Today I have some nail art for you. Awesome nail art.
A lot of you probably already know about the blog Nailside.
Jane is lovely and does some RIDICULOUSLY good tape manis.
She posts something that blows my mind almost every day.
You might remember I tried the Double Lightning Bolt before, here.
I tried a second time with no photographic evidence.
Well, Jane, the third time was the charm.
Yup. I did it.
(Yes I am holding my franken, there was no other bottles near me when I took pictures!)
I started my lightning bolt mani with the polish I was already wearing, Essence - Movie Star. (This was the base of my recent Born Pretty mani, I removed the rhinestones and covered the stamping with the bolts.)
I find it impossible to do a tape mani unless my base color is at least a few hours old. If it is fresh I always screw it up.
I did my first taped section with China Glaze - DV8. Most holos dry really quickly so you can tape over them almost right away!
And the second taped section was done with Wet N Wild Black Creme.
Thick coat of Seche Vite, and it's finished!
I love this look so much and I'm so happy that I managed to do it right, finally!
Thanks for the inspiration, Jane! Now I need to try and do some of your other amazing tape manis.
(Hopefully they all won't take 3 attempts.)