Monday, 8 July 2013

Digit-al Dozen DOES .... Tape Manis .... NEON

Hi Goddesses

This month, Digit-al Dozen is doing tape manis, a style that has fascinated me for 2 years.  They're not easy - a bit like stamping, they demand practice, practice, practice - but the pay off is immense, so much so that I think today's nail art is possibly THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE!!

I first came across tape manis on Nailside's blog, with her famous laser manis.   Since then, I've seen others - mainly Nailasaurus and Manicurator - take them to new levels of patience and precision.  My week this week is quite mixed up - there are a couple of more complex manis, as well as 2 extremely simple ones.

So, remember last week how I said Neon Week wasn't really over?  Uh huh, Exhibit A, m'lud :)  I did this last weekend and didn't take it off for 4 days, somewhat of a record for me!  It's just so damned bright and cheerful.

It's also one of those manis that's a sum of more than its parts.  It works, spectacularly, but not because I've done anything special, just because the colours ROCK, especially that green, which I almost didn't use.

So what do we have going on?  Well, the base was Jacava Mont Blanc, which I reviewed yesterday, and then I laid my tape on top.  Using small nail art brushes I then used -
* Sally Hansen Limestone
* China Glaze Papaya Punch
* OPI A Roll In The Hague
* China Glaze Igniting Love 
* w7 Fuchsia

Enjoy - I'll be back tomorrow with a reciprocal gradient tape mani.  Yeh, dig that!  Lol xx :)

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