Friday, September 27, 2013

Crumpet's 33DC Tape Mani

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 ManicuratorThe 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 :)