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May 24, 2013

how to: pinstripe nails

1. APPLY TAPE STRIPS AND SMOOTH OVER THE NAIL 2. PAINT ON TOP COLOUR OVER WHOLE NAIL 3. GENTLY PEEL OFF STRIPS STRAIGHT AFTER 4. TIDY AROUND THE NAIL AND APPLY TOPCOAT

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Most of my free time seems to be spent on creating nail art and scouring the internet for endless inspiration images at the moment. I recently came across a tutorial using striping tape and upon noticing how cheap they are on Ebay I instantly ordered a set, 10 for just over £2 including delivery no less! It does take quite a while to do two hands using this method (around an hour in total) but it's so worth it as the effect is neater than anything else, though you could always just do an accent nail instead. A few tips that I have are to make sure your base colour has been drying for a few hours before you go ahead with striping, also use nail scissors to trim the tape to size and lastly use tweezers to pull of the tape from one side to the other. I decided to paint the stripes on in opposite directions for each hand which I think turned out really well, I will definitely be trying out more designs using striping tape. Let me know if you are going to try this out!

5 comments:

  1. That looks so awesome! I've tried it once but I just don't have the patience haha! Great post!

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  2. Very pretty, I wish I had the patience to do nail art like this :)
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  3. Great tutorial. I have loads of those nail tape wheels from ebay, and love using them too.

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  4. This is a great look and I imagine you could use a variety of colour combinations! I must definitely invest in some nail tape wheel!

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