December 7, 2012

NOTD: Candy Cane Nails + Tutorial

Hi guys! I have a quick NOTD and tutorial for you this afternoon! I posted these nails a few days on Instagram and have been meaning to do a real post for them! I did my first holiday-ish mani over the weekend and have really been enjoying it, I'm going on almost a week with these nails...I'm going to be sad when I remove them :(

For my base I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, the red stripes are done with LCN Rubin Red. I'll have swatches of Rubin Red on it's own soon, but man...I am loving it! I was having some tape issues with this mani but I quite like how it turned out, you can't see the mistakes in real life! (macro is a bish)

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To do these nails it's really easy. I tried to make a video for it but yeaaaaaah it just wasn't happening lol! All you need to do is paint your nails white, once the white is completely dry you tape off lines for your stripes.

You can use regular tape or striping tape (can be found on ebay). I used a combo of both for my nails. For the bigger spaces I wanted to leave white I used regular tape cut into strips. You can also put a couple pieces of striping tape next to each other to get a thicker line. Once you have all the pieces of tape where you want them make sure they are flat to the nail so the red polish doesn't seep under it...you can tell that I had issues with that :(

Then all you do is paint over your nail with your red. Immediately after you paint on the red remove the tape, that's how you get the crisp lines! Once everything is dry apply a top coat and you're good to go!


In the spirit of the holidays I had to share this photo of Degen with you. I picked up the little antlers and bells collar at Target. Degen loathes the antlers but he completely loves the collar part. I put it on him when I'm home and he walks around the house jingling away. He'll only answer to "Degerbells The Jingling Wiener Dog" until further notice ;)

I bribed him with treats to get this photo, you're welcome

29 comments:

  1. Awww kiss dat cute lil puppy for being such a good sport!! Love the nails!! I think Im going to try this out - the technique anyway.

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  2. Your mani looks really yummy, and Degen's just too cute!

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  3. the dog, the dog, the dog :)

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  4. This is great! I'm inspired, I'll definitely have to try this!

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  5. I love your posts with Degen! He is adorable, I laughed so hard when I saw this pic.

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  6. Degen's picture is brilliant! Too cute for words!

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  7. I love the Candy Cane design and it sounds easy to create, so I will give this one a try. And Degen, OMG, poor little thing but he is sooo cute :D

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  8. Lurveee the puppy! And the nails are gorgeous!

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  9. Your dog is hilarious and sweet XD And I love your candy cane nails :)

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  10. I die at the picture of Degen! SO CUTE! I wish my cats would wear something like this! :D

    Also - I love the nails! I'm adding this to my holiday-themed mani ideas for sure! Thank you!

    - Sara

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  11. Awesome job on your mani and your dog is adorable!!!!!!

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  12. Awesome mani, and that dog! Its just too cute ;)

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  13. ahahaha oh my god that picture of degen. i have got to get my dog some antlers and a bell collar. i also LOVE this mani - it's so eye catching! loved it on instagram, love it here :)

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  14. Really nice! I'm going to try this! :) Love it!

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  15. I tried a candy cane water marble with no luck :( All of my reds bled into the white creating a pink effect. No bueno! I'm super excited that I can make this work :D. Thanks for the cute dog pic!

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  16. I love this manicure! Thanks for sharing! Degerbells The Jingling Wiener Dog is adorable! :)

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  17. Nice mani! Your dog is adorable btw! :)

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  18. Woah, I was just telling my bf that I was gonna do my nails like a candy cane a couple hours ago, now I see this. Mind Blown. I'm gonna use a red glitter for the stripes. :)

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  19. I love this mani!
    I don't comment enough on your blog either!!!
    I want to try this then will link it back to you! It rocks!!
    And your dog OMW aaaaaaaaaaaw cutest thing EVER!!!!!

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  20. They look just like candy canes! Degan's outfit is so cute. Did it stay on long?

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  21. WOW, those candy cane nails are great!! Your dog is so cute.

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  22. the antlers no...but he likes the collar part!

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  23. Caramelantina VainillinaDecember 8, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Haha, what a cute dog! And yes, nice nalis too!

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  24. Aww poor dergen but he looks so cute!!! Love the nails, must try!

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  25. Omg. I love this design. Im gonna try it this weekend. Thanks!!!

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  26. Love the mani and yay for Degen ♥.

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