Friday, November 18, 2011

Guest Post: Nailside

The last guest post that I have for you is from Jane from Nailside.

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Hello Oooh Shinies readers! I'm very honored Bregje had asked me to do a guest post for her beautiful blog. Oooh Shinies was, and still is ;-), one of my favorite nail blogs long before I started my own, so it is strange, but so exciting to see my own nails on here! To celebrate this special occasion I made a festive mani featuring one of my favorite tape designs, the explosion.


For the red base color I used H&M Love Berry from the latest Disney collection. The color itself isn't really that special, but I fell for the incredibly cute bottle and name! Isn't it adorable? When Love Berry was entirely dry I put tape triangles on top to make the explosion shape, I applied my second color, then removed the strips right away and boom, pow! an explosion is born. The stunning blue is Orly Sweet Peacock, isn't that sparkly, foil finish amazing?



At last I did something Bregje and I particularly have in common, which is mattifying our nail art :) Adding a matte finish can emphasize a graphic design like this or make a 'loud' design look calmer. I know not everybody likes a matte finish (yet), so hopefully we've won a few more souls again, haha.


Thank you so much Bregje for having me here! Your flawless stamping, great polish combinations and perfect clean-up are such a huge inspiration to me and all the rest of your readers, so keep up the good work!

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I think this design isn't just one of your favorites, but a favorite of mani people, including me! I often don't have patience for taping, and I think it's pretty hard to get such crisp clean lines, but seeing a mani like this makes me want to give it a go again. And this combo reminds me a bit of Superman! Thanks for your lovely post, Jane :)

I don't think taped manis can get any better than Jane's, and on her blog she shows a lot more original and awesome stuff, including some tutorials!

9 comments:

  1. can you please convince her to do a VIDEO tutorial on cutting tape?

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  2. Great mani!!
    I really love it!

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  3. Simply Stunning would also like to know how to do the tape thing too.

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  4. I'm a fan of this mani--would like to try it (you got me to try tape manis, and it's awesome!)

    I'm also a fan of mattifying :D It really changes the whole look!

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  5. Jane you are so talented <3! Very pretty and love the matte version.

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  6. I have tried to do the explosion once and got discouraged. This looks great!

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