The One Inspired by The Base Coat

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Good morning polished world!!  How are you all doing today??  It's Saturday and I have a fun filled day ahead!  My two good friends are taking me out for lunch and then an afternoon of all around fun.  Since it's supposed to storm, our outdoor plans have turned to indoor ones, and honestly I couldn't be happier.  This week has been so hot and awful, I'm ready for a day inside with rain outside.

Today I am sharing with you a manicure inspired by Alicia from The Base Coat.  When I saw her post this fun tape design a few weeks ago, I immediately fell in love.  I became super excited that I could re-create since I owned the same China Glaze polishes she used.  Since I don't own the vinyls, I dug out my nail art tape and got to work.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - I Got a Blue Attitude
  • China Glaze - What I Like About Blue
  • ORLY - White Tips
Oh my do I love this manicure.  The colors are right up my alley, and my tape design came out perfectly.  A remember a long while back I attempted to do this pattern and I couldn't get it just right.  I had to keep re-applying the tape, my base would peel off, when the tape did stick, the gradient would bleed underneath the tape.  This time was COMPLETELY different.  The tape went down perfectly, the tape removed perfectly, and the gradient didn't bleed.  I couldn't have been happier!!!



Okay, only issue, it bubbled a little.  That's actually the top coat that bubbled since I put on two coats too fast and it's humid as hell.  Anyone else get that?  When it's humid their polish or top coat bubbles and the polish takes FOREVER to dry even with a top coat??

Anyways, I Got a Blue Attitude is a GORGEOUS Plurple polish.  To me it looks like a dark purple with a blue shimmer.  It changes in the lighting for sure.  I had it on as a pedicure polish and it was so amazingly gorgeous in the sun.  Two coats, full beautiful coverage.


You all already know my love for this beauty.  What I Like About Blue is perfection in a bottle.  I am SOOOO happy to have this baby as part of my collection.  I really need to go buy a back up, or maybe I'll snag some from HBBeauty Bar next time I stock up.  

What do you think?  Love this look as much as I do?  Think it's something you'll ever try?

Until next time, <3.

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