Who knew Sellotape was so useful?! Easy Striped Nail Look

Originally took a picture with May in the background and thought 'Well that looks wrong'
Originally took a picture with May in the background and thought ‘Well that looks wrong’

Here is a really simple nail look, which seems like it would take ages to do but is actually quicker than you think!

For this to work in the best way, I would recommend painting your main colour the day before, and then applying the glitter the next day to ensure that your first colour has COMPLETELY dried.

For the base colour, I used Tanya Burr’s New York Night which is a really dark, deep purple which comes off almost black on the nail. I let this dry for about a minute, then I applied a thin layer of Seche Vite and left it to dry.

The next day, I fancied updating this look with something a bit more striking, but still subtle at the same time. Browsing through my nail polish collection, I rediscovered my Models Own glitter polish in Disco Mix and thought that this would go perfectly with New York Night.

I used Sellotape to make the clean lines for the glitter polish. I literally cut a chunk of sellotape and applied it diagonally across the nail, and then one the other side leaving a thin strip of nail still open. I did this to a couple of nails at a time, then gently applied the glitter polish over the top, letting it dry while I applied the tape to the other nails.

As long as you have a smidge of patience and a slight steady hand, then this should be easy enough to do.

Once you have applied the glitter polish to all nails, you can peel the tape off. I would peel the tape off starting from the base of the nail, as this is less likely to pull the polish onto the rest of the nail.

Then, once dry to the touch, apply a top coat…I just applied a thin second layer of Seche Vite 🙂

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haha, here is the may picture for you to laugh at :)
Haha, here is the May picture for you to laugh at 🙂

Curious to see how this works for french manicures, if I can ever be bothered to do them!

Thanks for reading 🙂

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Roshni x

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