Posts Tagged ‘tape’

Lime and Pomegranate

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 by shewhodoesnails  No Comments

Morning ladies! It’s Friday!

What’s better than some bright green and pink nails for the weekend…

Lime and Pomegranate Nail Art

Polishes used...

Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime
Barry M - Pomegranate

Lasers

Posted on: April 9th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  2 Comments

I have seen this manicure done by so many people so many times and I love it. Getting the Models Own Ice Neon collection seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out.

I love how the stripes look like lasers in a nightclub. How cool! I also tried out a gradient on one finger to mix it up a bit!

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Laser nails
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I started by paining all my nails with a base of Barry M Matt White. I then painted my index finger with Models Own Toxic Apple, my middle finger with Models Own Bubblegum and my little finger with Models Own Luis Lemon. I also used a make up sponge to make a gradient with all three colours on my ring finger. When it had dried a bit, I painted a quick drying topcoat over all my nails – this meant that the tape I was about to stick on wouldn’t pull off the nail varnish.

Next I cut off lots of pieces of tape and stuck them randomly over my nails making sure that they were stuck down well. I then used Nails Inc Black Taxi to paint over the polish and tape on my nails so the colours was blocked out completely. Before it dried, I carefully used tweezers to pull off all the pieces of tape. Finally, after it had dried well I used a final coat of topcoat.

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If you have nail tape I would really recommend you try this out. If you don’t have tape – get some!!

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  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Barry M – Matt White
  • Models Own – Toxic Apple
  • Models Own – Bubblegum
  • Models Own – Luis Lemon
  • Nails Inc – Black Taxi
  • Makeup sponge
  • Nail tape
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat

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My first time with tape!

Posted on: April 7th, 2013 by shewhodoesnails  1 Comment

So AGES ago I bought these rolls of nail art tape from eBay and I am only now getting round to having a go with them.

How cool does this look! I wore it out to dinner after doing the manicure and I felt all special and snazzy with my dolled-up blingy nails. My only annoyance was that I forgot to put a top coat on after the tape and gems so the tape started peeling and the gems fell off after a while :( Lesson learned for next time!

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My first time with tape!
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I started by painting my nails with Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream – two coats to make it completely opaque. I then painted a coat of Seche Vite to make it dry quicker so I could get sticking! Then for each nail, I cut off a piece of tape, stuck it on my nail and trimmed it down to the right size. After that, I used a toothpick to dab a bit of clear nail polish onto the place where I was going to stick a gem, then picked up a gem using the toothpick (clear polish remnants are sticky!) and placed it onto the nail….and then did that for all the gems!

It took a while, but it was totally worth it!

Have you ever had a go at using nail tape?

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  • OPI – Nail Envy
  • Barry M – Blueberry Ice Cream
  • Seche Vite – Quick Dry Topcoat
  • Blue nail tape
  • Clear nail art gems

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