Friday finally!! yay!! How was your week?
Today's day of the Crumpet's 33DC calls for a tape mani. I know there are a lot of people out there who really like this technique, but I absolutely hate it!! I love the whole look of it but I just suck at it! I always manage to peel the underlying polish, no matter how dry I think it is. I don't put the tape on right and get the overlying polish under the tape. It always turns out awful! Including this time... so sorry guys, I almost didn't want to post it because it took me 3 times to do this!!! gah!!
In any case, what you see here are two polishes: China Glaze "Agent Lavender" and China Glaze "Virtual Violet".
First I started with three coats of Agent Lavender, pastel periwinkle grey with somewhat thin formula. My accent finger has 2 coats of Virtual Violet, a purple with scattered holo. It dried semi-matte but came right to life with a topcoat.
I added two strips of tape across each nail except for the accent one. I painted over with Virtual Violet which covered with only 1 coat. I added 3 blue rhinestones to my accent nail to complete the look. So sorry I messed up my tape mani AGAIN!! =(
Agent Lavender is part of China Glaze Operation Color released in fall of 2008.
Virtual Violet is part of China Glaze Tronica collection released in spring of 2011.
Well I hope you like this mani anyway even though it's far from perfect... in the meantime, please check out the perfect manis from the other participants!!
Thanks so much for reading!!