Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I Did It!!

Good morning, dolls!

Today's post is centered around a nail art tool that I have always struggled with... striping tape.

Zoya Morgan, Maybelline Pretty In Polka, Rimmel Black Satin, pink, hot pink, fuschia, jelly, spotted, polka dots, striping tape, tape mani, nails, nail art, nail design, mani
 Colors Used: Zoya - Morgan, Maybelline - Pretty In Polka, Rimmel - Black Satin

Striping tape been the bane of my nail experience for quite a long time.  I bought a whole pack of the stuff over a year ago and have never been able to manage the clean lines that they're supposed to create.  I'd utilized all of the tips and tricks that fellow blogger's have posted about, and yet no matter how hard I'd try it would end up a big ol' mess.  So I shoved the tapes in the back of my nail art drawer and gave up.  And then last week I read a post from Casey Lane Loves Polish where she talked about struggling with tape manis.  I was inspired to try again...

I started with my ring finger.  Once my base coat dried, I put down my 5 strips of tape and painted a thick coat of Black Satin.  I then very quickly removed the strips of tape and viola!  Clean-ish lines!  Haha :)  I then did 2 coats of Pretty in Polka (a newbie in my collection) on my middle finger and 2 coats of the lovely Morgan  on the rest of my nails.

While it's still not perfect, it's leaps and bounds better than how my tape manis used to be.  So I'm deeming this a nail success :D

Do any of you struggle with tape manis?  Have you thrown in the towel??  I highly suggest keeping at it.  You'll get there, I promise.

Until next time!

Stef <3


  1. Rhonda (nailsbeautiqued)September 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Your did an excellent job with the tape. I'm loving everything about this mani. It's Beautiful!! :)

  2. Thank you, Rhonda! I really appreciate it :D

  3. Kelsey @ Polished PrescriptionSeptember 11, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Yay!! Amazing job with the striping tape! The lines look perfect. I love this whole mani. I love black and pink together and that glitter topper is really cool!

  4. Your striping tape nail looks amazing! I always find it hard to position the tape properly and get clean lines! I love the pink you have used too! :)

  5. Thank you Jayna! Striping tape really is a pain in the you-know-what to use lol. I hear ya! ;)