Holo Tape Manicure

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I'm kind of becoming tape obsessed.  It's such a simple way to get a really neat looking manicure.  I know that in past posts I have complained about how much I hate tape manicures, but that was scotch tape manicures.  Oh the difference it makes when you have the proper tools!

Before Valentines Day, I shared with you a swatch of Color Club Cloud 9.  I only wore that polish plain for a day before I realized I had to do something with it.  That something was to add some tape and the gorgeous Zoya Storm.  All together, it was a trippy holo masterpiece.  Sadly, the pictures did not give it justice, but, it still looks cool.

Let's take a look!

Colors Used:
  • Color Club - Cloud 9
  • Zoya - Storm
To get the look, I applied three coats of Cloud 9.  Once it was completely dried (For me it was a day), I put on three pieces of tape in different directions one nail at a time.  I painted on a thin coat of Storm and let it dry completely.  I then painted another thin coat of storm, and quickly removed the tape.  Added some topcoat and bam, done.

Sadly, the Zoya shrunk a bit thnks to my Out the Door.  I have heard people having the same problems with Zoyas when they use Seche Vite, so I'm assuming it's an issue with quick dry formulas.  I know when I used to use Sally Hansen Double Duty Base and Top Coat I never had the issue.  Despite the shrinking, Storm is a gorgeous polish.  The black with the holo glitter flecks...absolutely love.  It applied like a dream as well and dried rather fast.  So happy I decided to purchase it during the Zoya promo earlier this year.

After I taped up Color Club Cloud 9, my family and I went to the butterfly garden which I fell in love with.  The worker helped put butterflies on our hands, which my nephew hated, but I thought was so cool.  All their wings were so gorgeous, and I got so many different nail ideas while in there.  Not only were there about 800 butterflies flying around (some may call this a nightmare but omg it was gorgeous), there were so many beautiful flowers, little ponds with koi and turtles, and the cutest little quails walking around.  There was even a tucan!!! 

This was the first little guy that the worker put on my hand.  Look at the gorgeous blue coloring in the wings!!!  He was a tired butterfly as he literally just sat on my hand not moving.  The others before kept flying away as soon as they touched my hand.  I thought it was because I wasn't sweet enough. 

This guy also had the most gorgeous blue wings as well.  My sister and I disappeared into the corner of the garden and picked him up ourselves.  Not sure if we were supposed to, but the butterfly was rather happy.  Look at the details on the back of his wings....just gorgeous.  It really is amazing to look at it now and see all the different detail on such a small creature.  You can also see the amazing holo goodness on my nails, I think the butterfly liked them...what do you think?

If you want to re-create this manicure, and need some nail art tape, head on over to the Born Pretty Store and purchase yourself some!  If you use the code AMBK31 and you will receive 10% off your order!!!

What do you think of the nails?? Love, hate?  Think the butterflies are awesome?

Until next time <3

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  1. So cool! I've never used tape before, may have to give it a go...

    1. You will LOVE it!!!! If you don't then you can come yell at me lol. I find myself wanting to use it for every manicure lately.


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