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Naked Taped Nails!

Once again, I am on the quest to find new and interesting things to show you all.   Given I'm approaching 250 posts, this is getting more than a little difficult to do!  I've noticed a few interesting techniques on Pinterest and the one I thought I'd try out was NOT.  USING. A. BASE. COLOUR. *gasp*.  I use a LOT of nail polish and thought I'd give it a shot, while my nails are free of stains for once!

After yesterdays taping adventures, I felt the need to try something a little more complicated.  Starting with a base coat and a coat of Seche Vite, I cut thin strips of tape into various shapes, stuck it to my hand first to get rid of a little of the stickiness then laid it on my nail.  Using a black polish I got in Australia, I then painted over the tape, making sure there weren't any bubble lifting the tape.  Peel off and voila!  The only change I'd make to this would be to use my favourite black, Rimmel Black Satin.  It's thick than this one and applies a little better. 




Urgh, don't use two coats of base for this, as this is what happens :)


The Verdict: I really like how this came out.  It's interesting to look at and is different, which is always what I look for in a mani.

Comments

  1. having naked nails visible with nail polish makes me feel really different because i'm used to full coverage! It's nice to see natural nails sometimes! :) Looks awesome!

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  2. I love this look! I like the pattern on the middle finger the most!

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  3. No base color is my new favorite thing- I didn't realize other people were doing it! I feel like it makes a more intricate design look less "done" and more casual, which I like.

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