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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pink Wednesday Tape Manicure Tutorial!

Hi lovelies!  Sorry for the lack of posts this week.  My job has been very demanding of my spare time, so I haven't had a chance to post all the adorable manicures I've been doing lately, but I promise to make some time to schedule some posts because I definitely have a lot to show you!

First, I just want to thank everyone for the great feedback I've been getting with the giveaway entries!  It's not too late to enter, so do it now!  One of the requests I got was to add some functionality so that you can subscribe to my blog through email, so that is now a new block on the ride sidebar, I hope you'll use it!  I also got a request for more tape manicures with tutorial, so I have one of those for you today, and I'll have another one for you next pink Wednesday using the same colors in a different way.

I'll be honest with you, I've had trouble with tape manicures in the best screwing up my base coat, which is why I don't post them often, but I think I've found the solution!  So, first step is to start with a base color of your manicure.  I'm starting with Zoya Purity:
I put a coat of Seche Vite over this and let it dry for a long time to avoid smudging my base coat.  Then I prepped my tape for my manicure.  For the diagonal french, I just needed to pull off a strip of regular tape, then I touched the tape a few times to remove some of the stickiness, and then placed it on my nail diagonally.
Press the tape down well and then paint your second color always going in the same direction so you don't accidentally get under the tape.  My second color is one of the new Zoya Mod Matte shades called Lolly.
Once your finished painting, peel off the tape.  Don't wait for it to dry, this will make sure the tape removes cleanly.
Now that I have my perfect diagonal french, I took a great neon green nail art striper from NaildeRoyale.com along with some cute star sequins also from Nail De Royale and played with them.  You'll see in the pictures below, I played with the placement a bit before I decided on my favorite placement.



This turned out to be such a fun bright manicure!  I got a lot of compliments on it today. 

The neon green striper, star sequins, and Zoya Lolly were all sent to me for my review from Nail De Royale.  If you are looking for good prices on nail polishes, and nail art supplies, definitely check them out!

Hope you liked my first tape manicure tutorial!

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