But I remembered this amazing tutorial by Blue Tape and Nail Tips for super cute shooting star nails. You can see her original blog entry here.
Since I dont have blue painter's tape, I use regular scotch tape.
Here are a few tips I have learned for taping manicures.
- cut all your tape pieces BEFORE you begin painting your nails. Scissors are not wet polish friendly
- before you put the tape on your nail, stick it on the palm of your hand to remove some of the stickyness. This will prevent it from taking up the base layer.
- after you've placed your tape and painted one nail, remove tape immediately. Dont go on to the other nail until the tape is off of the first one. You dont want the polish to dry on top of the tape and take off all of your hard work right?
- finally, wait until your base polish is just dry to the touch to tape things up. If it's too dry (like day after you painted your nails dry) the tape is more likely chip it off. If it's not dry enough... well you know...
|tip wear. Partially due to seche vite and partially due to doing the dishes before taking the picture >_<|
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