Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fall into Autumn: School Spirit

This weeks Fall into Autumn Challenge is School Spirit.  I take that to mean any school you are attending, attended or even your kids' school.  I have been out of school for a long time.  This year my oldest, 5, started kindergarten, so I am doing his school colors.  They are the Knights with the colors of Blue and Red. I have been wanting to try a few different techniques/polishes so this is a combination mani.  I went with a red base using Sinful Colors Hot Hot Heat from the new metallic line, it's a nice one coater :)  I have had the Finger Paints Flakies for a while now and have to even swatched them!  So flakies for this mani too.  I did 2 coats of Motley over my red base.  I let that dry over night.  It was getting late and taking too long to dry.  I was tired, so I carefully went to bed.  Today I got out my striping tape (new for me) and tried a simple design.  It didn't take too long to do and then applied a single coat of Sinful Colors Midnight Blue.  A nice one coater there too.  Next, I took off the striping tape.  It isn't as clean and crisp as I had hoped, but I think it's pretty good for my first try.  Added a coat of Seche Vite and done :)  What do you think?

Base Coat:  Rejuvacote
Base Color:  Sinful Colors:  Hot Hot Heat (1 coat)
Flakie:  Finger Paints Motley (2 coats)
Top Color: Sinful Colors Midnight Blue (1 coat)
Top Coat:  Seche Vite

I will def keep practicing with my striping tape, happy Wednesday <3


  1. This is so pretty! Every time I see a tape mani I want to do one but then I forget LOL. I love the FP Special Effects, Twisted has to be my fave

    1. I love me some flakies and was very excited when I found some one who was selling the entire set together, YAY!!! I just have so many untrieds these days, it's rough to get everything in.
      I think twisted is every one's fav. But when I out it over red, it turned orange. Not quit what I was going for, but I bet it looks great over blue :)


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