Today I will introduce another nail art tool that may seem finicky to use, but I assure you gets much easier with every manicure and can allow you to create some beautifully intricate designs. Striping tape is used for creating very thin, precise lines and although it isn’t quite as quick as using a makeup sponge for a gradient, it will find a special place in your nail art heart. Trust me!
Begin by applying a base coat to your nails to prevent any staining to your nails. You might want to pre-cut your striping tape before you start painting, but I’ve forgotten before and everything still turned out okay 🙂
The extra tape hanging off the sides will act as a “handle” when it’s time to peel off the tape. (HINT: If you like how this mani looks now, you can always trim off the sides of the tape and top coat everything!)
A lot of people think that they have to wait for the polish to dry before peeling off the tape, but you really shouldn’t! Letting the polish dry creates unwanted ridges which we don’t want!