Quilted Metal: Essie Jamaican Me Crazy and Over the Edge

My mani today was inspired by the lovely Victoria at The Manicurator. Talk about perfect manis and pics! She’s my blogging hero. Anyway, I’ve wanted to recreate her Lattice Mani for forever.

I started with a base of Essie Jamaican Me Crazy, a shimmery fuchsia. I used two coats and a coat of Seche Vite. After it was completely dry, I taped off a criss-cross pattern with striping tape.

Then I polished one generous coat of Essie Over the Edge over everything and removed the tape immediatly after polishing each nail. Essie calls Over the Edge a “dramatic metallic midnight silver.” (Who wants to be a nail polish namer?  I do!) Victoria used a dotting tool to create dots at every intersection. I did a test and the Jamacian me Crazy wasn’t opaque enough to pull that off. So I skipped that part and finished with another generous coat of Seche Vite.

I really like this color combo. It changes the whole look of the design.

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  1. feeraa says:

    Wow. That’s just perfect, your lines are so clean, it looks amazing!

  2. tmvikholt says:

    I love this. I’ve never gotten the whole tape method to work. I never get a straight line when I tear them off.

  3. Gorgeous! Nice color combination!

  4. Nanni says:

    I love that combo!

  5. Amanda says:

    So cool! I have ordered tapes cannot wait to get them to try this! Hope it comes out as gorgeous as this!! :)

  6. So cool and doesn’t look insanely difficult.

    • Not difficult at all. The hardest part is cutting all those pieces of striping tape! I cut them all first (6 per nail) and lined them up on the edge of the table. It seemed to go faster that way.

  7. victoria says:

    Thank you so much for the lovely link!! I swear I typed out and sent a comment already but I don’t see it :/ Yours looks perfect!! Absolutely love those colors together. Funny, we were both making lattice manis today too! at the same time..I’m posting one

  8. Once again, you have further solidified why you are my best blogging friend. LOVE THE MANI!

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