nailart challenge

33DC – Tape mani

Taping has never been one of my strengths but when I saw this pretty mani I was inspired to do something similar with a pale purple to white ombré. I still feel a bit frustrated when I try taping as my lines are always a bit messy so I tend to avoid it – good thing it’s always included in challenges to force me to practise using tape!


I used: My Boyfriend Scales Walls – OPI, Full Steam Ahead – Essie.

Time Periods Challenge 16: 1980s

First of all I just have to say I’m sorry for having not posted for a couple of weeks. I’ve been working at a summer school as the Director of Studies and it has been one of the most intense and full-on jobs I’ve ever done. I really don’t have any free time and when I do, I’m way too tired to do anything particularly interesting on my nails. I’m actually going to take a break from blogging until mid-August when I finish the job and then I’m going to try and catch up with the Time Periods Challenge and the Around the World Challenge.

I did this manicure just before I left Spain but never got time to post it! I was inspired by an album cover I found one google image search – I can’t find it now, but it was a “Best of the 80s” kind of album. It had a neon rainbow with a black cassette tape over the top and it took the idea and ran with it.

I was pretty pleased and it was a fun mani to wear.



I do have the colours I used noted down somewhere and will update this post when I find my notebook.