Thursday, April 18, 2013

Black and White and Striping Tape All Over??

Hi muffins, yes I'm still alive...allow me to explain...I was off for a week from doing my nails! Now this wasn't by choice, trust me, I was dying!  (Not literally dying, but dying cause I wasn't able to play polish, you know what I mean).  I used a new nail polish remover and I had a really bad reaction to it.  The skin around my nails got really red and basically peeled off.  It was a hot ass painful mess!  So I didn't have a choice, I had to lay low for a while and heal these babies of mine.  I certainly learned my lesson!  Zoya are my one and only, I will gladly pay $10 for you and never complain again about your overpriced ass.

But I'm back bitches and I'm ready to slap some mama's to make up for lost time!  Let's get crackin!

Ok, so I was really missing pretty much all of my nail art tools during my hiatus so I had to do something fun for my return.  I went for my striping tape and then discovered another dilemna...what color do I use??  I haven't bought polish in a while (gasp) and I'm really feeling kind of blah about my massive collection.  Wah wah wah, get over it woman!

Bottom line is I decided on black and white because I couldn't make up my sweet little mind....ladies and gentlemen, please feast your eyes on exhibit A...

I am quite happy with how this little peach turned out...I'm ready to slap somebody's daddy over this little number, I don't discriminate. I started off with no idea what I was doing.  I painted my whole hand white, (Julie G. White Orchid to be exact) slapped some Seche Vite on and thought to what?

A little striping tape and a medium sized dotter later, this is what I came up with. Oh and the black polish I used was Layla Ceramic Effect Pure Black

 For those of you not sure how to work the whole striping tape thing, I have a tutorial on my YouTube page (YoungWildandPolished) and I also have a few other blog posts that go into detail.  Basically you paint on your base color, add a quick dry topcoat, (I highly, HIGHLY suggest Seche Vite), wait about 10 minutes, add striping tape wherever you want, slap on a second color, immediately remove the striping tape and Voila!!

Once you're all finished up, all you have to do is topcoat and backhand the person closest to you....

(Please overlook the dry spots around a few of my fingers.  It's not dry cuticles, it's still from the dreaded polish remover that didn't know how to play nice.)

I've missed you all, and I'm so happy to be back.  I have lots of fun nail art posts coming up and a few makeup related ones also.  It's a whole new world for me to jump into the world of makeup and swatching blush and lipstick, but I think it will be fun.  If you guys decide you're not interested in the makeup stuff and want me to stick to nail art, that's fine also.  I'm here to please, my wish is your command, basically what I'm trying to say is...I'm your bitch, whatever you want, you shall get!

I hope you guys enjoyed this!  I feel like I've been away forever! 

Happy Polishing Loves!!


  1. I'm glad you're back and healthy! Chemical burns are pretty rough. Very pretty design, love the geometrics.

  2. Gorgeous nail art! I love everything black and white and this is just amazing!

  3. Loved this one.

  4. I never got around to telling you how much I loved these.
    I also have to say you are missed. Please come back!


  5. I am in love with this! The designs are so perfectly done and I love the contrast of black and white <3