Dienstag, 23. April 2013

The Nail Challenge Collaborative - Pastels - Week 2

Hello everyone!

I'm getting closer to catching up with everyone in the Nail Challenge Collaborative~ yay~

Today, I'm continuing with the second mani for the current challenge theme: pastels. I didn't really have something specific in mind, except for doing something that would involve striping tape. I have to admit that the mani didn't work out exactly like I had hoped, but I still liked it.



I started this mani with two coats of a sheer white polish by MNY, a discontinued brand. I didn't want it to be a stark white. Looking at it now, a stark white might have been better though. I let that dry over night, because I tend to be too impatient and ruin the base when applying the tape.

The next morning, I grabbed my favorite set of pastels - probably the first ever edition of polishes that I bought a whole set of - essence Blossoms etc. from spring 2011. My absolute favorite yellow polish was part of this collection and I'm soooo glad I bought a backup.

Before sponging those colors onto my nails, I applied the striping tape. That worked better then last time! The tape came of with ease and the taped lines were nice and crisp. I topped it with a generous coat of essence BTGN Top Sealer to smooth it out and make it shiny.



As you can see, the white underneath looks like a pastel itself. A stark white might have provided the better contrast here. But I'm not going to  complain. This way, it's a subtle striping tape mani. To me it looks like a field of spring blossoms with a fence or something in front?

What do you think? What would you have done differently?

Thanks for reading!


Kommentare:

  1. Du hasts echt soooo drauf! Bin immer total neidisch :)

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    1. Danke für das Kompliment. Im Vergleich mit anderen nail bloggern hab ich aber noch einen langen Weg vor mir...

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  2. das sieht ja traumhaft aus!
    liebe gruesse!

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  3. WOW das sieht echt sooo schön aus, ich würde das in 10 Jahren nicht so hinbekommen!

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    1. Wäre es einen Versuch wert? Das Sponging ist ja eigentlich einfacher als "normal" zu lackieren ^^

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  4. This is totally sweet - I love pastels, and this is so delicate and yet different - love it!

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    1. If there were flowers growing on my "fence" it would have been the ultimate manicure, I guess :D But I need to practice to draw flowers as pretty as yours <3

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  5. Oh, so gefallen mir auch Pastelltöne. Kommt sofort in meinen 'Inspirationsordner' (bin so frei ;o)). Toll gemacht.

    Liebe Grüße,
    Elena

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    1. Das freut mich jetzt aber sehr, dass dir sowas helles zusagt und dann auch noch im Inspirationenorder landet *blush* Dann bin ich mal gespannt, zu was es dich inspiriert ^^

      LG zurück

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