Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Striping tape fail.

I'm not a pro manicurist by any means. Don't ever think I am.

Here's proof. Tonight, I decided to try striping tape. I received Finger Paints... Art.... Something.... Hot pink in my first nail art society box this month (the rest of the box except a file and dotting tool was crap which was frustrating) and decided to try it out tonight.

I used Zoya -Arizona, a yummy orange sherbet cream color, as a base for two accent nails, and after they had dried for twenty minutes or so, I put on striking tape and then gave all of my nails two coats of the hot pink.

I let them dry another ten or fifteen minutes, and peeled the tape off slowly.

The results were disastrous.

Someone give me tips?


  1. No advice, but despite the fail I like the color combo. :)

  2. What I have found is that you have to let the nails dry for a looooong time, both the under coat and the top coat. Like, annoying long, or else it turns out poorly. That's how my Valentine's nail fail happened. Also, make sure the tape is stuck way down. I have never used actual striping tape though, so there are just guesses.