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Monday, November 25, 2013

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Can you believe there are only two more weeks left in the 33 Day Challenge?  I am sure there will be another one (or two) I will join in for December, but in the meantime, I am enjoying this part, the part where the end is in sight, I have almost all of the others done, and just need to show you, my lovely readers!  The theme for today is lines, so I decided to go with simple race stripes.  Very simple, but I am so in <3 with it (as you can tell by my mood rock :)!



This just makes me want to strap on some leather and hop on a Harley, or at least the hubby.  Wait, did I just say that out loud?


 This started with Julep Karmen, a red packed full of gold glitter.  So purdy!



Next I added some stripping tape and covered with Nails Inc Noho, my favorite black texture (so far, I am waiting for OPI to come out with a liquid sand with gold holo glitter.  Hear that OPI?)

 
After peeling off the tape, I had this stunning mani that makes me think of muscle cars and motorcycles.  What do you think of?  Give me a shout out to let me know!  Now on to the other stripes.






50 comments:

  1. These are great, something I'd definitely wear :)

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  2. Wow-I'd love to have the dexterity in my fingers and hands to create art on my fingernails and toes-of course I would probably go a lot less dramatic but all of these are amazing!

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    1. Miki, this is probably one of the easiest to do and takes little dexterity. And my toes are NEVER painted because I too don't have dexterity! Switch out the colors for something more subdued for a less dramatic look!

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  3. That is really pretty, I used to pay extra for looks like that when I would get my nails done. Nice to see you can do the same look at home.

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    1. With my nail polish obsession, I don't think I save any money over getting them done professionally!

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  4. Wow, that is beautiful and has such awesome texture look to it!

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    1. This has to be my favorite texture in nail polish. Nails Inc calls it a Leather Finish and I think that describes it perfectly.

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  5. Oh wow, they came out awesome. I don't know if my hands would be sturdy enough to pull it off as awesomely as you did, though!! LOL.

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    1. There is always a lot of clean up before pictures are taken, believe me!

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  6. I tell you what... those red nails with the black stripes are awesome. I don't think I have ever seen anything like it. You did a great job.

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  7. Wow those are so effective I love them! They are amazing who would have thought something so simple would be so amazing. x

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Sometime simpler IS better!

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  8. You are so talented. What a great nail design. I love the black with red stripes, so stylish. My girls are going crazy over the red polish.

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    1. This red is really a stunner! Thanks Chrishelle!

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  9. Oh My those look absolutely gorgeous! I would love to have nails look like that!

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    1. Thanks Amber! It took awhile to get them into this shape but now a little care now and then and I am good to go.

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  10. Awesome nails! This makes me want to really be strong in my commitment not to bite my nails and give these a try.

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    1. Rachee, I have never been a nail biter but I imagine it is worse than, say, quitting smoking or losing weight. I mean, you can't not buy them and I bet half the time you do it without really realizing! I'm sending you positive thoughts that you will be strong, hon!

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  11. Now those nails look fabulous! I wish I had nice strong nails to decorate like that, but I am a biter :(

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    1. Even short nails have the right to be purdy! Thanks Theresa!

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  12. I've never seen anything like this before. Those are incredibly cool!

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  13. You've done a great job! They look really good! I was thinking of doing something similar for Christmas, with green and red!

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    1. Ashley, that would look awesome! If I try it and post it, I will give you credit for inspiring me!

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  14. These nail designs are absolutely beautiful. I love how they shimmer and I really love how healthy and strong your own nails look. These are perfect looks for the holidays.

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    1. Thanks Cookie! Every girl should have a little shimmer in her life!

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  15. You did a great job with your nails. I can never get stripes to stay straight on mine.

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    1. Pam, this is all about the stripping tape! You can keep moving it around until it is in the right position and then you are good to go!

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  16. I love how they turned out! Very unique, and very pretty!

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  17. Those really are awesome. They caught my eye and I couldn't quit looking at them. You have great nails.

    Now this was too funny! ~ "This just makes me want to strap on some leather and hop on a Harley, or at least the hubby. Wait, did I just say that out loud?"

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    1. Thanks Pam! Glad that I could provide a little levity in your day (tee hee)

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  18. I love these it sounds so simple to do but comes out really well,then again me saying sounds simple goodness knows what mess i would make trying to do this lol.

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    1. You should have seen me the first time I tried to use stripping tape! I thought I would have a nervous breakdown! Now it is one of the simplest for me to do!

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  19. Wow! I love the final look! That's is great and you did an amazing job.

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  20. I love the red and black! I can so try this out! I doubt I can do it but atleast I can try

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    1. Teresa, the trick is to make sure your base is completely dry before you add the stripping tape. I usually paint my nails, wear them a day or to with just the base coat, then add the rest later, perfect for covering up tip wear!

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  21. You are rocking those nails for sure. I love all of them! Great job!!

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  22. These are all beautiful nails for sure. I love the different nail creations that come out. I can't keep my nails long enough and hard enough to fully do these kinds of things unless I get acrylic nails.

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  23. I love the depth you've created in these, but scrolling through, I think my favorite are the Lucky Lucky Lacquer.

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  24. Love the look .. this can go festive with a fancy outfit or dressed down with jeans..LOVE it...

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  25. Wow, now this seem soooo sexy I'd say! <3

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  26. Wow, I could never do this. Your super good!

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  27. I am in LOVE with these! My favorite colors are red and black, so these are perfect! So sexy!

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