There was one other reason that I wanted a totally rad mani. A date with too busy guy! Can you believe it? Finally!!! Since I am writing this post after that date I will tell you that it went really great. We talked and laughed for two hours and when it was over, he asked to see me again! Some good news for a change! Want to know the funny that happened? I had done this mani on a Sunday and the date was on a Tuesday. Because of the tape lifting, which I will get to, I had added several thick layers of clear top coat to keep it from peeling off. Well imagine my embarrassment when my pinky nail popped right off at the beginning of the date! It had popped off twice at work that day and I had glued it back on twice. We had a good laugh about that-but he did like the design.
Let's start with the silly bottle shot.
This is Picture Polish O'Hara and A England Bridal Veil with the striping tape I used. O'Hara is touted to be like Cosmos, but in red obviously.
I started with O'Hara all by itself. No accent nail. Here are the starting shots.
First, I placed a stripe of tape and did my funky using Bridal Veil. I then removed that tape for a straight line. Then I added another piece of black tape and a piece of holo tape. Like I mentioned before, I don't know what happened, but the ends of the tape started lifting right away. Now I had let the base color dry for an hour so I was placing the tape on dry polish. Is that what I did wrong? You guys out there who play with this tape all the time, what's the secret to getting the ends to stay down? I actually took my nipper tool and nipped off the lifted ends so it laid flat.
Long story I know, but here are the awesome results. I'm pretty proud of this one for sure!
Stay tuned for my next masterpiece-it truly is a stunner!!!
How do you deal with striping tape?
Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?