Friday, November 23, 2012

Colorful Quilt Nail Art

I may have gone a bit overboard with this mani (there is a LOT going on), but I can't deny that striping tape is awesome. I wish I had thought to take an "in-progress" photo, since I had about six or seven pieces of tape on each finger. It was a bit time-consuming -- about three hours total -- but I really like the effect. If you can get past the rough edges and colors that don't quite go together, it's a fun manicure and a great use of striping tape.

For the base, I created a gradient using OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips (bottom) and OPI Panda-Monium. The colors in the quilt pattern were China Glaze For Audrey (top) and OPI Purple With a Purpose.

I think if I end up doing this mani again, I would use Purple With a Purpose at the tips and try OPI Fly as the bottom of the quilt pattern. But until then, I have so many more manicures I want to try with my new set of striping tape!

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