Wednesday, August 3, 2011

double lightning bolt success!

Good morning!
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.)

38 comments:

  1. This looks so good!! Good job!! :-)

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  2. that looks great!! I recently started looking at Nailside and am also blown away by some of her designs. I haven't attempted this yet but you did an awesome job!

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  3. Was just over at Nailside yesterday and pondering a lightning bolt mani. I LOVE the use of holo for the middle - it really pops. You did such a fantastic job!

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  4. Rebecca, this is awesome!!!!! I love DV8 next to the black!!

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  5. Awesome! Congrats on a job well done! I haven't attempted this yet....as I am not very coordinated when it comes to tape mani's...actually most nail art mani's!

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  6. this looks lovely, well done and wonderful color choices!

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  7. That's amazing! I wish I could do nail art this well! I love it!

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  8. Rebecca, you totally nailed it! I'm so proud of you haha. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colours you picked!! Very badass!

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  9. you did an awesome job! i need to try this one out too!

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  10. I love this! What a beautifull colour combination!

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  11. You did it & it's freaking beautiful !

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  12. It is so gorgeous, I am speechless!

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  13. Very cute. I love the DV8 bolt, beautiful color!

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  14. This looks great! I love tape manis, but mine usually turn out bad.. :D

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  15. Its such an awesome mani!! love it..

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  16. it looks amazing! glad it worked out for you!

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  17. AMAZING!!! Truly impressive... Iove the polishes you used and the finishes!

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  18. That looks totally awesome!! So clean and just gorgeous!!

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  19. This is sooo pretty! I love DV8!! Your franken looks pretty btw, I can't wait to see swatches:)

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  20. Score! That looks great! I know it would take me a lot more than just 3 attempts to master this.... Tape and I do not get along well. In fact, we're not even on speaking terms right now. lol

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  21. I've been meaning to try this one too but I have so many other ideas :P This looks really good and the colors are great together!

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  22. Where Did You Get The Nail Art Wheel Because I Have Over 100 Nail Polishes and I would Like To Know The Difference!

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  23. @Debra - You can find them at Sally Beauty Supply or on ebay!

    @Kelly - I swatched it ages ago! It's in my popular posts over there ---->

    Thank you everyone!

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  24. Super cute and great color combo!

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  25. wow, the holo blue stands out so pretty!

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  26. @Rebecca Thank You so Much! I really Appreciate It!

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  27. most definitely a success! I love this color combo!!!

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  28. i just did my first tape mani and i know what you mean, your lines are so clean i need to practice the results are so worth it!

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  29. love this! i should definitely try a tape mani!

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