Saturday, December 8, 2012

Guest Post with Polish Me, Please! - A Tape Mani Spectacular!

Happy Saturday fearless readers, I hope you enjoy this guest post from a good friend of mine, Nicole from Polish Me, Please! I think her design is adorable and I'm happy she can pull off a beautiful tape mani while I struggle and struggle with it. lol 

Hey There Polished People!

It’s me, Nicole, from Polish Me, Please! Jessica was so sweet to ask me to do a guest post for her, and since I am a big fan of her blog I said… Yes, Please! ;) When I asked her what she had in mind she said ‘something celebratory’ since she’s getting finished up with school and got herself a job right out of college, but when I tried to do something very “yippee!!!” I just made a mess of a splatter mani which you’ll see on my blog one of these days. I ended up going with a fun tape mani that I saw on Work/Play/Polish and just HAD to recreate. Jessica said she has a bit of a love/hate relationship with tape manis so hopefully this will be a slightly different flavor for you all to see. Are you ready to see these nails I’m talking about? Here they are!

Zig Zag Tri-Color Tape Mani:





How To Get These Nails:
1.     Use basecoat. Do your nails a favor and don’t skip this step. :)
2.     Paint your nails with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. I used 3 coats.
3.     Apply a coat of Seche Vite and allow your nails to dry thoroughly.
4.     When your nails are completely dry, apply striping tape to your nails, separating your nails into three triangles.
5.     I just painted my nails as you see by carefully painting within each triangle with the desired color, being careful not to completely paint over the striping tape. If you don’t think you can paint that precisely you can use scotch tape to tape off and paint these triangles. For the black parts I used FP Black Expressionism, and for the chartreuse parts I used OPI Did It On Em. The light grey/dark white parts are OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls which you, of course, don’t paint because that’s your base color.
6.     When you have all your nails painted in the desired pattern, make sure you give them a little time to dry to avoid streaks and then apply a final coat of Seche Vite.
7.     Get ready for the compliments! I got lots when I wore these nails :D

I want to give a big thanks to Jessica for allowing me to do this guest post for her. Also- thank you all for reading! Be sure to stop by my blog, Polish Me, Please! Let me know how you liked these nails in the comments below and also- tell me, are you a fan of tape manis or not so much? They seem to be a love/hate thing like Jessica said. ;) Thanks again for reading and commenting and till next time- Happy Polishing!! :D

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