape as well!

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  4. I love it! I'm awful at using striping tape but I love the effects you can create with it

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    1. Me too! It was quite a lot of work with the tape, that wouldn't always do as I wanted it to do. But I'm so pleased with how this turned out :)

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  5. So pretty! I really want to try a striping tape mani. I just need to track down some tape first. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I'm really looking forward to seeing a striping tape mani on you - I know it'll look really great! :)

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  6. YAY for striping tape!! Yes it is a pain to work with-but it gets better with practice

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    1. I guess I just have to practice a lot! :)

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  7. Nice tape mani! :) I didn't know Severina has polishes, but I'm using Severina nail polish remover at the moment :)

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    1. Can you get Severina in Germany? I have got to look out for that next time I come around :)

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  8. When I got my striping tapes, I said I'll do ALL THE striping manis in the world. SMH, I've only used them like 3 times ever since.

    But I digress.. Lol.. Your result is awesome and inspires me to get my taps out for use.

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    1. Please, please do! I would love to see some of the amazing tape manis you can do! :)

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