Once again I wanted to do something I haven't done for a looooong while, so I dug out my nail art striping tapes and decided to do something with those. Do you guys even remember them? They were a mild hit many years ago before any nail vinyls and such. Lately it seems that no one is using them anymore and I quite quickly remembered why... But first, let's take a look at the mani I did with them.
I started with one coat of Gina Tricot White so that the gradient colors would pop out more. Then I did the gradient using Picture Polish Winter and Autumn, both such beautiful polishes! I still had to do quite a few coats to get the colors to show up properly, but I think the white base helped a little. After my gradient base was dry I started taping my nails with silver striping tape.
The actual taping of the nails was quite easy. I remembered it being way more nerve-racking that it really was and I managed to do my nails quite quickly. I also tried to be super smart and I used a little bit of nail glue to secure the ends of the tapes on the tip of the nails. Then I also did two coats with top coat and I really thought the tapes would stay on my nails at least for a day. But no, they didn't! Only after an hour or so I started noticing that some of them were already sticking out. I still tried to fix it with a little more of nail glue, but it didn't really help. I didn't have time to do another mani, so I went to work with some of the tapes sticking a bit out, but nothing too major. After a full day of work though I only have couple tapes left... So yeah, I don't think I'll be using these type of tapes any time soon. But hey, at least I have a great excuse to change the manicure (like I ever needed one).
Products used for this manicure
Base coat: KBShimmer Basic Training
Polishes: Gina Tricot White (base), Picture Polish Autumn, Picture Polish Winter
Top coat: Glisten&Glow HK Girl
Others: silver nail art striping tape
Do you guys still use these striping tapes or are they just collecting dust in drawers like mine were?