Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pink Wednesday: My First Tape Mani!

I wanted to try something different today, so I decided to give the ever famous tape manicure a shot. I googled "tape mani tutorial," and wound up with this one from Nailside's blog. Of course, my manicure doesn't look anything like hers but I think I did an okay job considering this was my first time using tape!

I didn't do any cleanup on this manicure, as I was running really late for work and just didn't have the time... usually I have to do a ton of cleanup, so I'd say this isn't half bad. 

What I used:
1 coat OPI Nail Envy
1 coat OPI DS Reflection
1 coat Seche Vite Top Coat
1 coat OPI DS Extravagance (over the tape I put on my nails to make the pattern)
1 coat Seche Vite Top Coat

Bottom Line:
This type of manicure is way easier to do than I thought it would be. In retrospect, I think it would've looked better if I used smaller pieces of tape, but I had a hard time cutting them small as it was. I'm not a huge fan of DS Reflection but I like the way it looks here. DS Extravagance is a dark pink I think, but over Reflection it looks more purple.

What kind of tape manicures do you ladies enjoy doing?? Feel free to include a link in your comment to a tape mani you've featured on your blog- I'd love to see some new ideas!!


  1. it came out good hun(:
    nice choice in colors

    <3 BB

  2. Good going! The first tape mani I did had to come right off - everything was wrong from color choice to execution!

  3. I love how this turned out! Great job! :)


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