Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Twinsie Tuesday: Tape Manicure

This week's Twinsie Tuesday features something extremely foreign to me: nail art. *dun dun dun* The theme is a tape manicure and I'd never attempted one before. But like a good twinsie, I gave it the ol' college try. I paired OPI Fly and OPI Did It On 'Em, both from the Nicki Minaj Collection, together for this mani. I turned out much better than I expected, given my incredibly limited nail art skills, but I still don't think it looks too hot.

As you can see, I had a little bit of trouble with some polish seeping under the tape line on my index finger, so I tried to fix that freehand and I think I would up doing more harm than good. That line is seriously wonky-looking. I really like how this color combo turned out but I still have to refine my technique a lot more, although I honestly enjoy seeing other people's art creations much more than I would trying to replicate them myself. This was a fun look to try out for me though because I never would have attempted it on my own. I learned all the way back in elementary school art class that I am "artistically challenged." But a tape mani is straightforward enough that nail art n00bs like me can pull it off...or at least try to haha.

Fortunately though, the Twinsie Tuesday group is full of a lot of incredibly talented nail art fanatics, so I'm sure they came up with some much more impressive tape manicures for today! So check 'em out if you're feeling artsy. ;)

Amanda: http://amandalandish.blogspot.com/
Anna: http://goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/
Anne: http://grapefizz.blogspot.com/
Ashley: http://artevolve.blogspot.com/
Brandi: http://thecollegiatenail.blogspot.com/
ChiChi: http://beautystarr1009.blogspot.com/
Jenn: http://allthatisgorgeous.blogspot.com/
Jenna: http://www.jennafroggy.com/
Katherine: http://hauloffame.blogspot.com/
Marisa: http://marijonails.blogspot.com/
Meredith: http://polishandcharms.blogspot.com/
Nory: http://fiercemakeupandnails.blogspot.com/
Rachel: http://topcoatit.com/
Sarah: http://seesarahswatch.blogspot.com/


  1. i think it looks awesome! good job!

  2. You did a wonderful job on this!!! :D

  3. Love the color combo! "Artistically challenged"...that's hilarious! :)

  4. So bright and cheerful! I love it!

  5. very pretty shades! turned out great :)


  6. Great combo, love both of these colors - looks awesome together! :)

  7. Such a fun color combo! Count me as a nail art n00b.

  8. * Count me in as... forgot the "in"

  9. This looks great! I love the colors!

  10. Great spring and summer combo! Great job!

  11. I'm in love with this color combo! :)

  12. I love these 2 shades used together. I have only used them on a homa mani (2 nails one shade on one hand - 3 nails that shade on other hand - then the opposite shade filling in the opposite nails). I am not sure if there is another name for this kind of mani - it's different than a skittle most certainly. I would be thrilled if my tape manis came out this good. I am going to try a few techniques I have read about...different tapes, and coating the underside of the tape with oil to see if I can keep away the bleed. I wish I had a steady hand to do them freehand.

  13. This turned out great, I LOVE the color combo!

  14. I love this look, you really have an eye for colours, those go great!



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