Tape Mani Monday: Spacey nails

Hi everyone!

Today’s nails were originally intended for last month’s tri-polish challenge, but then I got a bit sick and didn’t get a chance to do the other manis for it, so I just saved them up for a normal post 🙂

tape-mani-tip-top-nail-chic-surfer-girl-and-cha-cha-cha-with-essence-here's-my-numberSomehow these just felt spacey for me. It was just something about the colour combination and the stripes – I could see the uniforms of space travellers in a really low-budget movie looking like this! Haha 🙂tape-mani-tip-top-nail-chic-surfer-girl-and-cha-cha-cha-with-essence-here's-my-numberThe two base colours I used were Tip Top Nail Chic Surfer Girl (the purple) and Cha Cha Cha. I didn’t tape these off or anything, I just painted them onto the parts of the nail I wanted them, I knew any dodgy border lines would be covered anyway. I added a top coat and once they were dry, I used striping tape to mark off the triangles and stripes. I then painted over with Essence Sand Effect Here’s My Number. This is my favourite of the Essence textures, it’s the perfect shade of grey and it’s just filled with holographic particles!tape-mani-tip-top-nail-chic-surfer-girl-and-cha-cha-cha-with-essence-here's-my-numberThis was a pretty simple and uninspired design, but I think the colours work great together so I like it. I hope you do too!

  • http://makeupcrazy1.wordpress.com Lucy

    Really cool and creative! 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    It is like funky alien suits! Love it!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Yay! Thank you 🙂

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.wordpress.com Jessica W.

    This looks really cool! 🙂 I might have to try this out one day. 🙂 You’re totally right, it looks a bit space-y/alien-y.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks! It totally wasn’t intended that way, but once it was on my nails I couldn’t stop thinking space 🙂

  • http://sparklysharpandfabulous.blogspot.com/ The Sparkle Queen

    I got the space vibe from these even before seeing the title, well done! I feel like they could totally be the colors and outfits for a whole company or military or something fancy in the future, very cool!

    Thanks for sharing these with us in the Best Of: Nail Art link party!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Thanks so much! Glad you liked them 🙂 Thanks for hosting the best of 🙂

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    I love love love love love love love LOVE LOOOOOOOVE these!!! Absolutely love.
    In case you can’t tell. LOVE them!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips