Monday, May 26, 2014

Mani Monday: Extending a Mani with a Basic Scotch Tape Trick

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.


0 Friends Said:

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

  © Blog Design by Simply Fabulous Blogger Templates

Back to TOP