Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teal Tuesday: Tape Mani

Good Morning All!!  It's Tuesday and I have a teal mani for you :)  A Tape mani that is!!  This is yet another technique that I haven't tried yet.  I have seen a few designs on You Tube in past few months, so I had an idea of what I was going to be doing.  Here is what I used:

Most people use scotch tape and cute into strips or designs etc.  My husband was watching me and offered to let me use his striping tape.  I couldn't believe it!  That stuff isn't cheap.  This stuff is 1/16" so it's great for doing a tape mani.  This made it really easy and super fast.

I painted my nails with the NOPI Teal, the sticker came off the bottom :(  So if any one knows the name of this color, could you leave it in the comments for me?  Thanks!!
I had to do 3 coats of the NOPI to get it Opaque, I then did 1 coat of the SH HD Spectrum to give it a little more sparkle.  That stuff is AWESOME!!  Next I cut little pieces of the striping tape and placed them randomly on my nails.  I did one nail at a time to make sure I didn't mess any thing up.  Last step, paint over the tape with a 1 coat black, I used WNW Ebony Hates Chris.  Love this black!
Finally, a coat of SV and Voila!  My first tape mani :)  It's not perfect, but I think I did a pretty good job for my first time.  Thoughts?

Base Coat:  Seche Retain
Base Color:  NOPI unknown teal
Shimmer:  SH HD Spectrum
Top Color:  WNW Ebony Hates Chris
Tape: 1/16" Crepe Fine Line Tape
Top Coat:  Seche Vite

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  1. Great job for the first time doing a tape mani!! I am especially loving your ring finger!!

    1. Thanks! That is the first finger I did and was prob going to be the only finger. But it was so easy I decided to do them all :)

  2. I wish I could do multi-tape nails! I never have the patience LOL. But I love the contrast of the teal and the black together! It came out awesome!

    1. Thanks Hannah! It really is pretty easy, You should give it a try :)


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