Friday, 3 August 2012

Makeup Savvy 15 Day Nail Challenge - Day 3 - Chic

Day 3 of the Makeup Savvy Nail Challenge is Chic nails.
My first thought was to do a Shabby Chic design but I changed my mind as I wanted to try something I have never done before.
So I decided on Chic Grey Chevrons!





I used the tape method for this design and let me tell you if I never see a roll of tape again it will be too soon! I got in a right mess.
Most frustrating manicure ever. It honestly took FOUR attempts just to get my Ring and Pinky fingers right and they are still wonky.
But I don't care they can stay that way.

For this I used two coats of Nails Inc Charlotte Street for the base which I got in a pack from TK Maxx a while ago. Then I used GOSH Silver and Avon Matte in Grey Cement for the chevrons.

I want to try more tape manicures because despite the wonkiness I really like how this turned out, but there has got to be something easier to use than sellotape!

♥ A ♥ 

15 comments:

  1. I'm taking part in bits of this challenge too! It sounds really fun :) I love your creation for "Chic" -- so classy and amazing looking texture! Great job (^_^)

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    1. Thank you Maria, i loved your nails too, was close to doing something similar! x

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    2. You're most welcome and what can I say... Great minds think alike! ;)

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  2. I love this, I went shabby chic because I didn't have a clue what else to do! Medical tape is easier than sellotape, so a lovely nail friend told me. I haven't tried it yet though x

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    1. Thank you! I thought your nails were amazing, so pretty and detailed, really loved them! I shall give medical tape a try next time, I have also been told to try Scotch tape too! x

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  3. Love these nails! may try it out myself soon :) following via GFC, follow back?

    albertinebloves.blogspot.com

    x x

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  4. These are amazing, I love it! My 'chic' nails weren't anywhere near as adventurous! I always mess up tape manicures, mainly because the tape pulls off some of the base colour :)

    Gem xx flutterandsparkle.com

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    1. Thank you, I used a coat of Seche Vite between each layer to speed up the drying time and protect the colour underneath from the tape :)

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  5. This looks so pretty :) I always get in a flap using tape but you've done an amazing job :)

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    1. Thank you, I did get a bit confused and flustered at one point, had to cut myself out the tape using scissors! Tricky stuff that sellotape! :)

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  6. The manicure I did this week was the first time I've tried the tape method. I used a layer of seche vite after the first color - it hardens quickly so I didn't have to wait as long for the bottom layer to dry. Even though you don't love how it turned out, I do so I'm excited to try it out :D

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    1. Thank you! I did the same thing with the Seche Vite, great minds! :) x

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