Thursday, July 26, 2012

OPI What's With The Cattitude Manicure + Nail Art Tape

Happy Thursday, Chronic Crafties! Today I am sharing a summer manicure that I did at the beginning of this year, and haven't gotten around to posting until now.


I bought some nail art tape off ebay to try out. I quite like it. I thought applying tape would be much easier than painting the lines on, and besides, I love the look. Unfortunately, application didn't turn out to be so simple.


The tape was incredibly frustrating to apply, as the strips are quite thin. I found it hard to cut them to the correct size and then position them equally. I also found that they came unstuck and lifted even with a few coats of sealer. I ended up having to rip them off after four days of wear. I'm thinking next time I should try sticking them on while my nail is half dry instead of fully dry - the problem with that though is that I won't be able to reposition it if it's not stuck down straight.


I'd like to try using nail art tape again, as I have so many colour combinations that I'd love to try, so I'm hoping application will get easier with practice.


For this manicure I used four coats of OPI 'What's With The Cattitude?', and attached the tape with tweezers. So, there you have it, my first manicure using nail art tape. What do you think? Are you inspired to give it a go?

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2 comments:

Alanna said...

I thought at first that the tape didn't stay on. Thought it was "masking" tape if you know what I mean. Looks good though and you're much more patient than I am!

Miss Chronically Creative said...

Yeah I guess it does look a bit like that :)

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