Saturday, February 15, 2014

TPA Group Challenge: Color Blocking

Hello my lovelies! It's finally Saturday. Boy was this week long! The theme for this week's TPA challenge is color blocking. I have to admit that I almost didn't take part in this one because I didn't have time to do the manicure and had no inspiration at first. But then I stayed up later last night and managed to do something last minute. I tend to do awful work under pressure, so I apologize if the result is a little weird. Here we go!



The combo of red and blue is one of my favorites. I did a color block mani a couple of years ago featuring these two colors (well with a bright coral instead of the red) and it was kind of a fail because the colors were rather transparent (post here). I decided to repeat the same color scheme and went with a mixed texture look. I also added some striping tape because I felt like something was missing.


I started with a base of my lovely Nails Inc Baker Street that went on flawlessly in two coats. I then added a coat of Seche Vite to make it dry faster and waited a while before adding the tape to mask the lower half of the nail. On the upper half I painted some Kiko 453 Cherry Red from the Sugar Mat collection. This went on a little sheer because it didn't adhere very well to the shiny surface. I did my best to get it opaque and removed the tape while it was still wet. I then waited for it to dry a bit and added the black striping tape. This tape didn't stay on very well because it wasn't secured with top coat but I still loved how it looked.


So what do you think? Would you wear this look? I personally think it's very edgy with the finish and color mix. To see some more amazing color block manicures make sure you check out these links:

Mihaela (Ela's Dreams) - http://elasdreams.blogspot.ro

Thanks for stopping by! 


30 comments:

  1. Foarte dragut!

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  2. Albastru ala e genial. Superba combinatia si manichiura.

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  3. Dumitrascu FlorentinaFebruary 15, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    sunt perfecte

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  4. superba combinatzie,imi place interpretarea ta :)

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  5. Marisa (Polish Obsession)February 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM

    What a fun combo!! Oh, how I love Baker Street!

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  6. I love the red one because I love textured polishes, but I am also a sucker for blue, particularly for the one you used. Wonderful combo ! :)

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  7. Nu e ciudat de loc ba e chiar interesant modelul tau ;)

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  8. Looks great! I've never used stripping as a design but I've always used it to create something. I might have to try what you did here since they look great. Very nice color blocking too!

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  9. Deci, repet, manichiura ta e minunata, iar Baker street e unul din cele mai frumoase albastre din cate am vazut! Trebuie sa-ti transmit ca si lui Silviu i-au placut tare mult unghiile tale si faptul ca sunt atat de frumos ingrijite. Te pup :*

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  10. Stephanie LovestruckLacquerFebruary 16, 2014 at 6:38 AM

    I love the different textures and the color combination :) your manis and pictures have improved since your last attempt!

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  11. Chiar daca erai sub presiune ai creat o manichiura perfecta. Superba combinatie de oje si rezultatul este pe masura, imi place foarte mult!

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  12. Imi place mult de tot cum arata manichiura, albastrul acela e de vis!

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  13. cat de frumoasa e oja albastra , frumoasa combintia :)

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  14. Multumesc! Genial e cuvantul potrivit!

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  15. Thank you! My thoughts exactly every time I use it or see it on somebody.

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  16. Thank you! That blue is really something!

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  17. I hardly use it like this because it doesn't stay on well. You should use a couple of coats of top coat if you do. Thank you!

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  18. Multumesc tare mult si ii multumesc si lui pentru cuvintele frumoase. Fac si eu ce pot haha. :-*

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  19. Thank you! And you are totally right. It makes me very happy that my work has improved so much.

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  20. Multumesc mult! Cu asta am avut noroc. Nu se intampla totdeauna asa.

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