Creative musings in bright colors

Purple X

You guys. This took SO MUCH STRIPING TAPE. Oh my god. 18 pieces per nail. I almost died. It took me 15 minutes per nail just to place them all! I thought this was going to be a medium fast mani (as many tape manis are) and it was NOT. Then again, it looks awesome!

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The art (aka lots of X-shapped stripes) was inspired by @nailsbysophiaa. I kinda like her pink-to-blue gradient better than mine shades-of-purple one (you can honestly barely see the gradient) but I needed it to be purple, so hey! Still works.

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Colors
~ Purple: Sephora X – Ignition
~ Purple metallic: Zoya – Giada
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Gold holo: ILNP – Fame

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I guess I’m really liking striping tape right now…Monday, yesterday, and tomorrow’s manicures are all tape-based! It looks like next week is going to be mostly shades of blue and teal (I do go in phases…).

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Ah well, hope you enjoyed! And Happy Thanksgiving if you are in the US. I didn’t do any themed manis this year, I kept doing turkeys in past years and they never came out right so I just didn’t try!

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Comments on: "Purple X" (6)

  1. Such a pretty combo of colors and the design is lovely! Would doing it all as “decals” using a stamping plate design for the lines have been easier since you have mastered that “leadlight” technique?

    • Honestly, it would have been faster! I do love striping tape, but this was a pain in the butt. Sadly, I don’t have that type of stamping plate.

  2. myishia simmons said:

    Wow! You’re right the outcome is fantastic. I have been wanting to do an X design in shades of blue inspired by Lacquer Style. However, I will totally be cheating and just doing a stamped decals. Yours for is awesome though.

  3. 18 pieces per nail? Dayummm you have a lot of patience! It turned out awesome!

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