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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Manicure of the Month



My love for stripes has been well documented here on PPF...so for June, I decided to do a manicure inspired by this adorable Kate Spade tote.  Not only are the stripes fun, but the colors are undeniably feminine & summery!  In an effort to save time, I did just one wide stripe instead of multiple ones (it's easier & quicker).  I went with two different shades of pink, but you can choose any colors you want.  The good news is that the only special "tool" you need is some Scotch tape.  Here are the steps to recreating:

Paint one coat with your base color and let dry completely - I waited a couple hours before moving onto the next step.

Use small pieces of Scotch tape to cover the top & bottom parts of your nail, leaving a straight line across the middle.  Paint the second color on the exposed quarter of your nail.  Let dry for 10-15 minutes before carefully peeling off the tape.  Apply a clear top coat & you're done!

Products I used:
c/o Zoya Shelby & c/o Zoya Lara, c/o Zoya Armor Top Coat

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Berty Morales said...

I love them and love the colors too :)

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

your getting pretty fancy there with your mani's lady! =) super cute.

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

OMG! this is one of the cutest manicures ever! love the colors :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

DaintyandDecadent said...

That's so cute! I love the inspiration for it :-)

Maria

www.daintyanddecadent.com

Kelly @ Fashion or Fiction said...

Your lines are so crisp! I'm terrible at tape manicures.

Lynzy said...

Obsessed with this. I am SO terrible at applying my own nail varnish- but I am definitely going to attempt this!!

xx Lynzy

jillian said...

oh how cute!!
i'm always looking for some fun nail art, i'll have to give this a shot! thanks for sharing :)
xoxo, jillian

http://just-jillian.blogspot.com

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

This is to stinkin' cute! LOVE this!!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

http://poorlittleitgirl.com

Lauren {Stylized Existence} said...

This manicure is fabulous! I am going to have to give it a try before vacation! Thanks!

Alyson said...

pretty amazing!! LOVE the stripes.

Fashion By Alicia said...

Such a fabulous manicure and it definitely looks like the tote. Cute!

Styleclouds said...

Love this! You are so incredibly creative when it comes to manicures. I usually keep my nails short and just color them but I really should try this!! xo, Christina

http://www.styleclouds.de

RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

This is an awesome idea!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

Jamie said...

This is super cute!!

The Blue Hour

Art of Beauty (makers of Qtica and Zoya) said...

Thanks for the great "Kate Spade" inspired Zoya Manicure post. We love that you created this super cute look using Zoya Shelby and Lara!
xoxo
Zoya Nail Polish

Tiffany* said...

Love this manicure! I never thought to use scotch tape to create lines and designs! Perfect. Also loving these colors. I think you can definitely see the Kate Spade bag in this manicure. Now you just need the bag to match :)
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Sarah Hampel said...

Great mani idea! Will definitely try this one!

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

StyleGodis said...

love those colors! so pretty :)
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xoxo

Jessica Broyles said...

So cute! I absolutely love it!

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Whitney Cosgrave said...

SO cute! I love this idea.

Gayle GWishlist said...

this is gorgeous, I'll need to try it!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

This is so darn cute! I love!!

A J said...

Adorable! I see stiff like this all the time on Pinterest, I really need to try it sometime!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

That is ridiculously cute! So very pretty in pink!

Nnenna said...

Such a pretty manicure- I'll definitely have to give this a try! :)

Jennifer said...

That looks so cute! I can barely get one color to look good haha


xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

pretty colors!

Wardrobe Girls said...

those nails are SO darling!!

xo,

wardrobe girls

www.wardrobesimetandliked.com

With Each Passing Day said...

I love how it so simple.

TaraMixandMatch said...

Ok this might be my favorite idea yet...love this!

Elissa said...

your nails always look so flawless!

Natalyas Closet said...

OMG I LOVE this manicure, I gotta try it! http://www.natalyascloset.com

lucia m said...

loving your nails!!

xx

www.aroundlucia.com
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Lauren said...

This is so cute! Love that it is Kate Spade inspired! What a great and creative place to find inspiration from!

Lauren

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Pink stripes - gorge and fun combo!

Swapna said...

Cute! That pink color is so pretty.

peacelovenutrition said...

I wish I had the patience to do something like this! Look cool


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Hannah said...

I love doing this type of mani as well, makes me feel like I have great skills when I don't. To make it a bit easier I find just using one thin piece of tape across the middle instead of one on top and bottom is easier. You can just stick it on and paint straight over the top. (To keep the same colours in the same spot, just use the other colour first)

Test blog said...

I tried this. Lets just say it was difficult to do this. We own a painting company and when my husband saw what I was trying to do he jumped in to help. LOL at the end the results were great ( I used dark blue and mint green). I will try it again but with the above suggestion.

Thanks for all these fabulous ideas!

~Nina

Alissa F said...

I am going to try this manicure this weekend!

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