It’s TAPE MANI day in the April Nail Art Challenge. Striping tape always amazes me! Every time I use it I’m like WOW- this stuff is great! It peels off your nail without a problem and what an easy way to get some crisp clean nail art!
I started with a few base coats of my neon green polish by Cynthia Rowley. It’s so bright and green that it really reminded me of Earth Day from earlier in the week. I taped my nails with some inexpensive striping tape from amazon and it surprisingly didn’t take very long. Then I topped it off with an awesome teal holo! This scattered holo is called Teal Dimension from L.A. Girl. I’ve swatched other holos from that collection here and here. I can’t get enough of this stuff! Then when I peeled the tape off the neon-it was like POW against the teal! The whole color combo and the peace sign remind me of Earth, Mother Nature, peace and love. I hope you like it cuz it was fun for me to wear! Peace! xx
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.
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 OPI ♥ My Favorite Gold
View the other participants designs here!