I'm not all-together pleased with how it came out, but it was my first time using striping tape and I've been eager to try this one out, so...!
Here's a video of the materials used
(Or keep reading below!):
|These two are POWERHOUSES for |
long-lasting manicures! One lasted
1.5 weeks, the other for 2!!!
I finished everything with a top coat of Revlon's "Quick Dry Top Coat." I'd heard it was a rival for the legendary Seche Vite, but with fewer harsh chemicals. It also doesn't go bad in the bottle or shrink when used. I was intrigued, and so far, this stuff is FABULOUS.
(***Note: For this design, I put the top coat on top of each coat of neon, and NOT on top of the textured polish. This prevents the polish from losing its texture!***)
Together, this combo has made my nails last, on average, 1.5 to 2 weeks. They're both awesome!
For my base color:
Originally, I'd been planning to do my nails in an ombre the way it was featured in Nail It! Magazine, because it looked so cool, but I recently saw this image on Pinterest:
For my design:
Just make sure that if you put the striping tape in a criss-cross pattern, you pull the top layer off first. I meant to do that on one nail and forgot, and the design buckled and became an uneven line that makes me wince to see even now.
(NOTE: I did NOT put top coat on top of the texture, or else I would have lost the texture!)
Despite all the disappointments, I still had fun with this design and would do it again--and do it better, of course!
Is anyone else obsessed with nail polish? What are you wearing right now?