Blue Mosaic Color Blocking: September NCC #2

For my second geometric manicure for the September NCC, I played with striping tape and ended up with what looks like an abstract R2D2. I find striping tape so annoying to work with sometimes – this manicure was certainly one of those times!

blue mosaic nail art striping tape manicure barry m damson chaos and crocodiles sleeper cell opi my vampire is buff colors by llarowe blonde ambition

My abstract R2D2 mani

I really do love the end product though. This took foreeeever (does anyone else get flashbacks to The Sandlot here? Fooor-ev-eeer… loved that movie as a kid!). All that hassle with striping tape resulted in a really pretty manicure! I used a bunch of new polishes I recently picked up, including my very first Chaos & Crocodiles polish!

blue mosaic nail art striping tape manicure barry m damson chaos and crocodiles sleeper cell opi my vampire is buff colors by llarowe blonde ambition

Sparkly striping tape mani

Ugh, that C&C holo is digustingly beautiful! C&C put out a Secret Agent collection, filled with a rainbow of gorgeous holos. I picked up 3 – the blue you see in this manicure (Sleeper Cell), a lavender called Decoy, and a red called Security Breach. They are all just soooo stunning. Oh! And I saw that people who bought the whole collection got a really amazing package with Secret Agent-themed items. I kind of wish I bought the whole collection now… Hey, there are always restocks right?!

blue mosaic nail art striping tape manicure barry m damson chaos and crocodiles sleeper cell opi my vampire is buff colors by llarowe blonde ambition

Look at that Blonde Ambition in my hands! So pretty!

Anyways, I just love this manicure!

Colors used:

  • Base: OPI My Vampire Is Buff… I can’t believe I didn’t own this before now! I love this super-smooth creamy nude!
  • Barry M Damson… a stuuuunning cornflower vibrant blue! Love this so much!
  • Chaos & Crocodiles Sleeper Cell… very strong blue holo with some hues of teal. Love love love!
  • Colors by Llarowe Blonde Ambition… a gorgeous golden nude with a very strong linear holo. Someone posted in a polish-themed facebook group that this is almost identical to Color Club Cherubic, so you need to own one of them! I haven’t swatched them next to one another yet, so I can’t say for sure if they’re dupes (& which one you need). BUT the color and holo is to die for, so you have to have one!

So yeah, I love it! Do you see what I mean about an abstract R2D2 though? Do you have Chaos & Crocodiles polish – if so, what others are must-buys? Also, any suggestions on making striping tape less annoying?

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24 thoughts on “Blue Mosaic Color Blocking: September NCC #2

  1. roz

    OMG I love this mani it is cute and perfect what brush did you use I can’t ever keep mine in the tape lol I also love the C&C polishes I’m aching to buy them but I’m on a no buy 😦

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    1. doctorcrafty Post author

      Thanks so much!! I actually used the brushes from the nail polish bottle, but I bet it’d be easier if you use a small nail art brush for smaller areas!
      I’m so impressed by the C&Cs – keep them on your list for whenever your no-buy is done!

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    1. doctorcrafty Post author

      Thanks Kirby 🙂 Haha that’s always my first thought when I see similar manis, and now I’ve lived it. It was totally worth it, but it will probably be quite awhile before I break out the striping tape again!!

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    1. doctorcrafty Post author

      Thanks so much!! I’m totally a sucker for a good cobalt/ cornflower blue too! I had to check, recheck, and triple check that I needed that Barry M since I have so many blues!

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    1. doctorcrafty Post author

      Yay – so happy you like it!! Every now and then I forget how much I dislike using striping tape and try it again, and then there’s another few months of swearing it off! Polish amnesia?

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  2. litfromwithin9

    Using striping tape just takes practice – it’s always a little annoying, but what spectacular results! I keep mine in a Scotch tape dispenser, and that makes it easier to dispense it.. though I use cuticle scissors to cut it and not the tape cutter, which always just seems to stretch the tape out, not sever it.

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    1. doctorcrafty Post author

      I’ve been meaning to get all my striping tape in a tape dispenser. It’s such a great idea, and I’m a sucker for some good organization! Maybe if it’s easier to dispense, I’ll try it more frequently.

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