Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Zig Zag tape manicure

Welcome back lovelies

I am so excited about tonights manicure. This is my first attempt at using striping tape to create a pattern and also my first attempt at a sponged gradient. The two techniques combined created this fab looking manicure.

For this look I used Barry M Teal as my base colour. I then layered one stunning coat of Color Club Metamorphosis to create a pretty shimmery look.

I then cut lots of little pieces of striping tape and added them to each nail in a zig zag design. With the tape still in place I sponged a thin layer of Barry M Shocking Pink and a thin layer of Color Club Wing Fling.

Two thick coats of Seche Vite even out any raised surfaces and bought out the sparkle in theses polishes even more. My inspiration for this look was taken straight from the amazing Carolina of Colores de Carol. If you havent already checked out her fab nail art blog then you should do so right now! Many of Carolinas manicures are saved in my 'to do' folder.

I hope you enjoyed this manicure, I am really looking forward to trying this again with darker colours

Louise xx


  1. These colors are fantastic. They're so shimmery!

  2. LOVE this style Mini.... Just think of all the different colours you'll be able to use for this. I may ask for this at our nail party in a few weeks but maybe black and gold???? xxx

  3. Love it :-)) x x

  4. very pretty :) i did something similar, too