Monday, August 6, 2012

Monkey See Monkey Do Mondays: Striping Tape Plaid


Monkey See Monkey Do Mondays are where we re-create manis from different blogs or pictures we have "pinned" on Pinterest, and link back to the original blogger!

Today I decided to put on my big girl undies and try a striping tape mani! For some reason tape manis of any kind scare me! >_<

Here is the original that I decided to attempt. This is from The Polished Squirrel, a cute blog that you all should follow! (please click on the image or the blog title to be sent to her site!) I love the colors she chose! So fun! And the design, I thought to myself, I can do that too! (hopefully!)

I love how mine turned out! Yes, there is a little boo-boo on the pointer finger but I still lurve it! :) I used China Glaze Kalahari Kiss as the base with OPI You Don't Know Jacques Suede as the over-color (is that the word I'm looking for?). I love how it looks all warm and comfy like a fall sweater! :) Oh and this suede rocked as an over-color(?), perfect application and opaqueness! :)

Here is a photo to show you China Glaze Kalahari Kiss on it's own. This color is so unique in my collection! It's gorgeous! Like a straw/khaki color!

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  1. Really cool! I love the colors that you chose for this mani. I need to get some striping tape, so convenient for these kinds of manis!

  2. Amazing combination and you totally rocked it! Don't know what you were scared about ;)

    1. I was afraid it would come out all gloopy.

  3. It is gorgeous!! I love kalahari kiss.

  4. Thank you so much for featuring my design! I LOVE your version - the suede is perfect! And the colors go great together! :) And striping tape is so much harder than it looks - you did a great job :)

    1. Thank you for being an inspiration! :)


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