NOTD: Who has patience for striping tape?!

Hey everyone!

Life is super overwhelming right now. It’s only a few days before we fly out, bags are half put together (I might do a post on that, maybe), and we’re trying to get in all the visiting and such done while we still have a chance.

To destress I took a bit of me time to recreate a mani I found on reddit (album here, no idea who posted it, sorry!) a striping tape intensive checkered look.

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Holy hell, striping tape is a lot of work! I’m really proud of how these turned out though. I wanted the colours to be random so I didn’t pay much attention to where I was painting, and I think the overall effect is great.

Polishes used:

OPI- Skull and Glossbones (Let me tell you a story. I have yearned over this polish for YEARS, and someone online found it in a destash lot online for $15! and sent me the link. Turns out I had an almost dupe of it, but I don’t care. It’s perfect and I love it)

Deborah Lippmann- Party Girl (also from the destash lot)

Formula X- Private

And of course, Seche clear and vite.

Who’s dared a striping tape mani? They’re not hard so much as they’re time consuming, but it was nice to sit down and take some me time for a few hours as I did this. And I’m also proud to say, my dominant hand looks just as good (although the squares are a bit bigger ;P)

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NOTDs: Stripes and Stamps and Wedding Nails!

Stamping plates are the shit, seriously. They’re so much fun, and a wicked easy way to make your nails look extra fancy without a lot of hard work. Turns out striping tape does the same thing as well, so why not combine it?

These nails were done over my wedding nails (which I didn’t post yet, oops, white to silver gradient). A nice burgundy/wine coloured polish tops it off nicely. I think these colours would look really good together for winter as well, but I don’t let the seasons stop me from wearing what I want! haha.
striping and stampingPolishes used:

Seche clear

Finger Paints ‘Well-cultured pearl’

Chick polish ‘ Biker Chick’

T’estimo ‘WN-19’

BM-XL06 stamping plate

Striping tape

Seche Vite

Bonus picture, my wedding nails! I’ll do a post of all my DIY stuff from that once I get my pictures sorted.. Being your own wedding photographer means procrastination. Seriously. But I can tell you that everything went smoothly except for me falling down the stairs. Whoops!

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