(Just Another) Mani Monday: Fun with Striping Tape

Hey all!  Sorry for the long break.  Things got a little busy here in preparation for school starting!  Syd starts back tomorrow and is really excited- I’m sure that feeling won’t last for many more years.

So for today, I did something relatively quick and easy.   Some of you may have seen my ‘Haul’ post on Facebook that showed a ton of striping tape rolls.  I got these for a couple of bucks from China- so while I did wait forever to get them- now I have a lot of options!

I’ve seen many, many people demonstrate better than I could how to actually do this mani- but basically, you paint your nails 1 color, and let them dry completely.  Place the striping tape over the nail in the places you want, and then paint over the nail (and the tape) in a different color.  Remove the tape, voila!  A super neat look!

For this I used China Glaze’s Love’s A Beach covered by Cult Nails Nevermore.  Love’s A Beach was only 1 coat- on it’s own I’d probably opt for 2, but as a peek-through undie only 1 was needed.

So much fun!  I didn’t realize at the time that I made 2 A’s right next to each other… I need to pay closer attention when I do this again!

My daughter decided to watch me doing this, and just ‘had to have’ the same thing done.  The idea of making multiple striping lines on all 10 of her wiggly, can’t-stay-still fingers wasn’t exactly appealing, so I convinced her to just go with pink and the striping on the thumbs.  And then she HAD to show the off, so hopefully you guys won’t mind the kid-photo too much 🙂

Now she’s all ready for her first day of school tomorrow with some fun nails!

And of course, I took a Mommy-and-me shot.

I forgot to add- she insisted on a glitter topcoat over hers.

Can you tell she’s my daughter?!  🙂

 

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3 responses

  1. becky

    love the mommy and me shot. i finally got around to painting my nubbins today and my niece wanted her nails done. she is 3 so i can reate to the wiggly fingers. 10 min later she wanted the polish taken off. i told her no way.

    August 21, 2012 at 1:52 am

  2. You should post this on the PLL page “A is everywhere” … Yes, I watch PLL :oP

    August 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

  3. Haha, I had to look up what that was- you know, I know a lot of people that watch Pretty Little Liars! I need to check it out!

    August 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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