Sunday, September 8, 2013

All About Tape Manicures

Some of you may know that I'm a big-time Pittsburgh Steelers fan.. so I figured that during half time today I would kill two birds with one stone; paint my nails black and gold and show you all my dos and don'ts when it comes to tape manicures.
Here is my manicure for today. If you'd like to know how I did them, keep on reading!
These two items are the most important when you're doing a tape manicure.
Your polish may look dry, it may feel dry.. but tape and wet polish are not friends. It's better to take the guessing game out of it and just use a fast-drying top coat.
Step 1: Paint your nails black and apply your fast-drying top coat.
Polish used : OPI- Black Onyx and Essie- Good To Go.
Step 2: After you've waited for your nails to dry (about 5-10 minutes), take 2 pieces of tape and apply them to the back of your hand. Remove the pieces and stick them on again. Do this about 2-3 times. This removes any extra stickiness and helps assure that the tape won't be pulling the polish up.
Step 3: Apply the tape onto your nails like so. Gently push down the edges of the tape to make sure that you remove any bubbles to give the tape the best seal.
Step 4: Apply your gold polish. Make sure you apply evenly.
Polish used : OPI- Glitzerland.
Step 5: This step is important. Remove the pieces of tape individually and immediately after you apply your gold polish. Do not wait for your gold polish to dry and then pull your tape up, you won't get as clean of a line.
Step 6: Once the tape is removed, do any additional clean up and
add one last coat of fast-drying top coat.
I hope this post answered any questions you may have had about tape manicures!
If not, feel free to leave a comment down below.
Go Steelers! (;

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