Monday, May 7, 2012

Color Blocking with Barielle Swizzle Stix and Sweet Addiction

Today I have a fun manicure for you, a color block design I created with Barielle Sweet Addiction (teal/green) and Swizzle Stix (Blue). I came across some very thin painter's tape and wanted to try it out for nail art. I love the way these colors look together, I thought they made a great combo. The formula on both is phenomenal.. Smooth and opaque in two coats.
I began by painting my nails with Swizzle Stix. After letting it dry *completely* (this part is important!) I laid a strip of tape across my nail to divide it into two sections. Then, one at a time, I painted half the nail with Sweet Addiction and then quickly pulled the tape off while the polish was still wet. I now let this part dry completely, then taped off my nail again to create the gold stripe in the center. For this, I used Barry M Nail Polish in Gold Foil Effect.
What do you think? I like it, it isn't hard to do but it looks quite polished! Color blocking is BIG this Spring!
Thank you so much for reading!
All the best,
Jessica

Disclosure: Some products mentioned were provided by the manufacturer or their PR for review, others were purchased by me. As always, I am committed to giving you my honest opinion :o)

10 comments:

  1. I like it a lot. Those are some of my favorite colors for sure :) The taping is really clean, too. Nice job :))

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  2. Love this colour combo..looks great Hun xx

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  3. So pretty! Every time I try a tape mani it doesn't work. And I always wait approximately 30 minutes before putting the tape on.

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  4. This looks so good and classy I really like it!

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  5. I love tape art. Great color combo!

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  6. I love the color combo! Has a fresh look to it! :)

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  7. you have skills. i know you say it's not too hard, but it looks very nice and fancy. i've never worked w/ tape before, but i like the idea of color blocking--like in the late 80s. Fresh Prince-like. Thanks for posting!

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  8. Nice color combo and it's very elegant :)

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  9. Super cool. Has a Three's Company era to it.

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  10. Really love this! I really love those two colors together too

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