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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Stripes and Studs Nail Look




Hello Lovelies,

I've been wanting to use the nail studs that Born Pretty Store sent me a little while back but my nails have been chipping a lot lately so I was waiting for them to be in better shape.
I didn't want to use the studs alone I knew I wanted some nail tape to go along with them so I placed an order on Amazon and received 30 rolls of colorful nail tapes. I know I'm going to have a lot of fun with them.

For this nail look I kept it very simple. First, I painted my nails with 2 coats of Color Club Fashion Addict, which is a pretty pale lavender holo.

After the nail polish dried, I applied the tape. I chose a bright metallic magenta because it added a nice pop of color and contrast against the base color.
Since this is my first time using these types of tapes, it took me quite a while to get used to them and get them aligned just the way I want them.

After I finished applying the tape, I added a top coat over the nails. That was a huge mistake! The top coat dulled the holo effect of the polish as well as the shine from the tape. It also made the tape look worst. I didn't like that but oh well. You can't see the imperfection unless you look closely.

Lastly, I applied some nail glue at the center of where the lines meet and inserted a gold stud there.

So overall, it's very simple, fairly easy and looks so good! I'm not used to wearing studs or rhinestones on my nails and I find myself picking at them.


What do you think? Every tried nail tape? I can't wait to try a new look with those tapes.


Here's the linky for the studs. You can get 10% off your purchase if you use coupon code SM7J61
http://www.bornprettystore.com/heart-square-elliptic-round-hollow-stud-rhinestone-acrylic-nail-wbox-p-4993.html

Here's the linky for the nail tape http://www.amazon.com/Wonderful-Decoration-Different-Rhinestones-Decoration/dp/B00AJG8JOY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371331486&sr=8-1&keywords=nail+tape+cheeky






12 comments:

  1. Love, love, love this nail look!!

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  2. Wow, this is beautiful and I can't tell there are any imperfections.

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    1. Thanks. It's not that noticeable on the picture.

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  3. LOVE this nail look! It is funky and quite eye catching! Well done, Pang!

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    1. Thanks I certainly enjoyed sporting this look as well.

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  4. amazing! i love this so much! going to buy some of that tape! :) :)

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    1. They're pretty cool and inexpensive. Have fun with them :)

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