Color blocking became a huge trend so I decided to do something my way on this theme. :e
I decided to use my new polish I just got from Morgan (I'll show you what I got soon :L ). Beach Cruiser is part of Orly's Summer Feel the Vibe 2012 collection. As soon as I applied it, it became my 2nd favorite Orly, right after Fancy Fuchsia. <3 It's bright vibrant neon pink with great formula. If you're careful, you can get away with 2 coats, if there are still some bald spots, you add another thin coat. It has satin finish so for a glossy look add a layer of TC. :)
I decided to match it with Wanna Kiss? from Essence. First I wanted to use neon with nude, but since I don't have one, I chose muted pastel pink. :) And to play with my manicure a bit more, I reverse the colors on my other hand. ^_^
I also did one quick tutorial how I did this manicure. Pictures in this post aren't the best, because the weather was really gloomy today. :/
Step 1: Add striping tape on fully dry base color.
Step 2: Paint the opposite color between tape.
Step 3: Carefully remove tape, while the color you just painted is still wet..
Step 4: Add a layer of top coat to smooth the surface.
Essence - Wanna Kiss? / 2 coats
Orly - Beach Cruiser / 2 coats
Beauty Secrets TC Fast Finish Polish Dryer
I'm in love with Beach Cruiser <3 I definitely need a back up! :$ Do you like my take on color blocking nails? Do you find these kind of tutorials helpful?