Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Super Black Lacquers swatches plus striping tape nail art!

Hey everybunny! I'm super excited about all the things I have to show you guys tonight. Mostly because it's more Super Black Lacquers and I'm in love with them and I don't even care who knows. First I have swatches of the three cremes I got!

Super Black Lacquers Grassy Knoll is a perfect grass-green creme. I LOVE this one so much. The color is perfect and the formula was awesome. I used two coats but if you do thicker coats you could probably get away with one. It dried to a sort of rubbery-matte finish that was really cool, but I used topcoat for this photo because I'm addicted to SHINY.

Dressed Up Nails - Super Black Lacquers Grassy Knoll swatch

Super Black Lacquers Little Piggy is a light purple-toned pink. I go a little weak in the knees for colors like this, so I love this one (I already used it in nail art!). The formula on this one was a little thicker than the other two, but nothing unworkable. It also might have thickened up when I had it open using it for nail art the other day. It dries to the same rubbery-matte finish as Grassy Knoll. I used two coats plus topcoat for this pic!

Dressed Up Nails - Super Black Lacquers Little Piggy swatch

Super Black Lacquers Purdy is a blue-toned lilac with a subtle pink shimmer/iridescence. I hate to sound like a broken record, but I love this one too! The formula was perfect and this pic shows two coats without topcoat - the finish was a little shinier than the other two, but still a little rubbery. Look at that pink shimmah!

Dressed Up Nails - Super Black Lacquers Purdy swatch

Of course I had to do some nail art with the two cremes I hadn't used yet!

Dressed Up Nails - Super Black Lacquers reverse striping tape nail art

I thought of doing half-and-half reversed color patterns with striping tape a few days ago and I was so excited to finally try it! These nails took a little bit of time, but not as much as I thought they would.

Dressed Up Nails - Super Black Lacquers reverse striping tape nail art

I started with two coats of Purdy and then used my striping brush to paint a thin line down the middle of each nail. I used the bottle brush with Grassy Knoll to paint half of each nail. I topcoated with Seche Vite to speed drying time and then ate some dinner (grilled cheese and tomato soup, but if you replicate this design you can probably eat something different and it will work the same).

Dressed Up Nails - Super Black Lacquers reverse striping tape nail art

When my base was dry I made the patterns with striping tape, one nail at a time. I thought about drawing out the patterns I was going to do but instead I decided I was too lazy for that noise so I just made them up as I went along. When the striping tape was down, I used the bottle brushes from the polishes to paint half of each nail in opposite colors from the bases, using the midlines I already had as a guide. I pulled the tape off while the polish was still wet and then did 2 coats of Seche Vite to smooth everything out. AND BAM.

Dressed Up Nails - Super Black Lacquers reverse striping tape nail art

I super love the way these turned out but y'all better believe that I won't be messing with striping tape again anytime soon. I don't know why, but whenever I use striping tape - even if I just want to do something simple - I just keep adding more and more tape and it all becomes a really complicated fandango and then by the end I'm like I QUIT NAILS. This is definitely a once every couple months thing for me but I love it when I do it! What do y'all think?

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Products in this post were provided for review.

11 comments:

  1. That mani is AMAZEBALLS!! GJ as always!

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  2. ok. i love everything about the post. The art, the colors, the bunnies joke, and the dinner bits. smile-worthy! :-D

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  3. :D adorable post and incredible mani!!!

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  4. Really nice stripes. I'm trying to do it precisely but it's difficult!

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  5. Holy Cowbells batman, these are amazing and I don't blame you for needing some time away from the striping tape after this mani!!

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  6. Colours are nothing special, but I like the striping!!

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  7. Oh you and your striping tape!! All hail The Queen! <3

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  8. Your striping tape manis make me feel inferior.
    PS--Just got my first Super Blacks last week and I'm in love!

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  9. completely insane mani!!!! Simply fantastic!

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  10. These nails turned out great! Beautiful colors too.

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