Monday, February 25, 2013

Flip Flop February - Tape

Only a few days of the challenge left! And day two of my experimenting with a black backdrop and different lighting. I think it went a bit better today, and it's a little more true to color. I'm glad because I absolutely love this blue polish!

I haven't played with striping tape all too much recently, so I figured I would use it for today's nails. I couldn't think of a good taping or color blocking design otherwise. I just went wild with little strips of tape! I made each nail a bit different.

I was also a little messy since I used two Pure Ice polishes, and they tend to be pretty watery. So I got blue polish all around my cuticles and it looks like it stained a tiny bit!

I started by painting one coat of Pure Ice Silver Mercedes. It's a pretty opaque silver polish, so one was all I needed! It was a little streaky, but I figured I was covering most of it up, so I didn't bother using more polish. I then placed my striping tape on each nail. I started in a different spot on each one to make them all different. 

I then painted one good coat of Pure Ice French Kiss over the tape, and then pulled the tape off while it was still wet. It seeped under the tape a little in a few spots, and it also filled in a few spots right after removing the tape since the polish is so thin and watery. I just touched up a couple spots with silver afterward. 

The lines didn't come out perfect, but I'm loving the blue and silver combination. The flat blue creme paired with the metallic silver really makes it pop to me! I don't think it would be as interesting if both were metallic. But maybe it would be! I'll have to try that as well. 


  1. I love the graphic quality of this mani, and particularly I like the first photo, your middle finger looks like sunrise or laser beams.

    1. I like that one too. It looks really interesting coming from the corner!


I would love to hear your feedback!
I read every single comment :)