31 Day Challenge 2015 Day 2 - I Tape Mani

I got the inspiration for this design while catching up with the tv series Gotham.  The character played by Jada Pinkett-Smith, Fish Mooney, has black hair with red tips and I really like this mix.

More details after the jump.

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Ton of Bricks and covered this with Color Club Top Coat to protect the polish from the adhesive on the tape.  I have a few reds in my collection but for this look I needed a vibrant blue toned red to get the contrast I was looking for.

When this was dry I added strips of masking tape cut into Vs and applied a thick coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather.  I removed the masking tape after painting each individual nail, instead of painting them all then removing the tape, as this tends to give the cleanest edges.

I was going to leave it at that but there was just too much black.  This called for a bit of gold glitter and Barry M Jingle Bells, one of the 2014 Christmas Limited Edition polishes for Boots did the job.  This polish does contain some large flakes of red glitter but I took care not to get any of them on this look by applying very sparingly and building up the glitter on each nail.

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