Sunday, January 15, 2012

Week 3: Color Block Mani

I have a confession to make. I had no idea what a Color Block Mani entailed, and I had to google it along with tutorials and images. I found a great one, that I used as inspiration. It took some dang good detective work, but finally found out it's from Chloe's Nails Patchwork Mani Tutorial. Mine didn't work out quite as well, but it was fun! I tend to lean toward purple polishes, so I tried to go outside the box and use greens!





I used Sally Hansen Limestone, Milani Hi-Tech, and Wet 'N Wild Black Creme with a little SV in between to speed up drying time. And scotch tape. And lots of patience. Lots.

I know my lines are a bit squirrel-y, but this was my third attempt. Just for ... grins, here are my other attempts. I had to take pictures in case they progressively became worse.

First attempt, same colors, different technique:


Second attempt, different colors, new technique: (Wet 'N Wild Black Creme, Milani Cyberspace, China Glaze Caribbean Blue)


Please don't forget to check out everyone else's nails to see their version of the challenge!


    37 comments:

    1. omg, yours is beautiful, I messed up my color block mani =)

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    2. These are awesome!! :D I love the colour choices!!!

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      1. Thanks! I had a hand with different colored nails to try color combos. It was funny. Every finger had a different combo.

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    3. I just love the colors you chose! Especially the green ones! :) Perfect example that practice makes better, because your thumb turned out perfect! ;)

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      1. Thanks! I had a lot of trouble picking out colors, so I'm glad they turned out OK. Yay for a good thumb!

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    4. Beautiful! I am loving these! I've never tried taping off before, what a nice effect. Love the Milani holos and the combos are spot on. Nice. Hey :( I didn't make it on the list of challengers *pouting* I just put mine up- come look :D

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      1. I added you to my list...I'm sorry you weren't added sooner!

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      2. Hehehehe, thanks ladies :D I am so excited about this challenge! No need to be sorry, I can't even imagine trying to keep up with evey nail blog the randomly decides to do the challenge. It would be cool if there were a sign in sheet on someone's blog for everyone to go to, but I don't know exactly how/if that would work. Y'all are awesome for keeping all the blogs together so we can see each others work. Kaki, I must say the more I look at your nails the more I like them! Dang girl!, those really are eye catching. I'm gonna have to do those and shoot you credit for the idea.

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      3. That sounds like a good idea! I'd love to see your nails if you do it!

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    5. I love these, great job! I never have any success with taping!

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      1. thanks! I think my taping can use some work but I learned a few things while doing it.

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    6. I love the green combo! Great job! To be honest I didn't know what color block was either. I had to google it too and managed to find something for my week 3 mani. :-)

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      1. Ha! I'm glad there were others out there that had to google it. I'm sure the searches today were through the roof!

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    7. I love both versions! The shimmer/glitter portion is gorgeous!

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    8. i think they all look amazing! the blue and black looks neat, but so does the green & black. I loved your design :) jealous

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      1. Thanks! I liked the blue also, but I was determined to make it work with green!

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    9. I like both! I really like how you split the colors up!

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      1. Thanks! I'd like to take credit but it was all done copying a photo.

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    10. I also like them both! Lovely colors

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    11. Oh, yours are lovely - I really like that you made it a work-in-progress sort of post. And the colours are wow!

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    12. I love the color combinations. And, I also love your taping. Mine...didn't turn out so well. LoL

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    13. I love the colors together, in both versions!

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    14. So much love for the milani holos :D

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