Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Stripe Me Down

I am getting completely obsessed with striping tape manis. The possibilities are just endless and I find myself reaching for the rolls again and again recently. In hindsight, this was too subtle of a colour combo to pick for photographing under a bright light. The contrast was much more visible in real life but hopefully you can see it well enough in the pictures.



I used China Glaze Passion for Petals as the base colour on my ring finger and Essie Navigate Her on the rest. I used one coat of Seche Vite and waited 15 minutes before applying striping tape first in lines straight from cuticle to tip, then diagonally between those lines using a pair of pointy tweezers.
Next I painted on one thick coat of Barry M Greenberry one nail at a time and removed the tape while that was still wet. I topped it all off with one coat of Seche Vite.




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22 comments :

  1. I love striping tape too, it's so addictive hehe, love this mani :)

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  2. Love this! I'm actually wearing a striping tape mani too! :D
    http://polishchest.blogspot.de/2013/02/orly-decoded.html

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  3. Very cool. Restocking my striping tape supply now. :]

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  4. Striping tape is so fun to work with but a bit tricky for people with fingers like mine Lol.

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  5. Love this Sammy, you cant beat a bit of striping!

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  6. Such a beautiful mani! I love it!

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  7. Love it! Looks like pen scribbles!

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  8. Lovely design!
    I'm with you on that ride - have been obssessing over tape patterns and designs! hahha :)

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  9. Ooh, I might have to get some striping tape xD

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  10. I love this, yours are so clean, mine bleed every time! Practise practise practise!

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  11. :) we all love striping tape. It' s so easy to use, and the effect is great with any colour..

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  12. That looks so perfect!!!

    still haven't got this to work - tried it with glitter recently that was too thick and hadn't dried.. messy.

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  13. Great colour choices :). I love striping tape xx

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  14. So fresh, funky and fun! Love it. =)

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  15. That's amazing. How is it that I never think of something like this :-S.

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  16. I love, love, love this. I'm gonna try it this weekend!

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  17. Oh man! This mani is adorable. Seriously, you are fantastic at color combinations. You've got a great eye for color!

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