Saturday, July 21, 2012

Step by Step: Color Blocking Manicure

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. ^_^

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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.

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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?

Xoxo,
Ivana :k

27 Comment(s):

  1. predobro, idem radit istu manikuru ;-D

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  2. i want your naaaailssssss :P

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  3. waaaaw! ta mi je pa noro ušeč! ;)

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  4. ohh its great i love :L

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  5. Looks beautiful! I wish I could get my striping tape to work.

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  6. You should stop making tutorials....when I read them I wanna try myself and I'm always doing a mess LOL!!!!!!

    Jokes apart, this is a great job! Clear and precise!! I hope my practicing will be leading me to such a result! Thank you for sharing your technique.
    And...yes. I'm in love with Orly neons too!

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  7. love this tutorial! great color combo!

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  8. Orly one looks realy delicious :) Where did you buy yours?

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    1. I got it in a swap with Morgan from US. :)

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  9. thanks for this tutorial!
    I want to try it!!! Can I redo your mani? :) I'll post my mani and your link of this post on my blog :)
    But I just fell in love with this mani :) congrats!
    http://cocosnailss.blogspot.fr

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    1. Of course you can, that'd be awesome! :) Thank you!

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  10. Super je. Hvala za tutorial, bom enkrat poskusila.

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  11. Oh I love those colors! And mani looks also so funny that I guess I have to try it maybe just with other colors:)

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  12. :b I'm a fan of this manicure. Congratulations. Beautiful combination of colors :e

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  13. your nails are sooo beautiful! love love this manicure! i agree that is one beautiful polish :)

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  14. super mi je kombinacija neon i ove njezne roze boje, veliki plus je sto su razliciti uzorci a opet se ponavljaju

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  15. Oooh, I love this! Wish I had the patience for this kind of nail art!

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  16. My first comment here, even i follow you for months now. Beatiful nails Ivana, realy beatiful :) And very nise pink manicure.
    http://jelenaswonderfulcolors.blogspot.com/

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  17. hej!

    Lepi nohtki in še lepša manikura :)
    me pa zanima kje si kupila tale sivi trakec?

    lp

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