Wednesday, August 15, 2012

All Things Being Equal


A while back after seeing some super awesome nail striping tape manicures, I decided to order some striping tape from eBay (the easiest place to order nail art things here in India). This design kinda hit me today, and I have absolutely NO IDEA where it came from, but it DOES use striping tape! The only other tool required is a cosmetic sponge! The thumb nail turned out to be my favorite, since it was the easiest to apply the tape to. I sponged the gradient first (over my yellow base color), then after that dried I applied a zillion strips of striping tape and painted the exposed nail black. Fairly easy, right?!  The hardest part is making sure the stripes are evenly spaced...or dare I say 'equal'? Get it—because its an equalizer?! *groan*




I used:

Orange: Zoya Arizona
Clear topcoat: Seche Vite
striping tape



52 comments:

  1. I freakin' LOVE this mani! So cool!

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  2. this mani is freakin' amazing! i wish i had the patience to use striping tape.

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  3. Once again...I love you :oP
    Such amazing work you do. I'm sooooo envious

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  4. Haha! Equalizers were what they reminded me of when I saw these! Hmm, I think I hear musics. :)

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    1. :-D ♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

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  5. This is awesome!
    I really need to get my hands on some striping tape!!

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  6. I just ordered some striping tape and can't wait to try something like this! I can see myself getting really angry with it though... looks hard to keep it "equal."

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    1. it was, luckily it's fairly easy to reposition. :)

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  7. wowzers that is tooo cool for school!

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  8. This is so awesome ! I can't wait to receive my striping tape I ordered !

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    1. I was excited to try it out! I've never used it before!

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  9. i LOVE this! I'm tempted to try, but I don't know how much patience I would have with that much striping tape

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    1. OMG it took forever to put all the tape on. lol Thank you! :D

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  10. This is really cool! I saw it first at Manicurity.com. I need to try it!!

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    1. Lol- I'm stunned! It always amazes me when two people do a similar nail design, especially around the same time period! I swear that I never saw this! (I've never even heard of that blog!) Kinda crazy. :-P

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  11. Hey I love how you used the striping tape because all i saw till now were 'stripes' and laser manis and this one blew me off :) Im in Chennai, India too and I have a Nail Bar here. I have a lot of Nail art stuff that you can buy.. Would love to have you come over one day :) Jus' Google VERMILION NAIL BAR & SPA, Chennai

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    1. Maybe I will! I looked you up a while back. It's still hard for me to communicate to auto-drivers sometimes, whats a landmark?

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  12. OMG!! this is the most awesomest striping mani I hav ever seen!!
    I can only imagine how much time it took you to place the tapes!!!

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    1. Thank you!! I love that term, 'ace'. lol

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  14. THESE ARE SO COOL. I AM DEAD. I have some striping tape in the mail on its way to me now and if I can find the patience I may have to try this when it gets here!

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    1. Thank you, you should! Take pictures!!

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  15. HOLY MOLY!!!!!!!!
    I can only imagine the amount of time you spent to take the tape offfff!!!!! Amazing work as always! LOVE!

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    1. Taking the tape off was the easy part- it was the putting it on part that took forever! lol Thank you!

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  16. I have never seen anything like this! It's super original..hard to believe that someone else did it. Any who...you killed it!
    Looks fierce girl :)

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  17. Love this!
    Maybe you got your inspiration from here: http://www.manicurity.com/2012/08/bff-challenge-music.html

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    1. Thanks! No, I actually didn't. As stated above, I'd never heard of the other blog until mentioned in the above comment. :)

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  18. its really cool *.*
    but won't it be easier to paint the whole nail black, paste the striping tape in grid pattern and them apply the gradient? and it will turn out equal ^^

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    1. Thanks! :) it would actually be the same amount of work, but the color wouldn't be as bright- many yellows, reds, and greens aren't opaque enough to work OVER black, and since I wanted it bright, I did it underneath.

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  19. I am in love with this design. How did you get the blocked area off so perfect? Must try soon and get some striping tape....

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  20. Wow, these are so cool! And if anyone is interested, I have a nail art design blog called "Polished"

    http://polishednailart.blogspot.com/

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  21. I also did this manicure a long time ago. ;) but mine is sooo amateur. Check it out here! http://clarisselitiatco.blogspot.com/2012/07/equalizer.html

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    1. Yours is sooooooo beautiful! Wanna try this but I dont have a striping tape :(

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  22. how awesome! :) please, exactly what kind of striping tape do you use? when I look for it online, I'm only able to find decorative tape.. like with a picture of fancy different colored tape criss-crossing OVER polished nails for a specific look, and also it looks too skinny. is your tape decorative, too? a link would be AMAZING if it's not too much trouble. xoxo (perhaps a dumb question)

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  23. I bow to your:

    a. patience, and
    b. skill.

    :O

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