Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Lilypad Lacquer - The Dotted Tape Mani

Hi Goddesses

A bright and fun post for you today.

This started off as a fairly normal tape mani - OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on base, and then a gradient (on some nails; some nails used just one colour) of 2 lovely Lilypad holos - Too Much Excitemint (the darker one) and Aquadisiac (the paler one).

I quite liked how the tape mani turned out - and isn't it funny how patterns conjure certain things, even if the colour scheme is wrong?  This still looked nautical to me, even though it used green instead of blue lol.

Because my nails were short, I thought they needed another pattern on top to pop a little, and I considered glitter and stamping before settling on ... dots.  Wow, I must use dots more often lol.

I wanted a bit more grit in the mani, so picked KIKO 632, their Sugar Mat red - and so vibrant it is too.  I love the way it plays off the smoothness of the holo.

Overall I really like the effect.  I'm quite intrigued by the layering of patterns at the moment, and I've been putting dots over all sorts of things lol.

Do you prefer it with or without the dots?

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