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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

OMD2 31DC - Mint


Today's post is my first post of my first ever 31 day challenge! I realized that I can probably paint my nails once a day for 31 days but it's getting myself to edit pictures and write posts that will be my real challenge. I was supposed to do this post last night but kept procrastinating... I re-painted my toes a few times... editing pictures just isn't my favorite thing to do lol

Anyway this look is inspired by this mani by Missy aka Gnarly Gnails. I loved the tone on tone stripes look and recreated it in mint colors. This design is surprisingly easy to do too. Just paint half your nail one color, and the other half the other color. Once dry, apply striping tape across your nails and then paint each half again with the other color. See Missy's tutorial here it will make more sense! When I first saw this design I thought she used like 10 little pieces of striping tape and it took her like an hour but no it's so easy! I'll definitely be doing this again!

For my take on this design I had this idea of using the stripes to "transition" between the two colors. I played around with the thickness of the stripes to try and create that effect. 



The polishes I used are China Glaze - Refresh Mint (lighter one) and Ciate - Pepperminty (darker one). 

What do you think of this mani?

Edit: Here's the prompts if you would like to join! Full rules here!


14 comments:

  1. This looks great! I love the design you got using the striping tape too! I might have to give it a try now.

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  2. That looks really cool, I like that effect you created!

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  3. This looks amazing! I like the two greens together, they do work well :-)

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    1. thank you! I'm pretty happy with how this turned out too :)

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  4. This is such a beautiful manicure and such a great idea for stripey nails! I love how striking the reverse stripes look :) xx

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    1. thank you! I'll definitely be doing this again in different colors!

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  5. This look fantastic! I love the design you created, and the two colors go terrificly together. :)

    ~ Yun

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  6. Awesome nail art! :) Good luck on the challenge! I could never finish a 31 day challenge. Haha. Too lazy! :) Anyway, the colors you used here are perfect!

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    1. didn't you do that moyou challenge contest? I hate doing posts otherwise I could probably paint my nails everyday... if I had a photographer and writer/photo editor loll... thanks! :)

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