My FIRST tape mani! OPI DS Design and Kelara Lacquers Uranus

I've been going back and forth in my mind about starting my blog--what should my first post be, which mani would be perfect, should I wait til I buy myself a new camera, should I wait til I build my lightbox...etc etc. So many decisions, so many reasons to fuel a Libra girl's procrastination! But it's Sunday night and while everyone I know seems to be caught up with the Super Bowl, here I was with the idea for a gorgeous mani and the need to share it. So...sometimes a girl's just gotta say "FUDGE IT" and go for it!

This mani also happens to be my first ever tape mani! I used OPI DS Design, which I was able to snag at a VERY affordable price from the blog sale of a very sweet lady (thanks Sara!), and Kelara Lacquers Uranus, by the lovely Tara Jobe! To top it off, I used my favorite topcoat, which you'll hear me raving about in every post, HK Girl, from my beloved Jill of Glisten and Glow!

DS Design is THE perfect neutral holo--subtle enough for work but holo enough in the sunlight to make it really pop!! It goes on like melted butter and is so flattering to my very tan Indian complexion. I'm so sad OPI discontinued their linear holographic designer series because they are without compare!

On the tips, I used Kelara's Uranus, which is described as a blue-green base with holographic micro glitters. GORGEOUS, right? The perfect teal blue! And though application was a wee bit challenging, I attribute that to trying to get it just on my tips.

I hope you love this mani as much as I do and forgive the not-so-great camera phone picture and the imperfect clean-up--I promise I'll improve as the days go by! A girl's gotta start somewhere! ^_^

You can find Uranus here>>>

And HK Girl (must-have!!) here>>>

Til next time,

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