Nicole by OPI – You’re an Angel

Nicole by OPI – You’re an Angel

Pink really isn’t a color that goes along with my personality, but I couldn’t resist.  This polish had a certain je ne sais quoi that attracted me to it.  Maybe it was the ever so slight shimmer with a touch of gold, or maybe I was just feeling girly 🙂

Either way – it came home with me.  Also, it didn’t hurt that my local drug store was selling off a huge chunk of their Nicole by OPI polishes for 75% off 😉

This mani was inspired by a multitude of manicures from this blog here.  She is so good with her scotch tape manicures, that it actually looks easy.  Unfortunately.  It’s not.  Time and time again, I try different designs with tape, but I just can’t get a smooth line.  It’s so frustrating!!

Here’s my try 🙂 :

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As much fun as I had with the challenge…..it’s nice to be back on my own schedule.

The links for the participants themed manicures are still up for viewing, if anyone wants to take a peak at some awesome creations.  To the right is a link to the Pre Spring Challenge, and you will find each days entries linked there.

Scotch Tape Manicure

My first real try at more than one line 🙂  I’ve done one strip of tape diagonally, but this was a little different.  After the gold glitter (China Glaze Blonde Bombshell) I taped off the tips (french manicure style) and painted them black.

I wasn’t happy with that (my nails are still too short 😦 ) so, after the Seche topcoat dried, I taped again diagonally painting on more black polish.  Added more Seche, and tadah!  I think it looks pretty good, and is definitely something I will continue practicing – I would love to perfect this technique!  The scotch tape mani!

Check out this blog – some really fantastic scotch tape manicures 🙂

And here are mine!