Black and Glittery Half Moon Nails
Today I wanted stripey sparkly nails! 😀
Lava and Twilight
For this I used two coats of Sally Hansen Lava from the Lustre Shine collection, Filthy Gorgeous Twilight, quite a lot of striping tape and some french tip guides (I used the pointy shaped ones rather than the round ones!)
Even though this took a quite a while, the striping tape was not cooperating, I really like this look, and I’ll definitely have to try this with different colours! 😀
Today I have a sparkly mani I created using striping tape to show you.
Striping Tape Nail Art
for this I used
- Rimmel Space Dust – Aurora
- Filthy Gorgeous – Twilight
- Striping Tape
- Seche Vite
I began with two coats of Aurora, this is a really pretty polish! It is a slightly textured nude with loads of silver glitter, I added a thick coat of Seche Vite to even out the the texture to help stop the black polish from bleeding under the tape.
I used seven strips of tape for each nail, apart from my pinky which only needed six. Starting with my thumb nail I applied the tape, then carefully dabbed on the black polish, then using tweezers removed the tape while the polish was still wet. Then I applied another coat of Seche Vite over the top and continued with my other nails.
Rimmel Aurora and Filthy Gorgeous Twilight
I never realized how much easier a decent quality striping tape is to use! There was no curling up, sticking to itself or refusing to stick to my nail! 😀
Sparkly Pink And Black Nails
Just a quick post today! Some simple red and black nails created with the help of some striping tape!
Come to Bed Red from Butter London and Barry M Black
I started off with Come To Bed Red from Butter London, this is one from my untried pile! It’s a really lovely shade and was really easy to apply, but it unfortunately took four coats to be opaque so definitely not a polish to go for if you are in a hurry!
Then (when it was dry) I used striping tape to mark out the triangle shapes and filled them in with Barry M Black, I removed the tape while the polish was still wet so it didn’t remove the polish along with it.
For some reason I added some striping tape to my ring finger… It seemed like a good idea at the time, now I really don’t like it Unfortunately I realized after I had added the top coat!
my nails look so much longer!
This design really makes my nails look longer so I think I’ll try to ignore the offending bits of striping tape! 🙂
Black and Green Striped Nails
Day 12 Striped Nails! I decided on another simple mani for this one 🙂
I started out with two coats of Kissy from Sinful Colors, Kissy is a really pretty teal jelly with loads of gold iridescent glitter.
When the teal polish was dry, one nail at a time I stuck on the striping tape and added a coat of Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous, then removed the tape with tweezers while the black polish was still wet.
Then I added a coat of Seche Vite, when it was dry I started on the next nail!
Filthy Gorgeous Twilight Sinful Colors Kissy
I do like stripy nails like this, I just wish they didn’t take as long 🙂
Art Deco Taped Nails
I used a lot of sticky stuff for this look! Ring reinforcements, french tip guides and striping tape! In hindsight I really should have completed one nail at a time, I ended up covered in bits of striping tape, I even found some in my hair!
The base colour is Strap On Your Moon Boots from China Glaze, and I used Black Magic from Revlon for the detail.
I used topcoat to stick on the studs! and another coat to finish it of, The color Club topcoat did dull the Holo effect of the polish a little, But other than that I really love how this turned out!
Art Deco Taped Nails
Here are my stripey nails for the Golden Oldie Thursday Challenge 🙂 After all the pink flowers from my last post I needed something simple and not too complicated!
GOT polish Stripes
I started off with a thin coat of silver polish from Eyeko just on the top half of my nail, when it was dry I used some striping tape to mask off where I wanted the stripes to be, then I applied a thick coat of the vamp polish and removed the tape before it dried!
It’s so easy! the only fiddly bit was lining up the tape! I really should use my striping tape more! 😀
Look at how old those bottles are! 😀 The silver one was the first metallic/chrome polish I ever brought I think it was from Superdrug! The vamp polish joined my collection a couple of years later, it’s a blue black, and there’s nothing nasty about it!
GOT polish Stripes
Don’t forget to check out the Pinterest page of the other fantastic Got Polish Challenge nails! You can find that right here 😀