Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge: Taping

Hi chickies!

It's time for another challenge day in the Mish Mash Challenge hosted by Kimbers Lacquer Korner! Today's theme is taping. I have a very love hate relationship with taping, striping tape to be more specific... I absolutely love the effect it can give but really hate cutting all those stupid little pieces! They always find a way to get stuck all over me -_- But I wanted to do something really cool for this challenge so I sucked it up and cut 2673857489 little pieces of tape.

I'm not sure where this design idea came from, it actually wasn't my first idea but I couldn't quite get that one to work out without swearing profusely! So I just kind of stuck some tape on my nails until I had something I remotely liked ;) 

To start this design I painted all of my nails with two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and then two coats of China Glaze Orange Knockout on top of that. Once my nails were dry (I used some Poshe top coat to speed up drying time ;) ) I put the vertical pieces of tape on my nails. I put one piece horizontally to make the cut off line nice and clean. I painted over the tape with Lime Crime Peaches <3 Cream and pulled the tape off. When that was dry I put the horizontal pieces of tape on and painted over those pieces with the same polish. After I pulled the tape off I did some touch ups with a striping brush, top coated everything with Poshe and I was done! 







I really quite like how the final result looks! It was a little time consuming but I definitely think it was worth it. What do you guys think? Do you use striping tape? Is there an easier way to cut all those pieces because I don't think I can handle the nightmares!! ;) 

Thanks guys and don't forget to check out everyone else's taping nails! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with :) 






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  1. That is a perfect striping mani Kristine, well done!

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  2. Awesome striping mani! Love the color combo!

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    1. Thank you!! I really love doing tone on tone color combos they're so much fun! :)

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  3. Great color combo and awesome result. Your use of striping tape is simply perfect!

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  4. You can't go wrong with that color combo! Damn im so upset i never got any lime crime polishes before they got so pricey :(

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    1. I don't use orange very often but when I finally do I always wonder why I don't use it ever! I love my lime crimes I didn't even know they got more expensive that's so sad!! :( thanks so much tho Diana! :)

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  5. Dang! That's a nutso amount of tape you snipped Ms. K. LOL I do believe it was well worth the effort...me likey! <3

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    1. Thanks so much inky lady!! <3 I wish it was easier to cut cuz I always love striping tape manis!

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  6. LOL re: 2673857489 pieces of tape. Very, very funny and totally relate-able.

    Kristine...this mani turned out fabulous. It may not have been what you had in mind at the outset, but it certainly ended up primo. The design is original and the chosen polishes, super!

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    1. Totally right? And there's always those piece that you find days later on your chair and on your pillow -_- lol!!

      Thank you so very much for your kind words Lisa! :) I find that sometimes the unexpected manis are best kind!

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  7. I bet that was time consuming but it's so fresh! It looks like a summer cocktail colourwise, I love your choices! And I really like the horizontal + vertical parts together, such a great match!
    I had a laugh at your billions pieces of tape, too, LOL :)

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    1. Oh it really was time consuming but alls fair in love and polish right?!? ;) I never looked at it like a summer cocktail but that's definitely one I would want to drink! Lol! Thank you so much Simona :)

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  8. This is super duper pretty .. I would not have had the patience to do this.. Looks like an orange creamsicle ;)

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    1. Thank you so much lady!!! :) I didn't think I would have the patience either I almost quit a few times! Striping tape can be super frustrating but I'm glad I took the time to finish :)

      Orange creamsicles are my favorite!! Darn I never thought of it that way!

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  9. LOL! I actually burst out laughing with that number! Your lines are perfect - completely worth the time it took you! I like Simona's comment - "like a summer cocktail". I get orange dreamsicle from it.

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    1. Lol! I'm glad I can be a comedic relief here! ;) how about an orange dreamsicle summer cocktail! That sounds delicious! Lol! Thanks so much lady :)

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  10. Your lines are so perfect and this mani is the perfect summer mani!

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    1. Wow thanks so much Meredith! You are too kind! :)

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  11. Gooooorgeous! This color combo is amazing ^^ It was worth the 26460866456 pieces of tape all over you ;)

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    1. Hey and I low balled that number! Hahah! Thank you so much lady!!! :)

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  12. Hey,
    great pics and a sweet design!
    Love
    Tabea

    http://wolkedrei.blogspot.de/

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  13. This is such a cute summertime mani, Kristine! Even though you have a love/hate relationship with taping, this came out terrific. The color combination makes me think of orange creamsicles hehe. :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much lady! :) it totally makes me want some orange creamsicles now lol!

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  14. Ok, you may have spent the last 298756 days cutting tape, but it was so worth it!! This is perfect! Every line is so crisp! And it looks like something I want to eat!

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    1. LOL thank you so much Dionne!! I did kind of... maybe want to take a bite out of my nails ;) hahah

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  15. Awwwh! This is adorable and it turned out perfect! You girl have all the patience in the world!

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    1. Oh wow thank you so much!!! :) The funny thing is I don't have patience at all unless its for nails lol!

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  16. I love this! I have that same love/hate relationship with striping tape, which is why I wouldn't even attempt to do a mani like this. You my dear have some patience! Great job!

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    1. Isn't it so annoying to cut? Thank you so much Gini!! :) Your striping tape mani was so gorgeous!!! :)

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  17. Wow! Very pretty! I love the bright orange and how it really pops :)

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I knew I definitely wanted to put a neon underneath to really give it some depth :)

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  18. Oooh I really like this! Love the colours and your lines are so perfect! Great stuff!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Tone on tone has always been one of my favorite things to do :)

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  19. I. Love. This!!!!! The colors are so beautiful and the stripes are perfect. Seriously fabulous manicure!!!!!

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    1. Eeeeep thank you so much lady!!!! :) you're too nice!!! :)

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  20. I love how bright and fun this is. And you beat me cuz I only cut 2673857488 little pieces of tape...but yes, they do end up stuck everywhere don't they? :) Great job here and totally worth the effort!

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    1. LOL they really do! Thank you so much :) I would definitely do this again!

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  21. This is so pretty, I lovely orange manis! And your taping is so well done :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I don't use orange nearly as much as I should it really is such a pretty color :)

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  22. Omg this looks amazing! Great job! :)

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