13 February 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Patterns on Patterns: Stripes on Stripes (and Cirque Doyers Review)

 Can you believe it? We’ve finally reached the end of Digit-al Dozen week! My final look for you is my favorite of the entire week – I’ve been saving it for last! I absolutely love how intricate striping tape can make a manicure look, and I think it looks sophisticated in this color scheme (which is, of course, red and white for Valentine’s Day!)

To get this look, I started off with a base of Zoya Ana on all my nails. (I am totally obsessed with wearing all of the Naturel Satins – you can read my review of them here.) Once it was dry, I taped off sections and painted on Cirque Doyers and KBShimmer Eyes White Open. Then, I peeled off the tape to reveal the classy nude lines! I topped everything off with top coat.

The pattern of the striping tape is reminiscent of an oldmanicure I did for New Year’s a couple years back – I really do love the way it looks with two different colors! Technically, this isn’t a “pattern on pattern”, but the idea is that one layer of stripes covers the other layer. Get it?

Either way, I am completely satisfied with this manicure! I definitely want to use the Naturel Satins for more nail art, since the colors are so versatile. And can we take a moment to obsess over the perfect red creme that is Cirque Doyers?!

Here is a swatch of Doyers. It’s a cherry red creme with a jelly-like formula. This is part of the ongoing Metropolis Collection, and it’s their release for February. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, but also a great color to have all year round. The formula was the same as their other Metropolis shades that I reviewed for January. Shown above is two easy coats with top coat.

Here are the polishes I used for my nail art look:

You can find my review of the Zoya Naturel Satin here, and the KBShimmer white creme reviewed here. I purchased the striping tape from Amazon.

What do you think of today’s nail art look? And what do you think of Doyers? I’d love to hear from you!

Make sure you visit the other talented ladies for our last day of the Digit-al Dozen!

Some products provided for my honest review.

Base: Nailtiques Formula 2 Plus, available here
Zoya Ana, available here
KBShimmer Eyes White Open, available here
Cirque Doyers, available here
Top: KBShimmer Clearly on Top, available hereBorn Pretty Store Matte Top Coat, available here (use code RFL91 for 10% off your order!)


  1. These look awesome! Your stripes are so clean and crisp.

  2. I get it! You must have the patience of a saint to use that much striping tape. It turned out so perfect.

  3. does something like nailart-telepathy exist? this is another time when I'm just sure it DOES exist! I'm wearing very similar mani (just the same technique and colour combo). <3 amazing!

  4. MandyChameleonStampedeFebruary 14, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    I'm completely in love with this! It's so crisp and modern!

  5. LOVE this one!!

  6. I really love this one! I especially like that you did a nude base coat instead of another color or just letting you naked nail show through. Really pretty color combination.

  7. Thanks so much Julie! I really love nude polish used with striping tape :)

  8. Haha OMG! We are definitely nail psychics :)

  9. Hahaha! I do love me some striping tape, although it is a PITA!

  10. Gorgeous and very classy! I've got to try a similar mani!

  11. The stripes are so perfect! I love it!

  12. This is so chic and classy! I love it! And THAT RED!! Yum!

  13. I love this! It's so simple, but so precise, and you picked just the perfect colors! That red.... <3

  14. What a genius use of the satins! I love everything about this one!

  15. Wait what!? This isn't stamped! These are so perfectly crisp and gorgeous!

  16. Oh my, just found a whole set of DD I missed! Arg! Insanely cool combo


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