Hey there readers! You have no idea how happy I am to finally be writing. Since my last post (which has a strangely high amount of page views) I have been home for the weekend and picked up all of my Avon collection and a few others. To see my Avon collection and swatches, click here!
I've had a difficult time with taping manicures since I've been on the nail art scene but recently I realized it is so much easier for me to paint my nails a solid color, wait a day (for maximum dryness), then lay on the tape. This prevents the peeling, smudging, and cursing from happening. If you have always want to do a simple half and half taping design, or lots of tiny stripes but often find yourself giving up, try again but keep in mind how easy it is once your nails are completely dry (with a top coat too)!
Yikes! Tip wear - it happens to the best of us, though. For this super simple yet trendy mani, I first used two coats of Avon's Loving Lavender, on all except my ring fingers. On my first accent nail of a solid foil purple, I used two coats of Zoya's Dannii, a gift from fellow blogger over at Going to the Showing Anna.
After waiting a day, I knew for sure that I wanted some skinny Dannii stripes - so I cut a piece of plain ol' scotch tape into thin slices and stuck them on my nails. Most of the time you are told to lay tape on your shirt or pants to take away some of the tackiness, but since my nails were already dry, it didn't matter! Anyways, I then used only one coat of Dannii and peeled off the tape gently. Finished up with a top coat, which obviously smeared a bit.
Awesome! Not exactly Fall themed, but hey - I needed some color! I hope this post provided a little bit of insight and tips for taping nail art. It can be so frustrating to try all the other techniques and nothing works.
Thanks for reading! Enjoy your weekend!