Get Miami Vice nails

Friday, 29 June 2012

Get Miami Vice nailsRemember box jackets with shoulder pads and sleeves rolled up to the elbow? You too can get your Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas on. On your nails, of course.

Follow this recipe for a totally radical Miami Vice-inspired manicure:

1. Start with two coats of a bright colour: We love Gelish in Samuri or Essie in Bermuda Shorts, R99.95.

2. Slap tape over the nail on your ring finger at an angle, and apply two coats of a different colour to the exposed area. Try Gelish in Mint Icing or Essie in Pretty Edgy, R99.95.

3. Layer on a clear topcoat with Gelish Top It Off Gel Sealer or Essence Studio Nails Allround Talent top coat, R24.95.

4. Don’t forget your Ray Bans!

Written by Meirav Devash, this article originally appeared in Allure.
Gelish manis are only offered in salons and the price will vary from salon to salon. To find one that offers Gelish in your area, call Sparkle Cosmetics on (011) 447 0659. Essie is available in Dischem stores nationwide. 

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Sue1N

    I just love all the funky things one can do with nails these days! Never boring!

    5 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Wow this is perfect I am going do my nails this way

    6 years ago •

  1. Sam

    Great idea. I’m not into nail colour that much but will pass the tip on to my girlfriends.

    7 years ago •

  1. Tanya

    Loving the Gelish Top It Off Gel Sealer.

    7 years ago •

  1. deborah-jane

    Great article, love trying new things with my nails.can’t wait to rock this look:-)I’m inspired:-)i

    7 years ago •

  1. deborah-jane

    Great article, love trying new things with my nails, can’t wait to try it out:-)

    7 years ago •

  1. Steenkamp

    I have to try this! Not sure about the bright colours though

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    Love it. Like trying out new nail art

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Not sure If I’m feeling this. Maybe it’s the pink and green combination.

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    I love this idea! Going to try it out tonight!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Interesting look – not so sure I would wear it

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    nicely done, I’m not sure if I can pull this one off. I love the bright colours.

    7 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    @Julandism I use good old sticky tape. As long as the bottom layer of nail polish has properly dried it works really well.

    7 years ago •

  1. Robyn Bronkhorst

    This is perfect! Going to a 80’s party next weekend and was wondering how to “WOW” my look a bit, and I just found my answer.

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    A bit too bright for my taste but will try the tape technique with just the taped part a vibrant colour

    7 years ago •

  1. julandism

    Very nice! What tape in your opinion is the best to use and how can we make sure that the tape does not pull of the varnish below?

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    Nice! Trendy but not over the top.
    Raybans .. Yeah!

    7 years ago •


    Love the surprise factor of something different on the ring finger nails…

    7 years ago •

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