Green With Envy

Previously this summer, I tried out a diagonal tape mani while on my Alaskan cruise (check it out here). I loved the way the diagonal added a little excitement to the nails. After seeing Jen post her Orangey Red Nails, I knew that I had to share the mani I did this past weekend using this same technique.

As Brittany mentioned, we found some great deals at T.J. Maxx. I picked up the Color Club Poptastic Collection. The colors are bright and bold and I love them. I have been wanting to try out the green one, but needed a way to wear it. Since I don't usually wear greens (especially lighter, pastel greens), I decided a diagonal tape mani was just the solution!

I started off the mani with two coats of Color Club - Twiggie. This applied great. The color was opaque in one coat, but I added another for good measure :) The dry time was actually surprisingly fast too. Once I was completely positive Twiggie dried (tape can destroy a nice base color), I added my destick-ified tape pieces. I layered on Wet N' Wild - SaGreena the Teenage Witch. It had just enough shine to even out the pastel base. I was really pleased with the look and have decided that green is a color I will have to give a chance more often.
Taken outside in the sunlight
In the shade. You can really see my "oops" on my middle finger... 

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~ Nailed by Ericka ~

2 comments

Fingers | September 1, 2011 at 5:53 AM

I live for greens so I really love this mani!

Let's Get Nailed | September 1, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Greens are really growing on me too :)

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