Yes, the title is a cheesy pun.
No, I am not sorry about it.
But I am excited to be linking up again today!
I often find myself lusting after the cute, trendy nail designs of pinterest and just never seem to pull them off. I feel like I am missing a step in the details or something because my project never turns out the way I had hoped.
Upon a tidbit from a random lady at Target, I decided to give it one last try!
I pinned and pinned and drew some inspiration from these posts:
I basically combined all of the ideas into one and decided to use tape to create a glittered, reverse manicure in a triangle shape.
I promise, it sounds much more complicated than it is.
First, I picked out two colors that I liked together-- Essie's Case Study as the base color and Sally Hansen's Strobe Light for the manicure.
Next, I painted the base color and let it dry. This didn't take too long.
Here's the secret:
I then used WASHI TAPE to create the triangle design at the nail beds. Once the tape was pressed down, I simple stroked a few coats of the glitter polish until I was satisfied! I then pealed the tape off, let the glitter finish drying, and applied a top coat!
The washi tape is the secret in all of this. The tape seals enough to keep the nail polish from bleed onto the base color but is light enough that it does not pull away the base color when it is removed.
You may have seen the end result on Instagram:
And here is another shot of the final product!
I really like these colors together and I think it keeps the nail design fun and more mature than some of the other designs I see!
Have you ever tried washi tape when painting you nails?
1. Acrylic Jewelry Stands for your organized New Year
2. Block Letter Bookends-would be cute with initials