Cassette Tapes with China Glaze and MoYou London

2 Feb

Good evening everyone!  We have finally made it to the weekend and I am so ready for some downtime in my office and a whole lot of Netflix.  To kick off the weekend I wanted to share my look for the inspired by music portion of the 52 Week Nail Challenge.  I toyed with various ideas and finally settled on some cassette tape stamping.  I’m going to show my age here but I have a special place in my heart for cassette tapes.  As a kid I remember spending late nights and rainy weekend days sitting by the radio and hitting that record button to capture that one hit I just had to have.  While people make playlist now, when I was growing up there was some serious effort made in making mix tape.  That tape may have been a gift for someone special, the perfect poolside tunes for those long summer days, or sometimes just the challenge.  Either way, I feel the cassette tape need to be highlighted for the inspired by music week.

For my cassette tape mani I started off with three coats of Turned Up Turquoise by China Glaze.  While this is a matte shade, with a glossy top coat it goes way up on my favorite lacquer list.  Next I used white stamping polish by MoYou Nails and the Rockstar Collection plate 3 by MoYou London.  Everything is sealed with two coats of Marvel Liquid Macro Top Coat by SuperChic Lacquer.

So what do you guys think of my cassette tape stamping for the inspired by music week?  I love it, almost as much as I loved all those cassette tapes growing up.  Thank you so much for stopping by today and please join us for the 52 Week Nail Challenge, it’s never too late to try new things! <3

24 Responses to “Cassette Tapes with China Glaze and MoYou London”

  1. beautyjudy February 2, 2018 at 8:57 PM #

    Ah I love this, reminds me of my 80s childhood and I love it!

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:43 PM #

      I was an 80’s kid too so I love finding plates that bring back little childhood memories!

  2. MarciaF February 2, 2018 at 9:28 PM #

    That’s cute and nostalgic. Technology has changed so much!

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:43 PM #

      It really has!!! Makes me miss a simpler time!

  3. Allison February 2, 2018 at 9:49 PM #

    Oh those audiotape stamps are so cute! What an unexpected visual. And I love the China Glaze teal polish, so pretty

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:43 PM #

      I love this tape pattern and have used it many times, first time with this color combo and my favorite so far.

  4. Kathryne February 2, 2018 at 9:54 PM #

    very 80s so I super love these

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:42 PM #

      I was born in 1981 so give me all things 80’s!!! Well except the hair and makeup!! Hahahahaha!

  5. Ehmkay Nails February 3, 2018 at 9:47 AM #

    Ahhh I totally need this plate!

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:41 PM #

      Yes you do!!! It’s one of my favorites!!!

  6. LittleNuclearReactor February 3, 2018 at 1:33 PM #

    I instantly knew which plate this stamping came from. I’ve had my eye on it for a while. Fantastic mani, I adore that turquoise color!

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:40 PM #

      I love this plate so much! It was one of the first ones I bought from MoYou London!

  7. 25 Sweetpeas February 3, 2018 at 11:57 PM #

    What a fun music theme!

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:40 PM #


  8. justnatoya February 4, 2018 at 1:01 AM #

    This is such a cool idea! Well done. I remembered making a cassette for a boy I like and in the jacket of the case writing my phone number so maybe he would ….. he didn’t

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:40 PM #

      What a jerk!!!!!! Better off without him and hopefully he still listens to that tape and thinks of his missed opportunity!!!

  9. Yvette Price February 4, 2018 at 2:18 PM #

    I love this stamping soo hard!!! I love the color combination!

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:38 PM #

      Thanks!!! I’ve used this pattern a few times and this if my favorite combo to date!

  10. Painted Fingertips February 5, 2018 at 9:27 AM #

    So cute! I have this stamping plate and I don’t think I’ve ever used this image!

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:30 PM #

      This is one of my favorite plates from them and I have used this image a lot! Favorite combo to date!

  11. Nichole C February 6, 2018 at 9:03 PM #

    I like the new length on your nails!

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:24 PM #

      Thanks!!! I had two really bad breaks, too much celebrating after the Alabama game, so I did a trim across the board. Much easier length to work with for sure!

  12. Stacie @ February 8, 2018 at 9:56 AM #

    I had this fantasy that I was going to do the 52 week challenge, haha. I love this, cassettes were definitely a part of my childhood.

    • Nina February 11, 2018 at 1:12 PM #

      There is always time to catch up!!!!

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