Monday, June 11, 2012

Stripe mani - Tutorial!

Hey! I felt like it was a good idea to show you how I did my last mani!

Recap of that:
(because, you know, 10 hours ago was sooooo long!)

Start with one or two coats of base. I used Zoya Avery for this.

Next take your striping tape and cut 5 little strips, long enough to hang over the edges, horizontally.
 Here is the tape I used, you can get some on eBay Here!!! If anyone know of a lacquerista selling this stuff, that's better to support, so let us know! I don't remember which one I used, but they are all fairly cheap. Also there are many many uses for this stuff! =D

Apply the tape with an overhang on the sides.

 Paint in the sections you wish. If you want all different colors, you may need to use a smaller brush!

Take the strips off with tweezers while the polish is still wet, and apply topcoat(after it's dry enough, or course)!
I applied topcoat too soon, so it ran...So I didn't take a pic...But you get the idea!!

I'd love to see some super pretty stripey manis. So please share if you do this!!!
PS - Check out my friend's brand new blog! She doesn't have much up, but what she has is killer!!


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At June 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Love the stripes! :)

At June 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM , Blogger notsovanilla said...

thanks for this, looks fun!

At June 12, 2012 at 12:37 PM , Blogger JFloColman said...

great tutorial and mani!

At June 12, 2012 at 1:40 PM , Blogger Paulina said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I really like the colors you used.

At June 13, 2012 at 2:43 AM , Blogger PassionForPolish said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Love this design :)


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