Spotlights mani

The other day I had a 'laserbeams'-mani, today I have a metallic version but with gold 'beams'. So I asked my boyfriend what he would call this look and he came up with: the spotlights mani! And I can't think of anything better than that, it really does look like golden spotlights beaming through a bright blue night sky.

This is another tape mani, I think it will take a long, long time before those will bore me, lol. The gold you see is China Glaze 2030, my favorite gold next to Midnight Kiss. 2030 is perfect for tape manis like this one, because it's opaque in one coat and it dries so fast! That means you only have to wait 2-3 minutes before you can place the tape on top. The blue is a namesless polish from a brand called KBY,  this is also the blue I used for the futuristic French. Because I like the not so glossy finish of the metallics, I didn't use topcoat.

I'm really digging these tape manis, they're so simple, fun enough for a party and if using one-coaters (which usually are fast drying), shouldn't take that much longer than a regular mani. So if you like this look, you should definitely try it sometime :) That's all, folks!


  1. I love this! Aha, so that's how you have these awesome manis - you use base colors that dry quickly when you can. I'll have to try that because that's really what keeps me from playing with tape manis...

  2. Can you make a tutorial showing how you do tape mani like this? :)

  3. Thanks everyone for the great comments!

    @Jorid: Yes, I will do a tutorial soon! :)

  4. That is so fabulous! Reminds me of little ribbons. :D