Sunday, January 8, 2012

Rainbow Rows

Sometimes, a picture can affect me so strongly, that it will actually inspire a new mani! -- Come on, I didn't say it had to be classy or profound!!!


You know you laughed.


I started by using my striping brush to create the rainbow stripes - yes, even indigo! - down my nails.  I followed with a quick coat of SV.


Next, I cut small strips of scotch tape, and taped off the two sections on each nail.  (I decided to make two on each nail because my husband and I seem to have a habit of always seeing double rainbows!  I know ... awww!)


After I finished the taping, I applied one generous coat of black.


I finished with one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat.  This was my first experience using Wicked Fast.  And, I think it is safe to say that I am now addicted to it!  It has such a beautiful glass finish!  And it's definitely not just a clever name!  It dried ridiculously fast!!!  I was completely loyal to my SV top coat, but Wicked Fast just blew it out of the water!!!


I wanted to try a little something different on my right hand, so I taped off the tip only, then used black to create a fun rainbow french tip!


This was a lot of fun to create, and honestly didn't really take very long at all!  I hope you enjoy it!!!!  Happy Painting ladies!

Colors: Essie - Ups, Nicole by OPI - Nicole's Fave, Sally Hansen - Mellow Yellow 360, Misa - The Grass is Greener on my Side, China Glaze - First Mate, Color Club - Blue-Topia, Wet n Wild - On a Trip, Wet n Wild - Ebony Hates Chris

34 comments:

  1. Such a cute take on rainbow nails. I'd love to see a review of Cult Nails' top coat!

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  2. I love the rainbow french mani :) Super cute! I'll try it! :)

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  3. haha i did laughed! :) This is great! I love this.

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  4. EEK! I did say things about the Cult top coat! I guess I accidentally deleted it when I was adding the pictures! Updating ....

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  5. Thank you so much ladies!!! I'm glad you like it!

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  6. I love it with and without the black. Pinning it!

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  7. So cute! You're lines are so clean and perfect. I love this!!

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  8. Omg I love rainbows. This is amazing!

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  9. Wow, I had to pin this. Now I want to try doing something like it...

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  10. Aww thank you ladies!! I'm a sucker for rainbows too!!

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  11. This is a great mani. You chose really nice colors for it too. I'll have to copy you once I get a striping brush! (And maybe a steadier hand?)

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  12. Loving this and you inspiration picture haha! :)

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  13. wow! This mani looks amazing!

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  14. WOW! This is a truly stunning manicure and having a rainbow French tip is an awesome idea! I'm glad you were inspired to do this :-)

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  15. This looks AMAZING!!! I love both combos. So pretty. Love the inspiration, lol.

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  16. Love this mani and that unicorn picture is hilarious!

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  17. This so clever and love the pic ;)

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  18. What kind of tape do you use? How do you get the tape to not peel off the polish that's underneath it? That's what I'm having problems with.

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  19. I use regular scotch tape! Always be sure to use your top coat over your base color polish before using your tape. For this, I prefer to use Seche Vite, since it dries so quickly, and can be found at most grocery and drug stores, so it's always easy to stock up! Using this method, I never have any issues with the tape ruining the base color polish!

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  20. Ridiculously cute and LOL at the inspiration pic! Good to know about the Cult Nails Topcoat too!

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  21. This is so cute! And that picture made me laugh out loud, haha.

    I'm a new follower btw! Loving your blog!

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  22. Thanks for the tip about the tape and top coat. I'll try that as soon as I can! Love all your posts.

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  23. I think this is by far my favorite mani I've seen since New Years. I gotta try this once I get more colors!

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  24. ooouuhh ! so fantastic! i like this mani!!
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  25. Wow ! I love this.... and really love the rainbow tip!

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  26. LOL! that first picture is Epic and the creativity that you sprung from it is awesome! Well done!

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  27. This art is amazing!!! I love your blog! Thanks for entering my giveaway and sharing it on your blog and goodluck to you!! :)

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  28. I love both ways you did it, especially the rainbow tip!

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  29. I found your blog through Salla's Rainbow-nails. ♥ your blog! Amazing manicures :)

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  30. This is all sorts of gorgeous. I love both styles/ideas. Amazing!

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  31. I love you're blog <3
    Big love from Norway :)

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