Saturday, January 12, 2013

Day 12 Tape Mani!

Hi Everyone!!! Happy Saturday!!  Today's theme in the Crumpet Nail Tart's Challenge is tape mani.  The 2nd I saw this day when the Challenge was first introduced I knew what I was going to do!  It's not really new to me because you've seen me do this before on a MSMD day BUT not with the colors I just HAD to use!!!  I decided to, once again, copy the ever talented and lovely (even if she has a big head LOL) Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails.  

Sarah and I are friends in real life--I KNOW! I am friends with Chalkboard Nails in real life!  It's like totally exciting--AND did you know her nails were featured on the Today show??? They were! OMG!  

But anyway, Sarah and I are friends in real real life and I like to tease her alot about having a big head, which she really doesn't.  She's very sweet and super lovely and she happens to do some kick ass nail art.  

I copied her Harlequin Nails awhile back for an MSMD mani and recreated it pretty much to the letter which I absolutely loved.  I used her same idea for Harlequin Nails on today's tape mani using the best Illamasqua's out there--Viridian, Baptiste, Scarab and Phallic.  I know everyone else is on the "rubber" bandwagon and some of their newer colors, but to me these four jewel tones are simply their best polishes.

These are all over a coat of Maybelline Bold Gold

I just love how this turned out!

The jewel tones are perfect for the gold!
I love how the gold sparkles in there like a gem when the light hits it just right!

This mani is really a stunner!  I don't wear my Illamasqua's often because they aren't cheap but when I do wear them I am so glad to have them!

Let's see what's up for tomorrow
Hmm Cheer Yourself Up--I sure hope I won't be having to cheer myself up over a Packer loss to the 49er's tomorrow!  Tonight Green Bay meets San Francisco in the playoffs!  It's going to be a great game AND a Packer victory!

Please make sure you check out what my Tart's in crime did for their tape mani's today!


  1. This is such an amazing mani!! I love your colors (and I already checked, I only have 2 of those :-(
    And while it is totally exciting to be friends in real life with Sarah (now i'm envious) I think you're totally rockin yourself!!!

  2. This is just amazingly beautiful!!!

    1. Thanks Jackie! I love these jewel tone colors!

  3. I love this mani! The colors are perfect!

  4. This is adorable! Great job!! :)

  5. Oooooh! Shiny! very neatly executed!