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Metallic Striping Tape Nails Tutorial

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How Did I Do These Striping Tape Nails?

  1. I started off with my basic procedure. I applied a cuticle oil, lotion, and of course, a base coat. I then added two coats of OPI's Unfor-greta-bly Blue. On the ring finger and thumb finger, I added a coat of glitter. (NYC New York Color's Starry Silver Glitter).                                    

  2. After that dried, I opened up my nail tape package and began to apply it horizontly on my nail gently. I held one end of the tape with my thumb as I pulled the tape over my nail with my left hand. Don't worry about excess tape hanging over the edges of your nails! Once I had applied the tape to my nail, I put pressure on the very tips of the tape for security.

  3. I repeated step 2 except I tilted the tape diagnolly. I did this twice, once above the previous strip that I applied, and once below it.

  4. After I finished applying my nail tape, I added a top coat. Do not cut the excess nail tape hanging off the edges of your nails!

  5. Once the top coat has dried, cut the excess with a small pair of nail clippers. I only had a big one available, but the one I intended to use was this.

  6. Apply a thick top coat again for extra security and you're done! Happy Painting (:

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If you have any questions regarding this nail art tutorial, please let me know through the comment form below. I would also love to know what you think of this design!

5 Responses to Metallic Striping Tape Nails Tutorial

  1. Janna on April 12, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Oh Mah gosh this tutorial and nail design is so chic! And who says tape can’t solve anybody’s problem. Now whenever I need a quick nail do ill just look up this tutorial and give it ago. The artist seems good at this…so keep up the good work

    • polishpedia
      polishpedia on April 12, 2013 at 4:20 pm


      Thanks so much for visiting our site and we are super excited that you love Shari’s nail art. We have just brought Shari on as a nail artist here on the site. We are excited to see what other designs she comes up with! 🙂

      ~Jocelyn (Nail Artist @ Polishpedia)

    • Shari
      Shari on April 12, 2013 at 5:10 pm

      I’m glad you like my design 🙂 And yes, nail tape is probably the best thing that ever happened in nail history!

      • Janna on April 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        well maybe french tip is first. Nail tape second. But please post more pictures. Especially different types of ways to use nail type, if there is any.

        • Janna on April 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm


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