Jan 17, 2014

Giardino d'inverno: nail art technique


Hello my sweeties!
This is the second appointment in the challenge organized by the lovely Francine from The Beauty case blog,come in to our Winter Garden!
Today the prompt is "Nail art technique" and I've chosen striping tape. I just can't have enought of the new OPI new glitter "In true Stefani fashion", so I decided it will be great for a contrast with OPI 4 in the morning matte black-ish.





I first painted three coats of OPI In true Stefani fashion, apply 2 pumps of OPI RapiDry and wait for it to dry completely. Then using two bits of striping tape per nail I painted a diagonal French tip using OPI 4 in the morning. And tadaaa! That is the final result, I quite like the contrast!
What do you think about it? yay or nay for glitter and matte together?
Don't forget to check the Pinterest board below to see the ladies taking part in the challenge! There are some mind blowing manicures :)
Love,
Nati

*Banner edited by Gold Francine and Alice Biffi. Original picture source here.








32 comments

  1. I like it SO much!
    Really well done... I am a striping tape fan :-)

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    1. Thank you Rebenice, I'm also a striping fan :-)

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  2. Salut Nati, matte and glitter? Awesome they provide a perfect contrast for each other. The monochrome style you choose is so classy yet thanks to the glitter not minimalistic! Love everything about it!!! Have a wonderful day and bisous xxx

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    1. Merci ma biche! I'm so glad you like it. Certainly NOT minimalistic, but it's Friday and a girl needs her bling blings :)
      bisous, xxx

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  3. I'm not sure about the matte, but I do love this manicure and wow that glitter is amazing! Really pretty :)

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    1. Thank you Melanie! In fact the challenge is about matte and textured polishes, I thought to pair it with glitter, so the glitter was really optional, but not the matte :P

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  4. Il contrasto tra nero matt e glitter è favoloso! <3
    Bellissimo l'OPI glitter, peccato abbia bisogno di tre passate....

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    1. Ciao Silvia! Sono contenta che a te piaccia. A dire vero, penso che ho "forzato" un po' questo glitter, che è piuttosto pensato come topper, per aggiungere un po di magia ad una manicure... non proprio per essere usato da solo :-)

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  5. Aspetta che raccolgo la mascella -2...
    Mi piace tantissimo la french in diagonale con il nero mat. Tu hai avuto problemi? Perché io ricordo che la stesura di Alpine Snow Matte fu un incubo per la manicurista...

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    1. Ciao Francine! sono così contenta che a te piaccia.
      Non ho avuto nessun problema con questo matte, anzi, direi che è spettacolare. Sembra che dalla OPI abbiano risolto i problemi che avevano i primi matte. Le irregolarità nella superficie del matte sono dovute al glitter sotto, perche non ho usato topcoat. Bacioni xoxo

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  6. I love this, it looks fantastic! :)

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  7. I like how you mixed two shades of very different finishes! That definitely makes the mani more interesting!

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    1. Thank you Sunny! I'm always trying to twist the things up a bit :)

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  8. I love the matte + glitter combo! So happy you shared these in the Best Of: Nail Art link party this week :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you Alessandra! I thought it was a great iniciative, as you usually have. unfortunately the week before I didn't do any nail art, so I didn't link to the collectin but I did visit most of the links! And I will do so again next week.
      Have a nice one!

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  9. Matte e glitter è un abbinamento interessante! E poi quel glitter è proprio bello!

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  10. Gorgeous! I love striping tape manis, so easy to achieve a sophisticated look.

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    1. easy n'quick! good enough for me :-)

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  11. Ommioddio, sono ufficialmente innamorata di questa french diagonale con doppia linea, devo provarla immediatamente *w*

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  12. Ommioddio, sono ufficialmente innamorata di questa french diagonale con doppia linea, devo provarla immediatamente *w*

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  13. Questo glitter è spettacolare, e secondo me da solo sta benissimo *____* Adoro anche il contrasto con il nero matte (che già mi piace di suo come colore): ottima scelta!! :-D

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  14. Beautiful idea and perfect contrast you got in this manicure! :-)

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  15. Questa french è assolutamente fantastica, la adoro *_* complimenti!

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  16. adoro questa nail art, è favolosa! <3 e anche i due smalti!!!

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  17. E' uno spettacolo!!! Mi piace un sacco il contrasto di colore e di finish!!! *___*

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  18. Hermoso! Me encanta combinar el holo con negro. Besos Nati!

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