Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blog Love: Blogs that Inspire!

Hello Ladies! I was recently inspired by a new blog that I discovered. Jane over at NAILSIDE is an absolute genius with tape! Not to mention custom painting and color combinations. I absolutely fell in love with her blog and she is nice enough to have detailed tutorials with very clear pictures and instructions. 

I tried to recreate her 'Explosion Manicure' which is just about one of the coolest things I have seen on nails in a long time, but my tape placement was off. I still really liked how it turned out though, I just probably should have started with the 'Lightening Bolt French'. (it involves less tape)

If you aren't following Nailside go follow now! Now, check out my attempt at the Explosion Design. I hope you like!

Base coat is two coats of China Glaze 'Traffic Jam'
Black is Orly 'Matte Vinyl' 
Holographic is Color Club 'Worth the Risque'

Not too bad for a first time with this design. This manicure took me a while but next time I am going to cut the triangles before hand and really try and perfect the tape placement. Practice makes perfect!

China Glaze Traffic Jam from the Metro Collection.This was part of the 'Uptown'. This color is FANTASTIC! A beautiful Berry creme. LOVE!

Thank you all for reading! 

Peace, love and PRACTICE!

Alaina xoxo


  1. Glad to see Traffic Jam - it's one of the shades I am gravitating to needing from the CG Metro collection - thought I had picked out the couple I wanted from it already but this one keeps calling to me.

  2. You did a great job! That looks awesome!

  3. This is amazing! Love it so much, wish I had enough patience to do this :( xxx

  4. you did a great job! i have yet to try it!

  5. Oh that's soo0o cool,I like it a lot! =)

  6. Oooh, you did such a great job! And the holo makes it even more awesome :D Thank you very much for the kind words! <3