Monday, August 25, 2014

NOTD: Art Deco skittle with Incoco Modern Muse

(Incoco Nail Appliques sent for review.)

Hello!

I don't know about you, but today I feel jazzy. And colorful. And happy. And I need a mani that reflects that.

I have these awesome Incoco nail appliques they sent me for review, Modern Muse:


Incoco Modern Muse
Incoco Modern Muse

Incoco Modern Muse
Incoco Modern Muse


These remind me of beautiful nail-tape manis, the kind where you make designs with nail striping tape, paint over the tape, and pull the tape off to reveal the color underneath--but these are no hassle and no mess. And, the colors are vibrant and beautiful. So if you like the look of those manis but don't want the hassle of doing it yourself, check these out--they're gorgeous.

But you know I can't leave well enough alone. I have to play, and be all nail-arty...and these just called to me with their beautiful colors and elegant striping...so I decided to do a skittle manicure with two nails that were a sort of an opposite of the design--with white as the stripes, and the colors as the background. Here is what I came up with:



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Modern Deco Muse

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Here's what I did:

1) I used Julep Soraphine as my base; it's a barely-there white jelly with a touch of shimmer to it.
2) I used striping tape to create designs that complemented those on the nail strips.
3) I chose my gradent colors; I wanted to pull from the colors on the nail strips, and I wanted to throw in a little bling. So I picked Zoya Muse (total coincidence on the name!) for my blue, which is a textured glitter; Zoya Arlo for my purple, also a textured glitter; and China Glaze Shore Enough for my green.
4) I sponged each color individually on the nail for control, and to get controlled overlap; I did a horizontal gradient on the ring finger, and more of a splodge look on the pinkie.

So what do you think? I love the way the glitter adds flash, and I love how the nail wraps and the nail art work together.

You can find their Metropolis Summer collection by clicking here, and don't forget to look around at their other awesome wraps, they have tons of fun designs.

Hugs!
M.

60 comments:

  1. Those are some nice designs on those nail wraps!

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  2. Lovely. I like how you reversed/contrasted (or is that complementing, as you said already?) your own art with the wraps.

    p.s.: and is that a new blog theme you have there? Looks cool.

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    1. Thank you! And yes it is...I knew I couldn't slip it past you! I felt like I needed a little change...<3

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  3. I love the white ones the most! I like patterns on my nails, but I like to keep them simple like those.

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    1. I hear you. This definitely isn't a daily wear mani! lol!

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  4. Those are so fun. I love fun fingernail designs :)

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  5. I love these, how fun! I was wondering how good the Incoco ones were as well.

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    1. I really like them. I find them easy to use, and they last a long time. I've been very impressed. :)

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  6. these do remind me of the tape manis. man.. i tried one the other day and it was a total disaster. it's so hard applying tape to your dominant hand.

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    1. It is! I think I'm lucky, I'm not fully ambidextrous, but because I'm a lefty and have had to do things with my right hand so much, I think I'm better with my non-dominant hand than most.

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    1. Thank you! That's so sweet of you to say. :)

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  8. Gorgeous designs! Love tape manis!

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    1. Thank you! Me too, you can do some fun things with them. :)

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  9. Wow! Those look so cute. I love the bright colors, stripes, and gradients!

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    1. Thank you! This one is definitely colorful, lol. :)

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  10. Those look great! I love all the different styles.

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  11. Very cool looking nails. Wish I could do that!

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    1. Believe me, you can. You just need a make-up sponge and some polish!

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  12. How fun! I've never tried nail wraps.

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    1. They're really great for anytime you don't want to have to fuss, like on vacation, holidays, that sort of thing. :)

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  13. You are so arty! These are amazing. Such a good idea, because I hate fake nails as mine are quite long and strong anyway!

    Katie <3

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  14. Cute nails! I don't have the patience for this kind of stuff at all.

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    1. It's definitely only for those who are a little nail nuts...;-)

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  15. Ooh cute! I love nail wraps - so easy!

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  16. Beautiful designs you gat there and the colours are just beautiful x

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  17. this post makes me think I need to do something about my nails

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    1. Nail wraps are a great way if you don't have time and don't want to pay for professional manicures (like me, lol).

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  18. I love the fun effects that you can get with these.

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    1. I agree, there are tons of fun things you can do! :)

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  19. Great wraps! I always have bad luck with mine peeling. Do you have a brand you love?

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    1. Incoco is my favorite. I have the easiest time in terms of application with them--they stretch where some other ones I have don't. And they last for ages. :)

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  20. Oh man, these are so cute! I love the different designs!

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  21. These are so artsy! I'm always do only one nail different because I'm afraid they won't look cohesive!

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    1. That's actually my favorite way to wear nail art, with just one accent nail per hand. :)

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  22. Cool designs! I used Jamberry last week and they peeled up, bummer!

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    1. That is a bummer! I've never had that happen with Incoco. I'm surprised--I've tried Jamberry's lacquer and it was very nice. :(

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