Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Truffle Tuesdays! Bettina Mandarin- Nail Art and Swatch

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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!!!

16 comments:

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  9. Everything is great about this mani.

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  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! ;)

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

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

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

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  14. robynthehomunculusJuly 31, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Great mani! Well done, Truffle!

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

    PERFECT tape mani :D
    I LOVE IT!


    www.belmani.blogspot.com/

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