May 12, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen does Decades: Art Deco Striping Tape + Half Moon Mani

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Another month means another Digit-al Dozen week of creative, challenging manicures based on a broad theme! This month we're tackling manicures that match the theme of 'decades'. I, as usual, like to do sort of a theme-within-a-theme because I work better under stricter guidelines (it's the design education that makes me flourish under hella strict themes vs. general themes). For my decades manis we'll be starting in the 1930s today and jumping 20 years each day until we hit the 20-teens on Friday.  

The Digit-al Dozen does Decades: Art Deco Striping Tape + Half Moon Mani with Zoya Raven and Julep Love | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen does Decades: Art Deco Striping Tape + Half Moon Mani with Zoya Raven and Julep Love | Manicurity.com

The Design 

I have never attempted an art-deco style striping tape mani before - usually I just admire them from the lazy side of my laptop. I figured why not now?! I wanted to do a spin on the half moon nail design that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s but make it more interesting and modern with striping tape - plus this way it was definitely a wee bit more of a challenge (for my patience)!

The Digit-al Dozen does Decades: Art Deco Striping Tape + Half Moon Mani with Zoya Raven and Julep Love | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen does Decades: Art Deco Striping Tape + Half Moon Mani with Zoya Raven and Julep Love | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen does Decades: Art Deco Striping Tape + Half Moon Mani with Zoya Raven and Julep Love | Manicurity.com

The Polishes

Since this is a simple tape mani, I went with a two-polish palette. I know red was a very popular nail polish shade in the 1930s, but I wanted to keep a modern edge with this mani so I went with a golden-toned hue with Julep's Love (golden-pink duochromey foil with red glitters) and a black with Zoya Raven. Zoya Raven has subtle silver shimmer and is a teensy bit sheer so I was nervous about it covering well with the striping tape design, but it did great! I love that it's not as harsh as a black creme and doesn't give that nasty zombie-skin cuticle situation when I try to do clean up :p

Now don't forget to check out the other Digit-al Dozen Decades designs (woo, tounge twister) in the links below!!


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10 comments:

  1. What amazing designs you got with striping tape! Love it.

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  2. Wow....such a stunning mani!

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  3. I love the art deco pattern. Very nice!

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  4. Gorgeous mani - that base colour is perfect for it!

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  5. Wow! Gorgeous! That Julep is perfect under the black!

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  6. Gorgeous! Striping tape hates me - you made it WORK! Love Art Deco (great minds! ♥)

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  7. You did a great job with the tape! I have no patience for it!

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  8. Stunning work! And I love the colours :)

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  9. i love the drama of that base! fab job x

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