Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Truffle Tuesdays! Bettina Mandarin- Nail Art and Swatch

(**Press Samples**)
Good evening and happy Truffle Tuesday! 

  Today Truffle picked me an awesome shade of juicy, shimmering Orange. She completely threw me off by not picking me a shade of Blue haha. That said, I am IN LOOOOVE with the finished look. The shade Truffle picked for me inspired a tropical color-blocked mani. This was my first official color-blocked mani, and I had a lot of fun working on it. 
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 The base color is Truffle's pick, Bettina Mandarin. I really wanted to do something really Summery so I accented my base color with some color-blocking done with Bettina Kiwi (Chartreuse) and Fruit Punch (Magenta). All these shades are creamy shimmers so the finished look was super flashy, colorful and juicy-looking.
  I didn't really set out with a plan, I just kind of placed the strips of thin tape randomly on each nail and painted the gaps with a fine brush and my selected colors. I finished the look off with Two coats of KBShimmer Clearly on Top top coat to smooth out the seams and bring out shine. 
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 Mandarin is a spectacular shade of vivid mandarin Orange creme with a very strong Orange-Golden micro shimmer. I absolutely LOOOOVE this shade and the shimmery finish. The formula on this shade is PERFECT. Bettina has never disappointed me with their formulations. I seriously cannot get enough of these creamy shimmers, they seem to glow. I used Three thin coats for my base.

 Truffle sends her love and hopes you enjoyed her pick for today. I definitely approve of Mandarin, it is as delicious as actual mandarins :D. Now, I'm off to color-block ALL THE THINGS!!!


  1. Very pretty, great choice truffle! Also I am in process of buying some Bettina, have you ever seen the shade Viola in person? That was my other choice jade was out of stock

  2. So pretty! Honestly you make some of the best manis ever <3

  3. Very nice summery pick today Truffle! I love the final look of the color blocking.

  4. These are amazing! Great job, to you and Truffle! Is she a tortie?

  5. Fantastic Chris, like everything you do. Bright summer fun. I'm totally grooving.

  6. What a beautiful color! I am loving everything orange these days. And the finished mani is gorgeous!

  7. I love the colors you chose to use in the blocking, what a bright summery combination! :-)

  8. Gillian from Plumeria19July 31, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    So pretty, the shapes are so cool!! :)

  9. Everything is great about this mani.

  10. iN LOVE with that Mandarin! It's such a lovely base for the tape mani! :)
    You came up with great colour combo and awesome patterns! Impossible not to love it! ;)

  11. It is gorgeous, both alone and with the color blocking you've painted on it! Yay for Truffles!

  12. So pretty, well done! I love how the cat is playing with the bottles, hee hee :-)

  13. i love this so much i want to hug it!!!!

  14. robynthehomunculusJuly 31, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Great mani! Well done, Truffle!

  15. J├ęssica SallesJuly 31, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    PERFECT tape mani :D
    I LOVE IT!



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