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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Striping Tape!!!

So I have been admiring the effect you can get by using striping tape for a while, and I finally bought myself some and used it in my last post (but that was weak sauce). I really wanted to do something bright and fun... but this wasnt as easy as I thought it was going to be...

I have learned to take pictures part way through a mani because there is a great chance that I will mess up... there have been many a failed manicure that couldve been posted if only I had documented the journey... anywho. This is one thick coat of American Apparel T-Shirt. I have been on a mission to find a one coat white, and after hearing everyone rave about their black I thought "what the heck?" Glad I did because I like this so much more than OPI Alpine snow or even  Konad's white. I used two rows of striping tape to make a thicker line here and the black is my favorite Liquid Leather.

The pink is some random Color Club. I hate how their huge sets from Ross never have names on them.
This was a pain and the pictures look so messy... This took forever and you have to wait for everything to dry before you apply the tape URGH!!!! I hated doing this, but it came out kinda pretty! However, I feel like manicures are supposed to be fun, not a pain in the ass... so I only did these four fingers then wiped it clean and went with a solid. If I was doing this on someone else I think I would have enjoyed it more, and probably would have done a better job. I have more patience for other people than I do myself. It did come out really nice for a concept. I think if I did it again I would only use one row of striping tape when I got to the pink layer, so that the black and white was just peeking through, and maybe diagonal stripes.

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  1. You know what's the worst? When pain in the ass manis turn out so bad that you can't even bring yourself to take pictures. lol I've had so many of those. There was one particular day that I did 3 manis for a challenge and they all looked horrible so at the end of the day I just wanted to chop off my fingers to get rid of the evidence. Tape manis are really hard for me to do because I want them to come out all perfect but they never do!!!!! I like the color combo on this look but I kinda like it with just the black and white better. I just really like black and white!

  2. Right? I really wish I had stopped there, at just a good Beetlejuice mani! That tape is so infuriating... I will conquer it, I will.