Wednesday, April 18, 2012

First Attempt at a Tape Manicure and Revlon Colorstay Midnight

I just heard some crashing in the kitchen and I could only assume one of the cats was up on the counter again.  So I yelled at Beau (because Sally's on my lap) to get down, but I heard no telltale thump indicating a jump down, only more clanking.  So, I went out to investigate, but there was no sign of him anywhere.  Just light clanking.  It occurred to me that he likes to climb around in the cabinets (he's figured out how to open them, naughty little cat) and I backtracked to which ones I opened when I was making breakfast.  Sure enough, there he was, in the bottom drawer usually reserved for big pots. 

Anyway.  I'm so enamored with Zoya Trixie that I decided to wear it longer and incorporate it into some nail art (which I've never attempted.)  I decided a tape manicure would be a good place to start.  Here's my second attempt.

The first attempt was last night.  My base color and topcoat weren't dry enough, so when I removed the tape the base color came with it.  This morning I used special paint tape which worked like a charm and didn't lift anything off (though my nails being dry clearly helped, too...).  I'm pretty stoked about my second try!  I did an accent nail only, just in case it looked like absolute krap.  Then I'd only have to do two nails over instead of ten.  

Speaking of the base color, I had backup pictures ready in case the tape job failed.  This is Revlon Colorstay Midnight, which is a gorgeous and shiny dark teal, just like the color Midnight in the crayon box.  Sometimes I think there's nothing prettier than a dark, elegant creme.  

And about those cutes.  I swear they looked stellar last night.  I was so proud.  Now it looks like I took a machete to them.  The moral of the story is, make sure the cats are out of the cabinets before you shut them. :)


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    1. Me, too! I saw a swatch on Lacquered Lover and I knew I had to have it. :)

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    1. Thank you!! It turned out better than I expected. lol. Midnight is all because you swatched it first :) :)

  3. LOL @ the kitty!
    Love this manicure :) Great colour combo.

    1. Thank you :) I like it, too. Ad yes, my bad little dude. He's always getting into things he shouldn't. Our other cat is slightly more well behaved.


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