Nail Ideas: New Year Mani!

Happy New Year to all of you!! May 2013 be an awesome year for us all! :party

Here's also a quick mani that I did to usher in the new year:

Yup! This is also my first attempt at striping tape mani! I got some striping tape* from Born Pretty Store a while ago and finally got around to using it!

I started off the mani with two coats of China Glaze I Herd That and I'm Not Lion. After it has dried (with the help of Seche Vite), I cut short sections of striping tape and stuck them firmly on each nail randomly before painting Zoya Raven over it. Immediately after painting the black, I used a tweezer to carefully remove the tape in the reverse order to ensure the lines remain crisp.

It is my first time using striping tapes and I must say I am very happy with how it turned out. The tape sticks on well to the nail but does not rip off chunks of polish when I remove it (which happened for the usual sticky tape that I got from bookstores) - perfect for all the nail art needs!

You can find the striping tape (Item ID: 1019) at the Born Pretty Store here. They provide free worldwide shipping! Feel free to quote "HDL91" for a 10% discount when you checkout:


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  1. Love love love this look! Love the subtle sparkle, very pretty mani!!

  2. Love your mani, looks awesome!

  3. This looks great! I just bought some striping tape, so I can't wait to start trying manis like this!

  4. Thank you!! It means so much coming from you! <33

  5. Thank you Sarah!! I am really glad to get my hands on the striping tape! It makes such nail art so much easier! ;D

  6. Amazing! LOVE this idea, it looks so cool!

  7. Happy new year, Mich! <3 What a great mani to celebrate the new year! :)

  8. Thank you! Happy New Year to you too Camila!! May 2013 be full of joy and love for you! <33

  9. This is really really gorgeous. I did a tape nail in my NYE manicure too but had trouble with the black bleeding... not sure if the black I used was too thin, normally I pull the tape off almost immediatly and no problems but this time :/. I also used the tape directly on the (gritty) nail so that might not have helped either!

  10. Thank you Deborah! I don't usually have trouble with tape but, since you've pointed out, I do try to use a one-coater for the second color and I almost always use SV to dry the base color so it is quite smooth :p


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