Products I used:
- Nail Therapy Basecoat (Julep)
- "Kate" (white- Julep)
- "January" (red- Julep)
- "Blue my mind" (OPI)
- "America" (red+blue+silver glitter - Julep)
- "Luxe and Lush" (China Glaze)
- Fast Dry Top Coat (Julep)
- Tape (regular dollar store brand, nothing fancy)
- Craft scissors (I used one with small and big waves from Walmart, less than $2)
|I applied 3 coats of Kate|
It was my first time doing something like this and I wanted to make sure the tape wouldn't pull off the white, so I did the white and waited about 24 hours to do the rest. Basically I cut the tape and placed it on my nails making sure the parts near the cuticle were secure, I alternated fingers/colors so I would have less of a risk of messing up (that way only every other nail would have tape on at the time).
I found the tape peeled easily enough without lifting any of the white but definitely recommend waiting at least 2-3 minutes before peeling it off so the other color is somewhat dry. I did 2 coats of both the blue and the red on the taped nails. On my pinky I used America (2 coats).
At this point I was just going to put some top coat but I couldn't help myself, I needed some glitter :) -don't judge- so I went with "Luxe and Lush" which is basically glitter flakes and wouldn't overpower the whole thing.
What do you think? Comments? Questions? Suggestions?
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