Hi guys, for this post a blue mani with Union Jack accent nail! I came up with this look about a year ago, when I started dreaming of my own nailblog but didn't have the courage yet to go through with it. My first attempt was freehanded with my tiny paintbrush and the result was okay. But now that I've discovered the tape technique I wanted to do this mani again with tape, hoping for a neater result. But no... I've put a lot of time and effort in this little accent nubbin, it was a real pain in the ass and the final result isn't even that better than when freehanded. I stopped using tape after I'd done the flag's white parts, the red is drawn again, as you can see my lines are still a bit wobbly. But next time I might as well freehand the whole from the beginning, because with cutting and placing the tape, plus drying time, using the tape technique takes a lot more time then freehanding.
The blue base color is Barry M's Cobalt Blue, a nice, vibrant two-coater. The white is - as always - Essence Stamp Me! White, the red is from Catrice and also the one I used for the Mickey accent nail-mani. Though this design takes a lot of time to make, I do think it's worth it, and you only have to do one nail (or two) anyway, so why not.