Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Liquid Leather & Sleek Silver

You have probably seen the mani I'm about to show you various time in places such as Pinterest, Instagram or Tumblr. I thought it was so sleek, I had to recreate it. I have no idea who the original creator of this mani is as none of the pictures I've seen have watermarks and I don't recognise the nails (please drop me a line if you happen to know) *Edit* - the lady who originally came up with this mani and who inspired me has come forward. Check out her original version here!

I hardly just wear black on my nails. Black is usually a base colour for some nail art or stamping but I had forgotten how much I liked the bold, striking look of it.

This is two coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather (a new black in my collection, I usually stick to Barry M Black or Sally Hansen Black Out). I then added silver striping tape to create the french tips. I "wrapped" the tape around the underside of my nails and sealed it in with a thick coat of SV. I've been wearing it for over 24 hours and so far the tape has stayed put.

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  1. This is gorgeous! I love the subtle striping tape accents, silver and black are so chic together!

  2. That's awesome you got the tape to stay so long...it looks amazing!

  3. Simple and elegant - that manicure would be appropriate anywhere. Love it <3

  4. Very nice!!
    Good tip about wrapping the stripe under the nails!
    I'll try that!

  5. Hi! The original picture is mine, it's stolen and have been reposted about 3 000 000 times without credit. I made it for new years eve. http://neglelakkmani.com/2011/12/31/godt-nyttar-happy-new-year/


    1. Hi! So glad you let me know. I had seen this mani so many times and loved it so much! I've just has a look at your blog and you have amazing swatches! I'm so sorry your picture gets stolen without credit! I hate it when that happens :(

  6. This is such a bold and chic look. I love it.


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