4/30/12

My First Tape Manicure Attempt

Can you believe after all these years of doing nails, I've never done a 'tape' manicure (use Scotch tape to tape of part of the nail and then apply a different color to the exposed parts)?  After I put Wet N Wild's "Penny For Your Thoughts" on earlier, I felt the urge to add to it somehow and came up with this:  Orly "Fowl Play" painted diagonally across each nail. After my base color was completely dry, I put the tape across half my nail, painted 'Fowl Play' on and let it dry for a few minutes.  I then s l o w l y pulled the tape off and voila! Clearly, I still need to work on my tape placement since my ring finger has way too much Fowl Play compared to my other nails (hey, I was on the phone while I was doing this and wasn't really paying attention to that one ;-), but overall I like this- especially the color combo.  Fowl Play has multi-colored flakes and some of them are actually almost the same color as 'Penny For Your Thoughts'.  Pretty cool:




Now that I've attempted this, I'm ready to experiment with different colors and more "tape placements"!  Whatcha think?


18 comments:

  1. I LOVE these two colors together!

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  2. I see nothing wrong at all. Your ring finger is your accent nail in my eye...lol!!! Love the color combo!!!

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  3. I did a tap manicure once and it took forever! I'm so impatient, haha. I love yours. The two contrasting colors/finishes look awesome!

    I just finished my second day of work and I'm exhausted. I haven't spent 8 hours on my feet in forever! So far the new job is going well!

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    1. Hahah...I'm the Queen of impatient...but I'm also the Queen of not leaving well enough alone either ;)

      I bet your feet are killing you!!! OMG! I can't wait to hear all about it, I am so happy for you Jessi!

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  4. The color combination is awesome.

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    1. Thanks Hema!! I was surprised at how much I liked it together!!

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  5. This is a beautiful color combo. It took me a long time to really dive into tape manicures, too. For the longest time they'd turn out messy. The polish kept bleeding under the tape and it just wasn't pretty. I finally learned to use ACTUAL Scotch brand tape and not random generic ones.

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    1. Thanks Lynds! I've always admired the tape mani from afar :) I definitely need to practice more, but I love them- the possibilities are endless!

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  6. i love the combination!! gorgeous!

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  7. Pretty tape mani! I like the polishes you used!

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    1. Thanks Bethany! Aren't they a good match? I was surprised by how much I liked this.

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