I really love this color combo! I’ve done something very similar to these nails before, it can be found here. The difference is that this time, I had different sizes of striping tape and that made everything 300% easier!
I started by painting my nails white, and adding top coat and letting that dry. Once dry, I used liquid latex to protect around my nails, and made a gradient using a make-up sponge. I then removed the latex, cleaned my cuticles a bit, and added top coat.
When the gradient was dry, I cut a bunch of striping tape from three different sizes and just applied them at random. Maybe I should have let more white on my nails, but I really like the gradient! The white I used to cover the gradient is a stamping white polish that has a pearly sheen. The other way to do this mani would be apply the striping tape over the white base and then add the gradient, you would end up with more white and less color though!
~ White: Salon Perfect – Sugar Cube
~ White shimmer: Mentality – White Opaque
~ Yellow: WOW – #301
~ Orange: Zoya – Thandie
~ Pink: WOW – #371
~ Purple: Sinful Colors – Dream On
You can pretty clearly see the three sizes of tape (and wow was it easier to make this when I didn’t have to try and cut scotch tape to size!). My thumb and middle finger are the clearest I think…the middle line on my thumb and bottom thick line on my middle finger were created using the thickest striping tape, while the two surrounding lines on my thumb and the next line up on my middle finger were made with the medium tape. All other lines on those nails were made using standard thin striping tape.
Love it! I think I’m going to get a lot of use out of differently sized striping tapes :-D. You can pick some up for yourself at the Born Pretty Store for $0.99. Additional 10% off with the code LY5X31. Enjoy!