Monday, May 13, 2013

Makeup Monday: Colorful Tips Tutorial


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Products used: Orly Bonder base coat, OPI "Pink Flamenco", Nailene Perfect Tips polish guides, China Glaze "Flip Flop Fantasy", Revlon quick dry top coat.

In retrospect, I should have used different colors to demonstrate this manicure- the bright tips photographed too close to my skin color. I'm sorry about that! The beauty of this is that you can use any colors you want, and you need absolutely no nail art skills. I'm proof of that, because I can barely paint my nails, let alone do anything fancy with them. I'm all about a way to cheat, whether it's these nail guide strips, paper reinforcements (see my half moon manicure here), or simple scotch tape. The trick to using these strips is to be patient and let the first color dry completely, and to remove the strip as soon as you paint the tips (or else you risk pulling up the polish). Have you ever tried this technique, before? Or do you prefer the free-hand route?



23 comments:

  1. This is so cute, I'm going to try this :)

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    Amor GLAMOROZA.NET

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  2. Gorgeous idea ! looks so cute !

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  3. So pretty-I need to try this although I doubt it'll look as good as this!

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  4. I love those nail tip stickers! Makes it easy for those with shaky hands like me to get french tips. :D

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  5. Very. Your nails seems to be little because you put the lightest color on top of these.
    But it's nice

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  6. Oh what a brilliant idea! I could totally do that! I'm with you, I am proud when I paint just one colour on neatly. Can't wait to try this.

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  7. Such a gorgeous pink! Love love love pink nail varnish, I just can't get enough of it!

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  8. That's such a cute nail design.
    I have the revlon top coat too and just love it - it looks so shiny in your pictures.

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  9. Would love to try this in black and white- nice tutorial :)

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  10. This is so pretty! I love it ♥

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  11. i am so trying this later today! super cute.

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  12. How pretty!
    I tried it, but I always do a half mess.. I should retry!
    xoxo

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  13. cute nail art :*

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  14. It´s sooo lovely. I have to try that <3

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    xx

    glamdevils

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  15. It is nice and easy way how to do french nails for beginners. Good job!
    I prefer free hand. But I use tape for more complicated designs. :) It works great!

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