Today I'm gonna show you another little late night experiment I did. This is my first attempt at using striping tape and I'm hooked! It's so easy and loads better than pretending I can cut regular tape in a straight line so you'll definitely see more of these in the future.
For this I started with two coats of OPI I Have a Herring Problem and topped it with two coats of Blackeart Bright Night, a cool blue glow in the dark polish in A SKULL BOTTLE! I'm still deciding if I like holding bottles in the pictures or not but I of course had to show you the pretty bottle though it was a bitch to hold :D
I kind of loved the color this turned into. Application of Bright Light was the tiniest bit streaky but otherwise no problems. This is the best picture I have where I could capture the glowing in the dark effect:
It's much brighter than this, trust me, my camera just wasn't cooperating. You can check Chalkboard Nails for better pictures of this polish and the effect. After this I taped off my nails with the striping tape and added one coat of Essie Bobbing for Baubles and one coat of Finger Paints Twisted for the flakies
I liked the final result but the flakies turned out to be too distracting and you couldn't see the tape work beneath it. It also had special meaning because I added a V on my middle finger and a K on my ring finger for my boyfriend's and my initials. Yes, I'm a sap sometimes. I was going to mattify this to see if it helped but I couldn't find my matte top coat :(
What do you think? Do you have striping tape yet or no? I'm definitely looking for different color combos to use for my next tape mani so suggestions are always welcome!
EDIT: I forgot to mention that, though I couldn't get a good picture of it, the effect with the glow in the dark polish under the taping and flakies looked really cool when I went to bed. I really want to try this again and get a better picture!
Have a good day and remember: the weekend is only 2 days away!