Fifty-Fifty


Hi everyone! How are you? School's done, so I can FINALLY get back to blogging about nails again, yay! I can't believe how long it's been since my last post. So let's see some nails then!

For this fifty-fifty tape mani I used Orly Solid Gold as my basecolor. I rarely wear gold polishes on their own, but I just love to combine them with other colors. The same goes for Solid Gold. The color on its own just looks a bit weird on my skintone. But I do love the matte, shimmery finish. Plus it dries very quickly so it's a perfect tape mani basecolor. :-) After waiting just a few minutes after applying Solid Gold, I put tape strips vertically on one half of my nails. Then I used the turquoise polish Essence Bella on top, removed the strips and that's it! No topcoat afterwards, because I like the contrast of matte and shiny together. What do you think of today's nails?

39 comments

  1. Wow, I love the matte gold! Excited to see you posting again! :)

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  2. Matte and shiny actually go really nicely together. I like this!!

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  3. LOVE the contrast between matte and shiny! I desperately need to buy a matte topcoat. What brand(s) do you recommend for that?

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  4. i love it! those colors are perfect together

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  5. It's a lovely 50-50 combo - have a nice summer break :)

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  6. I love this look!! I've never seen the matte and shiny separated vertically. I may have to try this soon ;-)

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  7. This is gorgeous! Yeah, I know what you mean .. I never like wearing a just gold on my nails, I think it looks a bit odd on me! :)

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  8. Wonderful colour combination! Really nice.

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  9. Yay for being done with school :) This polish combo is fab!

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  10. This is gorgeous! Just a general note - you may want to put your twitter handle on your blog somewhere so it's easy to find. I pinned your image and tweeted it out with you mentioned in it, but it was a chore!

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  11. perfect colour combo!!

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  12. I also love gold with other colors! This looks gorgeous! It's kind of funny though- I'm wearing gold and teal on my nails right now, too!

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  13. I absolutely love this colour combo!

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  14. very cool! i love the color combo

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  15. That looks so cute, I have a bronze polish I was considering giving away, but now maybe I'll try this and see if it looks better with my skin, thanks for the idea :)

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  16. This is really beautiful! I'll have to add the Orly polish to my wishlist. ^_^

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  17. So glad to see you back! I love the colours you used :)

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  18. I love the combination of colours and finishes :)

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  19. Great colour combination and I really like it that one half is matte :)

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  20. Nice! Now this is easy enough even for me to make. Going to try it soon :D

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  21. Oooh, That's gorgeous! I was looking for inspiration for what to do with my nails this afternoon, that's it right there! :D

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  22. Really pretty! Nice color combination, love it!

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  23. This is absolutely my favourite colour combo!!!!!

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  24. You're so correct about gold, it can be such a difficult color on its own but with a blue like that it looks so much better :) Even more great with the matte vs shiny effect.

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  25. what program do you use to create your watermarks and stuff like that?

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  26. Gorgeous combo! Simple, yet sophisticated.

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  27. Great color combination. I´m very glad to read you again.

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  28. What a gorgeous gold, I'm in love :) x

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  29. looks like u really love dat orly polish ;D me too!

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