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ILNP Black Orchid

September 2, 2014

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OH. My. Word. New favorite autumn polish!! ILNP Black Orchid. Here’s a photo taken indoors under Ott-lite bulb…

And this one is taken outdoors. The holo shows up more in natural light. ILNP Black Orchid…

ILNP is available at ilnp.com

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Nail Art

Revisiting Stripe Ombré Nails

May 30, 2014

One of my favorite manicures to go back and look at it is my Stripe Ombré Nails from two years ago. I thought it was high time to try recreating that look. :)

This time I chose a pale pink, light coral, bright pink, orchid, and dark burgundy color palette. Like the previous manicure, I painted my nails white first and then applied four strips of nail striping tape. Then I painted the different polish colors…

The result is a fun ombré look! I haven’t done a tape masked manicure in a while so I was a bit rusty, but I think by the time I finished up my thumbnail, the masking was working pretty well. I did discovered that the best way to prevent the colors streaking with a top coat was to brush on the top coat in the direction of the stripes.

So while time consuming, I really do love this look. :)

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