To create this mani, I first put down a single coat of Color Club’s Harp on It. I wanted to have a holographic stripe. After it dried, I put pieces of striping tape on each nail at a diagonal. I used the nail scissors to cut it, and the tweezers to make sure it was pushed in tightly on the edges. Then, over the entire nail I painted a single coat of Sally Hansen’s Complete Salon Manicure Jungle Gem. Once it dried, on the top half of the diagonal, I painted China Glaze The Outer Edge. (This polish has both white and silver glitters in it.) Finally, I peeled off the tape with little to no trouble at all.
I really did get a holographic line like I wanted, but on these cloudy January days, it was hard to capture it. I think for a winter look this is perfect. It has the snowy effect and the darker colors that I like to use this time of year. (Not that I don’t use them other times, but you know what I mean.)
Here are some more angles. I really enjoyed wearing this, and lots of people liked it. I like when your nails look like they took a lot of time, but you know they didn’t. AND, getting a ten nail design at a salon….talk about break the bank!
OH! Before I forget…when do you like to peel off your striping tape? I have tried dry and wet, and both ways end up with touch ups to do. When I look around, everyone seems to have their own ideas of what is best. What do you do? Let me know!
Thanks for reading!