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Tuesday Tip: Scotch Tape nail art

Fiinnalllly, I bring you this week's Tuesday Tip! Blogger has taken 53 years at the very least to upload these pictures. Most annoying! 

I got the idea for this tip after seeing it on Marina's blog. Her blog is a must for any nail art fans! 

The idea revolves around using strips of Scotch tape to create stripes and shapes on your nails. I find this techniques creates better stripes than nail art striper brushes/nail pens. It's also super fun and pretty much free!

It's very important to make sure your base colour of polish is completely dry before putting the tape on your nails. I was in a hurry this evening, so the finish of mine wasn't perfect as I pulled some bits of polish off.

The following pictures are the few different techniques I used with tape, but I have seen a whole blog of ideas, so there's a lot of potential for creating some amazing effects with just polish and some tape! 




Coloured tips: Place a piece of tape in the middle of the tip of your nail and bend the sides of it slightly up to create a curve.

  

Stripey: I think this would work really well with black on white like those nail wrap things. I want to do Navy and white nautical nails. This is such a simple way to get immaculate stripes!

 

Diagonal: Place strip diagonally and paint the lower half.


Candy stripe nails: Same as the striped nails above, just a diagonal version! As you can see, I buggered this nail up by taping it before it was fully dry.


Then Paint on your desired colour and wait for it to dry! I'm using my new favourite gold polish (called 'Metallic Gold') that was sent to me by Beauty UK. It's only £2.49 and is the most beautiful liquid gold shade. I prefer it to all of my Models Own gold ones! Beauty UK is stocked in Superdrug and on their website

By the way, my base colour is my trusty 17 Mint Choc Chip!


The end result:


I just love finding ways to get creative without having to buy anything! Admittedly I did go out and buy the tape but it was only £1. 

Hope you like this week's tip and let me know if you try it out!


54 comments:

  1. this is effin' awesome (not as good as poached eggs admittedly) thanks so much! i bet even i can't screw this up. x
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  2. This sounds fun. I am completely un-crafty so I love your tips...they are generally things I can do, haha. Love the mint + gold combo. My nails are minty right now and it is my new favorite look.

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  3. Wow this looks awesome! And so simple! Love the candy stripe ones.

    Love the mint and gold colours together too.

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  4. What a great idea! You're so creative! Can't wait to try this.

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  5. Yeah I found Marinas blog the other day she has some great nail looks on there I was well impressed. I have done a nail look today that's actual inspired by one of yours. When I post it up I will link you xxxx

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  6. This looks amazing - such a simple idea but really effective. I'm terrible at doing my nails but am going to attempt this! Thanks for the tip :) x

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  7. Wow, what an incredibly cool idea! Some lonely Sunday when I have a long afternoon of homework ahead of me, I'll just try this out and look totally stylin when I come in to school the next day. It looks like a manicure! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  8. this looks so awesome! definitely gonna try this out soon! :) x

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  9. Awesome, deff going to be trying this in a second! xx

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  10. This looks Sooo Soo cool!
    Love it! :)
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  11. This is great Gem! I've been doing half nails and diagonals free hand up until now, which takes so much patience. But I could never get stripes to work.

    I'll definitely be trying this technique out. xx

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  12. Fabulous! Another great Tuesday tip :)

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  13. This is amazing- I've been trying to figure out for AGES how to colour the tips of my nails without having to buy a whole French Manicure kit just for the little strip things- this is the perfect answer!

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  14. this is such a good idea! i bought some new shades the other day so deffs gonna try this out asap

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  15. Excellent tip, I don't know why I have never tried this before as I have done similar things with tape during room decorating sessions and other things, it's so simple yet effective :) thanks x

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  16. Really want to try this one out with my new topshop nail varnish


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  17. Proper clever and great results! Where did you get the scotch tape from? xx


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  18. Amazing, I am defiantly going to try this.

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  19. Fab tip :) I love the end results! Must give this a go x

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  20. i can't wait to try this. i'm a nail polish addict and always on the look out for something fun to do with my stash! thank you and keep the fab tips coming!

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  21. Wow - this is such a great idea! I really can't wait to try it! x

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  22. They look amazing :) will definitely give this a go,

    Rosie x

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  23. This looks so good! Wow i love it! Will try this myself x

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  24. Wow this is amazing!! Thanks for the great idea :)I'm almost certain that mine won't be neat but I want to give it a go! xo

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  25. I so wish I had read this tutorial before doing my nails late last night.. I used masking tape instead and was impatient.. d'oh. Will be re-doing with scotch tape.. They look awesome!! x

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  26. I wish I'd bought scotch tape when I was out today dammit. I want to try this NOW.

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  27. Nice work!

    When I did crazy makeup for a Lady Gaga concert, the makeup artist used scotch tape to create the lines on my face!

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  28. they look AMAZING, might have to try this, looks pretty easy :) x

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  29. This is so great! I'm definitely going to give this a go! :)

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  30. They look amazing! and simple enough that hopefully even I might be able to tackle this! :) xx

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  31. So clever, I loveee those colours! Beaut x

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  32. So clever! Was always afraid to do stripes on my nails because I was sure to smudge it all around. Now I dont have to be anymore :D
    Thx!
    Love Lois xxx

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  33. Why did I not think of that? It's genius! xx

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  34. Snazzy! I already have that 17 mint chop chip too, so I'm already half way there!

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  35. This is so good but I'm worried I'll lift the polish even if it is completely dry, maybe a less sticky tape will work.
    Thanks for the tip/guide.

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  36. Oh that's brilliant! Well done on another stellar tip x

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  37. Thanks for sharing! I tried using scotch tape to create a half moon manicure and it didn't turn out so great. I definitely get better results with the french manicure stickers :/

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  38. i have just spent the past 5 hours hungover to buggery reading every post of yours. i think im actually addicted, you lush person you!

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  39. I loooove the diagonal stripes.. Imagine it in candy colours, like soft pink and blue it will be so sweet! :)

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  40. cutting the tape with zig zag scissors would be cool

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  41. This is a brilliant idea! I tried it out this week and it worked so well. For 'coloured tips' however I like to use paper-hole reinforcers (or whatever they are called? the small white stickers with a hole in the middle that go around hole punches to reinforce them) ... they are curved already so you get a perfect curve each time.

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  42. Poss my fave Tuesday tip ever!

    I've been wondering if everyone just had really steady hands to get stripes - now I know there is a tip.

    Someone pass me the tape...
    xx

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  43. IN LOVE with this! Can't wait to try these myself :)

    Xisses, Onyxsta

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  44. fabulous! I'm going to have to give it a try some day soon.

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    xxx

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  45. This is a great tip! I love the mint with the gold too. Pretty nails! x

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  46. I've dropped a wee link to this in my latest post (hope that's ok) to credit you for providing the awesome tip!

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  47. awesome! i've been really into this method lately. i just posted a new one on my blog too

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