Tricks for Tips: Color Blocking

I Try DIY | Tricks for Tips: Color BlockingI’ve been eyeing this pair of gorgeousness for a while now.

I Try DIY | Tricks for Tips: Color Blocking

Since I’m on a shopping ban, I had to let out the urge to buy by placing the adoration elsewhere. And so, here is a nail polish post on color blocking. Before I begin, I would like to apologize in advance for the not-so-good photos.

I chose a couple bottles from my polish stash. Coral and Rose. 99% of my polish are from Forever21’s love & beauty line.

I Try DIY | Tricks for Tips: Color Blocking

I was once told that rubbing some polish remover on your (unpainted) nails before applying polish helps extend the life of your painted tips. I use Sally Hansen’s moisturizing polish remover.

I Try DIY | Tricks for Tips: Color Blocking

I also use Sally Hansen’s Double Duty Strenghtening Base & Top Coat to protect my nails. I love that I have both a base and top coat in one bottle. More bang for much buck, for sure.

I Try DIY | Tricks for Tips: Color Blocking

I first applied the Coral shade on my nails. Usually, I’d let the first color dry overnight. I was too anxious, so an hour had to do. Once my first color dried, I stuck on some scotch tape to section each nail in half. I then applied the next shade, Rose.

I Try DIY | Tricks for Tips: Color Blocking

And here’s what I ended up with BEFORE cleaning off all of the excess polish. Here’s where I apologize, because you can’t quite see the colorblock. Perhaps next time, I’ll try more contrasting colors.

I Try DIY | Tricks for Tips: Color Blocking

February 8, 2012

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