Tape Mani Monday: Silver and Studs

Hi everyone!

It’s Monday again, time for another tape mani! This weekend I helped babysit my boyfriend’s nephew and niece, who are the sweetest kids, but it did mean I didn’t get that much nail time, so I had to pull one out of the vault for this. That means poor photography, lousy photo editing, atrocious cleanup, and execution which leaves a lot to be desired – but at least the idea behind it was sound, haha. nails inc cambridge terrace with electric lane holographic topcoat with striping tape and studs

And there you go. This was loosely based on this mani done by Glowstars.net, with the main difference being that hers looked gorgeous and polished while mine was a mess. These nails were done back before I started the blog, and I’m sure if I tried them again now I’d be able to do a better job! I started with Nails Inc Cambridge Terrace. nails inc cambridge terrace

What is even going on with my fingers? Why are they that colour? Haha, I hope you can excuse that… along with the mess all over them. This is a great silver but it’s a foil which is virtually impossible to clean up properly. I topped it with Nails Inc Electric Lane holographic top coat.

tip top nailchic chiffon squares with nails inc electric lane holographic topcoat

I must confess, in the picture above it’s actually Electric Lane over a base of Tip Top Nail Chic Chiffon Squares, because the picture I took over Cambridge Terrace was just too shockingly bad! Haha! But, you get the idea. Holo top coats are so great!nails inc cambridge terrace with electric lane holographic topcoat with striping tape and studs

I then added striping tape in different colours which I got from Planet Nails, and the studs which were from Bundle Monster. As you can see, I had some trouble with the red striping tape. But, if you ignore the mess, I really loved these nails at the time. Isn’t the holo gorgeous??nails inc cambridge terrace with electric lane holographic topcoat with striping tape and studs

I hope your Monday isn’t too blue!

  • http://www.pink-purpledots.blogspot.com Lynette

    I love the studs you used. Gorgeous. And the holo.. *swoon*

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I just love the holo too 🙂

  • http://thiskittenhasklaws.wordpress.com Catherine Dream

    You reaaaaally sold it, girl. Read that post back. You really advertised the mani well.
    It has a very Dalek-like appeal to me, I love it!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Hahaha! I love the nails, just wish I’d’ve done them a bit neater! And thank you!

      • http://thiskittenhasklaws.wordpress.com Catherine Dream

        : )

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    You are way too hard on yourself. This is gorgeous!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Ag thank you. I loved the look but damn, couldn’t I have at least cleaned it up a little haha

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    I LOVE the different coloured tape! Totally makes the mani

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you! I looove striping tape. But the black and white ones are thinner, they look cool but SO hard to work with