I decided I wanted to do something with striping tape. I already did a mani with it where I put the tape down, painted it, then removed it. It was ok I guess. But this time I wanted to actually use the tape in the manicure. Originally I wanted to do this with red, but for some reason I just couldn't come up with a combo I was happy with. So I went with blue.
First I did 2-3 coat of Ruby kissed Blue My Mind (Ba dum chhh...) depending on the finger, then I did a coat of Essie's Smooth Sailing starting half way up the nail-ish. Next I used Chanel Graphite and did the tips the size I would usually for plain french tips. Maybe a tiny bit bigger. Finally after top coat I waited for it to dry a bit and then I placed the tape across and sealed it in with another layer of top coat.
This was super easy. You can easily freehand each colour because the tape hides your flaws!
Yup I'm going to be the classiest dame at the ball.
(L-R)Ruby Kisses - Blue My Mind, Essie - Smooth Sailing, Chanel - Graphite