Yellow Sponged Tape Mani

Day 3 of the Nail Challenge is today… and the theme is yellow.  I had to brainstorm a lot for this design, mostly because the majority of my yellow polishes suck!!  They are not very opaque and do not work well for nail art.  Why does yellow always have to be like that??

I decided on a white base coat of NYC Nail Enamel in French White Tip.  Then I taped some random criss crosses onto my nails using striping tape.  Then I sponged some different shades of yellow on top using little pieces of a cut-up makeup sponge.  I like cutting my makeup sponges into much smaller pieces because it’s less messy and easier to apply that way.  After I peeled the tape off I was left with this cool white and yellow cross hatch design.

tape_yellow_sponged_nails

I was inspired to do this mani by viewing this: Wacky Laki- Striping Tape and Gradient.   If you are into tutorials then you will love this page of hers… it’s chock-full of pretty stuff!

Here’s the yellow polishes I used:

China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

Wet n wild The Wonder Yellows

Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow

Nicole by OPIMy Favorite Gold

View the other participants designs here! 

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11 thoughts on “Yellow Sponged Tape Mani

    • This was my first time trying it too! I ordered some really inexpensive tape from amazon or ebay a while back. Not sure why I never used it before. It’s kind of frustrating to cut it though- I kept dropping it on the floor or the tape would stick back onto itself and I couldn’t find the end of it!

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