Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fog Machines and Laser Rays

Hey!!  I hope everyone had an amazing weekend!  
If you have any idea where the title of this mani comes from - then you're stupid awesome!!!

I started with two coats of HITS Trendy, a really fun multi chrome that shifts from chartreuse to gold to green.  I really like this polish.  In some light, it gives you an almost metallic feel, and then it vanishes and you're left looking at another color all together.

I wasn't completely wild about the brush with this one, but it wasn't a huge issue.

Since I would be using scotch tape for the next step, I applied one coat of SV to protect my base color.

Using my small shears, I cut several thin strips of scotch tape and applied them in random places on my nails to create the laser effect.

Then, I applied one coat of Color Club Worth the Revvvolution, a great charcoal holographic.  I removed the strips of tape from each nail immediately after the coat of Revvvolution.  I finished it off with one more coat of SV.

I'm really pleased with the final look of this mani.  It's fun, it's random, and there's no right or wrong to it's creation!  I hope you enjoy it too!

Happy Painting!!


  1. Love all your swatches and nail art :)

  2. This is awesome! Trendy is so gorgeous and I love it paired with Revvolution like this.

    Lookout weekend 'cause here I come! - I'm a child of the 80s. =)

    1. YESSSSS!!! That was my jam when I was little ... and I still rock it when I'm getting ready for an epic weekend!!!!

  3. Wow, Love the base color on this one!

  4. Because weekends were made for fun! Lovely mani!!

  5. Gorgeous! Hits Trendy looks cool!

  6. This is stunning Nicole, you've done a fab job, and I love that HITS mari moon colour! Looks like Models Own Golden Green but better! I must get me some striping tape!

  7. i love this! you picked perfect colors for a laser mani!

  8. That is awesome!! I don't know how you made your cuts so straight on your scotch tape!! I would never be able to cut so well, which is why I bought striping tape off ebay!! The colors are amazing as well!! :)

  9. really been liking this trend been dying to do it just havent got the chance :/

  10. Holy crap! That just looks stunning to me! I must try this one day!

  11. That is a great combo! And yeah, the brushes on those Hits polishes are so weird:(

  12. shut up this is awesome AND you quoted debbie deb!
    i LOVE the base color - im totally doing a chrome under my next laser mani - nice job girl!

  13. This is a really fun combo!!!


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