It’s been a while since I’ve used striping tape. Mostly because it takes a while to get anything this detailed and even, and I hate having to wait for my nails to dry completely before I use it. But I still love the results. So I thought I’d break it out on some day-old polish and came up with this.
I started with a base of Intelligence, Integrity, & Courage from the China Glaze The Giver collection. It’s a really pretty light blue gray that reminds me of one of my all-time favorites: Essie Cocktail Bling. Love this color for winter. The stripes and dots were done with China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You from their fall All Aboard collection.
I really loved this color combo! If I ever remember to pick up some more makeup sponges, these two might make a really nice gradient. I just picked up a bunch of polishes from the last three China Glaze collections and I’m really liking them all. What’s your favorite recent CG release?
I was in the mood for something different this week, so I pulled out the neons. I like neons, but I don’t really like them on me. Still, I’ve acquired quite a few of them. I decided to go all out and go for the neon yellow. I have a terrible habit of putting on neons at night, loving them, and then kind of hating them the next morning in the sun. They’re just so damn bright, even though I guess that’s the point. So, instead of taking it off, I decided to add some designs using striping tape. I think they turned out pretty cool (even my dad complimented them!), but I still couldn’t wear them for more than a day. Baby steps.
The neon yellow is Nina Ultra Pro Solar Flare over white. Once it was dry, I created the designs with striping tape and painted on Essie Power Clutch before peeling the tape off.
The thumb is my favorite, but it too soooo long! I definitely need some more striping tape practice. I copied most of these designs from The Nailasaurus, who is ah-mazing!
What do you think of this mani? When I have another three hours (yes, it took that long to do both hands), I will definitely try this again with different colors.