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Back in Black…Bows

Funky Fingers Kingston

It has been nearly a month since I posted last.  Things have been insane!  I had multiple funerals, wrapping up a school year, did my sister’s nails for her prom, etc.  I haven’t even had time to paint my nails, let alone make a post.  But, today I am making my comeback and see no bumps in the road for the future.  🙂

This is the last week of school, and the kids were honestly disappointed in my bare fingers and toes, so I am going with some bright summer colors for this week.  (I haven’t painted my fingers yet, so I could type, but if it goes as planned, it’ll be gorgeously tacky!)

Nail Art Supplies

These are the things that I used to make this look.

Funky Fingers Sally Hansen

The main color that I used is a neon red by Funky Fingers called Kingston.  I needed about three coats to feel like it was opaque.  It was cloudy when I took the pictures, but I think you can still see how bright it is.  The black is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out, and I actually only used it to touch up a place where I didn’t place my striping tape quite right.  If you can’t tell where it is, then I’ll go ahead and keep it a secret.  🙂

Striping Tape

After I got the color on, I cut a piece of black striping tape and placed it on my nail.  I tried to get them perfectly matched, but that didn’t happen.  It wasn’t bad enough to redo it, but enough for me to go, ugh.

3D Bow Nail Art

I have a wheel with small plastic bows in it.  I chose two of the black ones to place in the center of the tape line, like a bow on a package.

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In the end, I have a nice bright color on my toes with an accent that stands out, but not in a gaudy way.  I felt like I wanted to add something else, but I wasn’t sure what so I left it alone.  If you have ideas, let me know.

I’m glad to be back!  Thanks for stopping by and reading!

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Diagonal Beauty

Striping Tape Nail ArtI kept waiting for a sunny day to take this pic, but no dice.  I think you can appreciate it anyway.  🙂

Sally Hansen China Glaze Color Club

Striping Tape ~ Nail Scissors ~ Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Jungle Gem ~ China Glaze The Outer Edge ~ Tweezers ~ Color Club Harp On it

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!

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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!

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