Nail Art with China Glaze Full Spectrum, Essie Foot Loose, and Striping Tape!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ever I bought my China Glaze Prismatic Collection polishes, I've been experimenting with these babies, and boy, are they awesome! Even if you don't like how they look on their own (and how can you not?), I love how they really add that extra zing to any mani.

As proof, here's my NOTD (Nail of the day)!

This was a base of Essie Footloose, and then jazzed up with China Glaze Full Spectrum. Essie Footloose is a creme pinky-purple shade that's just perfect for Spring/Summer (which I've featured before), while China Glaze Full Spectrum, as one of the much-hyped Prismatic Collection polishes, needs no introduction. I've swatched Full Spectrum before (together with other Prismatic polishes), but I thought it would still be cool to share my mani with you guys!

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This look was actually really easy to acheive. I first painted Essie Foot Loose as the base, then added on China Glaze Full Spectrum. After that, then I added on the white striping tape, which I got from Born Pretty Store. The good thing about adding on the striping tape is that the tape actually hides my messy edges when I painted out the shapes with Full Spectrum. In these photos, you can see the striping tape sticking out at some of the edges of my nail, as I wasn't very good at estimating lengths. I ended up using a nail clipper to clip off the extra striping tape sticking out! (Please don't laugh at me, it was my first time using striping tape!)

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I really like this mani - it's girly, but still fun and eye catching, and has just the right bit of glitter for those who are glitter shy. And I have to say, I think the Prismatic polishes look fantastic layered - the different sizes and colours of glitter really add a bit more dimension to the nail. I'm definitely glad I got these, and I'm still looking for more ways to experiment with them!


  1. You can probably fix the tape going over the edges of your nails if you use a fine nail file and file straight down

    1. @Anonymous: I did try that, but maybe I was doing it wrong because it just sort of frayed the ends of the tape a little. I ended up using nail clippers to clip the excess tape off! (After I took the photos of course, oops!)

  2. These are definitely eye catching! :) xo

  3. I..didn't know they made striping tape at all so I can't laugh at you!

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  5. Lovely indeed! I didn't know the prismatic glitters are out already

    1. @Cel: I think they're officially out in April, although you can get them before their launch through online sites and the like. :)


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