Happy Memorial Day! I didn't realize this was going to post today until it was too late and it was already emailed out to feed subscribers. I meant wait to share this next week. I hope everyone had a lovely day, we had beautiful weather. All the more reason to be thankful for and remember our armed forces and the sacrifice they make so we can enjoy our freedoms!
A lot of times my tips show a little wear a few days into a mani. Often I will switch things up every 3-4 days but sometimes I just don't have the time. An easy way to extend the life of your manicure is to use scotch tape to create a diagonal on the nail. Then simply paint the top half with a different color. This works best if it's a bit darker than the original. Wait a few minutes, I aim for around 3 and then carefully peel off the tape.
Voila, you have created simple and nearly fool proof nail art! Now you can get a few more days out of your mani.
One more tip, this works because the base coat is already dry, having been worn a few days. If you want to recreate this look with a fresh mani, it's best to wait at least overnight for the base coat to dry completely before adding the second color. A variation, would be to do a horizontal line for another half and half look or to lay your tape down closer to the tips for a french mani look.
I've shown this on an accent nail so you can see a bit of a before and after. The base color is Toucan Do It If You Try and the accent is I Sao Paulo Over There. Both are from OPI's Brazil collection.