Monday, July 30, 2012

Gradient Tape Manicure

Hello lovelies!!  Today I have two fun nail art trends to show you: a tape manicure combined with a gradient!  Tape manicures are super fun because they're so simple and you don't need any fancy nail art supplies to do them.

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I started with the gradient.  I applied one coat of LA Colors Live, a silver foil.  Then, I added LA Colors Electrified, a dusty pink foil.  (I didn't have a sponge available so I just dabbed the colors onto the nail using the brush.)  I finished the gradient with Sally Hansen Byte, a bright pink glass-flecked jelly.

Here's the gradient:

Artificial light.

Then I cut pieces of plain plastic tape into thin strips and just randomly placed them on my nails in different designs.  I didn't worry about them being the exact same width because I like it when each nail is different.  I painted over the tape with Sally Hansen Black Diamond, a black glass-flecked jelly.  I pulled the tape off as soon as I finished each nail and that's it!  I lastly applied a coat of quick dry top coat.

Here's the final look:

Artificial light.

Easy right?  Thanks for reading! :)


  1. I love this look! I'm going to have to try it!

    1. Thank you! It was sooo easy, which is a huge bonus. :)