Lit from Within: TRI - Deco
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

TRI - Deco


Hello, Fireflies!

Welcome to a new month of TRI-Polish Tuesdays! This month's colors are Lilac, Teal, and Grey/Silver.
I decided to do a technique for creating an Art-deco style graphic that I saw on Pshiiit.  It makes this neat pattern a lot easier to do, though I will admit to having some trouble lining up the striping tape.

I started with Cover Girl ShowStopper, a nice smooth silver.  When that dried, I applied the tape according to the diagram on Pshiit.

Cover Girl ShowStopper, a nice smooth silver

I wasn't talented enough to take pictures of the process.  I did want to show you that it's kind of a mess when you pull off the tape, though.  Don't be discouraged! A lot of nail art looks a hot mess until you put topcoat on.

A lot of nail art looks a hot mess until you put topcoat on.

I found that it's easier to do this one nail at a time.  Paint the nail bed portion first, and then the tip.  Quickly, before the polish starts to set, take off the tape with a pair of tweezers.


I used Rimmel Salon Pro Purple Rain and Pop Beauty Brave for the lilac and teal.


I love this look, and it can be done with so many different colors!


Bottle shot:  Cover Girl ShowStopper, Rimmel Salon Pro Purple Rain. and Pop Beauty Brave.

Bottle shot:  Cover Girl ShowStopper, Rimmel Salon Pro Purple Rain. and Pop Beauty Brave

What do you think about this Art Deco type look?


20 comments:

  1. I love the design you got with the striping tape!

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  2. These are fun! I love a good tape mani. :)

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  3. Even though it's not the colors it totally reminds me of Wonder Woman!

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  4. Oh I love this from the design to the colors!

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  5. I like.

    My nail art looks a hot mess after I put top coat on it. :P LOL

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  6. Very cool design and so easy to create! Once my nail art stuff arrives I have to give it a try :P

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  7. You always make nail art look so easy!

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  8. Amazing design and I am totally loving those colors big time. Great mani as always :)

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  9. Digging the design and color combo!

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  10. I love this!!!!! The colors are great and the design perfect :) Good job.

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  11. Gorgeous manicure! I love blue and silver together.

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  12. okay this is my new favorite from you! you are so creative!!!

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  13. definitely one of my fav. designs that you have done! It's really cool!

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  14. That pop polish is very pretty!

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