Striping Tape Part 2

Saturday, May 8, 2010
Hi dear reader!

How was the start of your weekend? Mine started with a nail polish hunt in Germany, Oberhausen to be exact. I've spent my day in CentrO with Michèle and Daph and scored some nice goodies!

I've also tried something else with the striping tape. I've got a few tips and after spending a little time with it, this is the result:

OPI Ogre-the-Top-Blue Shrek Forever After Collection 2010 Striping Tape Dollar Nail Art Silver Striping Tape Nail Art Baby Pearls Nail art Design

The base colour is OPI's Ogre-the-Top-Blue and the striping tape is from Dollar Nail Art. I've also placed one baby pearl in the centre of each nail because I like baby pearls haha. My second try worked out a lot better but it's still not perfect. I'm a terrible picky person and I'd hate it when the striping tape is cut off too short, so now it's a little too long for my nails. I'm still trying to succeed having the perfect length of tape on my nails!

About Ogre-the-Top-Blue: perfect bright medium blue. Application was fine - at least better than Shrek and Fiona! Those were very streaky and I needed four (!) coats to even it all out. I'm wearing three coats in the picture. I'm also having a top coat issue, my OPI RapiDry gets all bubbly. :(

That's it for today. Have a great weekend!
Michelle

21 comments:

PolishSis said...

This looks great and very classy on you! Have a great weekend!

jo.frougal said...

Love it!!! Looks like your nails are wearing rings!

Tierney said...

This looks really great, I love it!!

Caitlin said...

This is so amazingly beautiful I love it! I need to find some striping tape!

Tiana said...

This mani is great!! <3<3<3

paintedLadyfingers said...

Adorable! It makes me think of the seashore. I love the little pearls too!

I've never used striping tape. It looks great on your nails. Could you put a little topcoat on the ends to stiffen them and then use sharp cuticle nippers to trim the excess?

Have you tried adding nail polish thinner to your topcoat? I had to use a good amount, but it stopped the bubbling. :)

Gwen Wijman said...

Love the baby pearls!

Suzanne said...

Ge-wel-dig!

Michelle said...

Thanks! And the same for you! :)

Michelle said...

Thanks! I thought the same haha :D

Michelle said...

Thanks Tierney! :)

Michelle said...

Thanks! You can buy some at Dollar Nail Art, I've had some good experiences with them.

Michelle said...

Thank you :)

Michelle said...

Thanks Diana! I'm so in love with the baby pearls, they're adorable! You should definitly try the tape, I love the things you can do with it - except the sticking to the nails part. Tried various top coats but the ends seem to crawl up no matter how I cut them off so I need to figure that out haha.

I'll try the thinner tip, thanks!

Michelle said...

Thanks!

Michelle said...

Dankje!

Polish Hoarder said...

Very pretty! I've never used striping tape... I'm afraid it would peel up! Love the little pearls. I need to get me some of those :)

Michelle said...

It isn't expensive so if you'd like to try that I'd definitly do! Thanks :)

thriszha said...

i love baby pearls too... yay!! I love this look.. does the striping tape u used here are different from ur last post? i think this ST is much better... i love... love.. love.. it!!

Michelle said...

This is the same striping tape but it does looks thinner. Don't know why though! Thanks :)

kelliegonzo said...

oooooh LOVES! it's like each nail has it's own little ring <3

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