Friday, September 26, 2014

Color Block Nail Art With Milani Color Statement!

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Good afternoon, readers! TGIF! I am so looking forward to the weekend, are you? For today's post, I  have another nail art look using Milani Color Statement polishes. This time, it's simple color blocking over a holographic silver base using striping tape and 4 cremes.

I knew I really liked how these three creme shades looked next to each other, and I was trying to figure out what to do for a contrasting base. Generally, I wouldn't pick a glitter topper for a base color  but I really loved the idea of the glittery stripes showing through. Luckily, Milani Rainbow Prisms had fairly good coverage and I only used two coats before adding the tape.

 Milani Color Statements used: Rainbow Prisms, Corrupted Coral, Mango Tango, Red Label.

  • I started out with two coats of Milani Rainbow Prisms. 
  • Then, I added quick dry top coat to smooth out the glitter and prepare for the striping tape.
  • Once completely dry, I added two pieces of striping tape to each nail. The first one went diagonal across the entire nail, and the second one slightly overlapped at the center and went perpendicular to the other corner.
  • I just filled in the sections created by the tape with each of these cremes, alternating on the next nail: Milani Corrupted Coral, Milani Mango Tango, and Milani Red Label.
  • While they were still wet, I carefully peeled the striping tape back up to reveal the glitter base.
  • I sealed everything in with a coat of top coat.

I took some pictures before I added the striping tape of Milani Rainbow Prisms alone so you can see the coverage I got at 2 coats. Shown below with top coat.

What do you think of these Milani Color Statement polishes? Have you done color blocking nails before? I really liked the color combo and formulas of the polishes. Thanks so much for reading!

These Milani Color Statement polishes retail for $3.99 each. They are available at the Milani website below, and should be at local stores as well. 

Thanks so much for reading!

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*The polishes in this post were sent for me to review with my honest opinion. 

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  1. This looks great! Did you use just one coat of each color on top of the glitter? If so, they have a great color payoff. I've never tried Milani before, might need to stop by the drugstore on my way home from work :)

    1. Thank you! At one coat, they covered really well, but I could see a tiny bit of the shapes of glitter through them so I did a second coat to be safe. Over a creme base, I think one coat could have been enough. :D

  2. Hello, your nails look lovely!
    I think this nail art creation looks really special and I love all the details that you added <3
    Look forward to see your next manicure

    Xx Julia

  3. This looks so pretty! I love that glitter under those cremes. :)

  4. Jacki, I just started purchasing a few Milani polishes a month or so ago, and I'm loving them. I can't seem to find them in local stores, so I just go to the website (where they haven't been picked over or opened, either, by the way!). This mani is really cute and I think it showcases the creaminess of these polishes.