So what do we need for our tutorial? I totally forgot to include the black polish but yeah, any black one will do, I used Avon's Licorice from the Nailwear Pro+ range.
First you paint each nail a different colour and let it dry. This was my first attempt using the striping tape so I put a top coat over the polish just to make sure it didn't lift the polish but I don't think you'd need to do that. I cut off little sections of the tape and made little designs with them on each nail, making sure to press down on the edges.
Next you apply a coat of black polish and we learned that it was best to do finger by finger, not allowing the polish time to set before peeling off the tape. So basically apply a coat on a finger, immediately take the tape off and admire your beautiful nails! I was ready to faint after doing the whole hand as each time I was taking a bit of the tape off, I kept holding my breath!
This is what you'll end up with.
Doesn't it remind you of when you were a kid, drawing your pictures with crayons, colouring over it all in black and then using a coin or something to scrape designs off? If this does not remind you of that, you are making me feel old.
You can see the blue polish lifted a little bit, but it's not too bad.
This is a bit fiddly but I'm sure the next time I use the tape, I'll be able to work with it a bit easier. We made a mess of Joanne's other hand as we used that as a trial run with silver on the nails and then black over the top. We let the black polish dry a good bit and when we went to take the tape off, it all came up and I had the rage.
But we're loving the black and neon nails! What do you think?