I tried this sponging/striping tape manicure a little while back – and for a first try, it seemed to turn out pretty good.
After all of these challenges and being “told” what my manicures were going to be – I had the need to break free!! (lol whatever) and since I am not terribly original….I decided to try the striping tape mani again. (I have to pull out my stamping supplies again…but I was so frustrated to past few times I used them….they went to the back of the drawer)
Not that I am any kind of expert to be giving “tutorials” – but, I will go step by step in what I did throughout the “process” 🙂
Step1 – I polished my nails with 2 coats of Nubar’s Stardust, and polished one finger with Nicole by OPI “Shoot for the Maroon” and topped it with Seche Vite, and let it dry for 10 minutes (to make sure all of the layers were dry)
Step 2 – I cut a ton of strips of nail striping tape, and then firmly applied them to each finger nail.
Step 3 – with a piece of sponge, and a puddle of “Shoot for the Maroon” I dabbed the sponge in the polish and sponged gently onto the “Stardust” nails – until I was pleased with how much I had applied. Then did the same with the “Shoot for the Maroon” nail, but used a gold polish to sponge on instead.
Step 4 – Gently peel off striping tape – one piece at a time.
Step 5 – clean off the polish from skin and cuticles and add top coat.
The final result!!