I love the effect of striping tape, I really and truly do. But I very rarely have the patience to painstakingly apply it! I have wanted to do this particular mani for quite some time, so I finally bit the bullet and used it for today's prompt.
Meet the Laser Stripe mani! As seen many places, but most notably (for me) on Manicurator, The Nailasaurus, and Nuthin But a Nail Thing.
I started with a base of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Lightning, then did a sponge gradient using that, along with China Glaze Def Defying and Wet N Wild Teal Slowly and See. After taping off my lines, I went over them with China Glaze Near Dark (I'm trying to break out of my black habit!) with an accent nail of Sinful Colors Heavy Metal. I went over the top of the Near Dark nails with Sinful Colors Green Ocean for some sparkle. Loved the turnout, but I think I'd like to retry with a more colorful base. We'll see when the motivation for THAT hits!
Check out all the other tape manis in the InLinkz below :)