Good morning polished world! How are you all doing today? We have arrived to yet another Monday. This is going to be a super busy week for me, but I'm excited for it! The busier the week, the quicker it moves.
Today I am collaborating with a bunch of lovely ladies on Instagram to wish Christina from christinails_it a Happy Birthday! Some of you may know Christina as @nails_and_wax. For her birthday, we have re-created one of her manicures, some of the ladies re-created them using her favorite colors. There are so many beautiful designs on Christina's Instagram that it was hard to pick what I was going to re-create. I finally decided on this striping tape manicure. I loved the color scheme so instead of switching it up, I did a similar color scheme using some of the new FingerPaints Fast Dry polishes.
Let's take a look!
- FingerPaints - Champagne Toast
- FingerPaints - Cool Coral
Isn't it a beautiful manicure? I haven't done a simple striping tape manicure like this in a long time. It's like I almost forgot that I can do a tape manicure with two colors and not have to do a white base with a gradient all the time.
Now I did my best to put the tape in the exact same spots that Christina did. To do this, I found myself constantly placing the tape, posing my hand like she did in her photo, then re-placing the tape because it was wrong, and re-posing until it was right. I think I did it almost perfectly.
For my base, I used Champagne Toast. If you read my swatch post about this collection then you know that this polish requires only one coat! It dries super fast so I was able to apply the tape without waiting a super long time and without having to add a coat of fast dry top coat.
Once the tape was placed where I wanted it, I added two thin coats of Cool Coral over the top. I did one nail at a time since the polish does dry super fast, I feared that I would have tape stuck under the coral if I did them all at once. I topped it all off with a coat of the FingerPaints Fast Dry Top Coat, which just as the polishes dried super fast. Super super shiny. Honestly might be a go to top coat for me now!
What do you think? Fan of the striping tape manicure? Think I should do more again??
I hope you have a super Happy Birthday, Christina!!!!
Head on over to Christina's Instagram to wish her a Happy Birthday!!!! Also check out my Instagram to see the collaboration collage!
Until next time, <3.