Hello, ladies of the world!!
So, when you look at my blog now, it is crappy and most of the pics are gone. That was because most of the images in this blog are linked to my Instagram account @nailart4JC. But guess what? A nasty hacker had logged in to it and deleted all my pictures, along with the memories. Yes. ALL of them. I thought he wasn’t fair because when he did that, I was severely struggling with Rubella that got me all dizzy and feverish.
But well, it had happened though and all I could do now is to protect it with all my might. Second thing that I could do is to gradually reposting the images back to my Instagram account and one day put on my old username, @nailart4JC. Wait, already did, though. Lol.
Anyways, now I am back and in the long run I will be writing my blog in Bahasa Indonesia, I think, but I haven’t decided yet.
In this post, I will be talking about How To Successfully Do A Striping Nails Design.
Many of my friends complain that their striping design usually fails or does not turn out they way they wanted it to be. So I asked them how they did it and found some things that they should pay more attention to.
Below is the summary of what you can do to get successful Striped nails:
1. What is ‘successful’ striped nails?
The word successful here means you have crisp lines that do not smudge nor smear in different directions.
2. What you need: different colours of nail polish, how many and what colours they are is up to you but minimum 2. Quick-Dry Topcoat, striping tapes, scissors, twezeers, flat brush for cleaning (if necessary).
1. Paint you nails using your desired base colour/s. Topcoat and wait till it is completely dry. Waiting for more than 20 minutes will get it super dry and you’ll love the result; so be patient.What I mean by this is that the drier the base colour, the more it will stick and wont peel along when you peel the tape.
2. Cut your striping tapes as many pieces as you want. You might want to draw first what you plan the design to be like on a piece of paper or in your design book if you have any. For me, it kinda look like this (this is in my planner and I was doing it while waiting for my students to finish their worksheet; Yes, I am a teacher).
3. Once you have enough cut tapes, you can start working by sticking the tapes on your nails the way you planned it. If you did not plan it, go random, they can look good, too.
4. Sticking the tapes on your skin before sticking it on your nails can help reduce the stickiness which can help in not making it sticky while peeling because when it is too sticky, it can grab the base colour if it wasn’t dry enough. Geez, that was a long sentence; I hope that makes sense to you, hehehe.
5. I prefer making sure the base colour is very dry so I don’t have to stick the tapes on my skin before appyling them on my nails. Press them lightly, making sure there are no gaps, especially at the edges of the tapes or at the cross of more than one tapes.
6. When they are ready, apply the second coat of polish thick enough to cover the whole nail you can’t see the tapes.
7. Using the tweezers, peel the tapes swiftly. Having a piece of tissue paper handy also helps you rid the used tapes.
8. Check if there were leaks that created some sort of wavy instead of straight crisp lines. Clean it using the brush after soaking it in the acetone/polish remover. Don’t worry cos the topcoat is protecting the base colour anyway.
Now that you have read my simple explanation, I hope your striping nail art will be improving. If not, you might want to try using nail vinyls. Hahaha… Bye for now!!