Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Retro Waves & Dots manicure with tutorial! Featuring China Glaze, OPI and Essie

Hello lovelies!

I'm so excited to show you these nails! They are kinda retro funky and they are also my Beach Towel manicure for the Summer Challenge. I really loved them on me so I wore them for four days and skipped on swatching :D I created a tutorial as well so you can give it a try! I'd love to see your recreations so feel free to share it on FB or let me know in the comments :)

For this manicure I've used Essie No More Film as a base colour, OPI Fly and China Glaze Sweet Hook for the side colours and dots.

You like? I did! :D

Lucy's Stash: Retro Waves manicure with tutorial

Lucy's Stash: Retro Waves manicure with tutorial

Lucy's Stash: Retro Waves manicure with tutorial

Lucy's Stash: Retro Waves manicure with tutorial

Lucy's Stash: Retro Waves manicure with tutorial


Lucy's Stash: Retro Waves manicure with tutorial

 



52 comments:

  1. Wow!
    It'zs so awesome!!
    I really love it!

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  2. I really like this. It kind of reminds me of something i would find in target.

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  3. Love it as usual! Looks really 3d x

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  4. Super awesome mani, and cool tutorial too, thanks! :)

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    1. no problem :) Thank you for stopping by!

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  5. Geez, you keep amazing me with your nail art and here's another one that turned out SO awesome that I'll have to try it myself. Bravo!

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    1. Aww, you're so sweet, thank you so much!!

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  6. Oh, that looks easy enough for me to try as soon as I made up my mind what kind of nails I want. Acrylic? Gel? Fibreglas? So many choices...

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  7. love love!!!! these colors look beautiful together!!!

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  8. This looks amazing! You have so many ideas x

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    1. Thank you Vicky, I just take inspiration from everything I see :)

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  9. This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tutorial, I might have to try it sometime soon :)

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    1. Definitely do! I'd love to see your recreations!

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  10. LURVE!!!!!! I need to get me some of those fancy scissors!!!!

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  11. Thank you for the tutorial! I was wondering how you got it so neat... I have lots of craft scissors so yeah, I'm going to try this!

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    1. Hi, thank you for commenting :) I paint always just one nail and then remove the tape immediately. That helps to the edges be more precise x

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  12. This is gorgeous, and the colors work so well together!

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  13. This is so awesome & thanks for the tutorial - I'm gonna have to try this out :)

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    1. Definitely do! I'd love to see your recreation :)

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  14. woah this is amazing! you must have such patience. i love the colour combo!

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    1. Thank you :) if something is your hobby the pationce comes with the passion :)

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  15. these are so cool! they look like ying yangs....but not :D

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  16. You are so amazing! I love your nails tutorials :)
    xoxo

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  17. This rocks like CRAZY. Excellent job!! :)

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  18. What kind of tape do you use? Regular clear tape doesn't work for me. Do you use masking tape

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    1. I use the masking (paper/painter's) tape. craft scissors don't work with regular/plastic tape :-/

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  19. This looks insane! Definitely going to try it soon... might try freehanding instead of tape though, cutting it looks like a pain!

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    1. Definitely do! I actually cut the tape with craft scissors that are already in wave shape so cutting was fast and easy. you can buy then on Ebay or in craft shops :)

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  20. Loved the design!
    I will try this one for sure!!!:)

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    1. Thank you :) Definitely try it, I'd love to see it too :)

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  21. wow this is awesome. i have to try it! i definitely will!

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  22. I'm speechless, this is amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  23. This is too cool! Would you mind if I did a video on this?

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    1. Hi, I wouldn't at all if you'd quote me as a source of the design/inspiration :)

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  24. Wow this is amazing and awesome and I love it!

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  25. Very pretty. There's something I love so much about the colour combo!

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  26. Wow, pretty and awesome as always!
    How long does a manicure like this take? Usually I'm doing rather simple manicures and I already feel like I'm waiting for hours until everything is dry and touch-safe. ;)

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  27. @Juju Thank you very much :) Well this one takes under an hour because I did have to wait about 10 minutes before I could apply the tape. I always apply base colour, then Seche Vite or other Fast drying topcoat and then it takes just 10 mins for it to dry enough for tape. Hope this helps

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  28. Hello... i tried this tutorial but i cant sucess... can you help me ? I really love this design...

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  29. Hi Nickie, can you tell me what is going wrong? What part?

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