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Manicure #005: Tape Happy

This manicure comes to you courtesy of lots and lots of clear Scotch tape. Anyone can do this kind of manicure as long as you’re at least somewhat patient. The hardest part is waiting for a layer of polish to dry before using the tape. If you don’t wait long enough and you put some tape down, it can easily pull your polish up and totally ruin that nail to the point where you will have to start over entirely. This happened to me on one nail so I quickly realized it’s best to be safe and let everything dry 100% before moving on to the next step.

As you can see in the following pictures I messed up a few parts. Once I did the final layer of my middle finger (the aqua color) I made the mistake of using a topcoat too quickly and it spread that aqua color to the base of the nail. There’s also my thumb where I somehow ended up with a little of the orange in the grey. I decided it was best to leave it instead of trying to paint over it with more grey because it would have made my nails look, well, lumpy.

What I used:
Audacious Asphalt (Maybelline)
Siren (Revlon)
Club Prive (L’oreal)

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About rookienails

As of July 2013: I'm currently 25 and married to a wonderful Marine officer named John. As of January 2013 we live in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Together we have a 22 month old son named Jameson. I went to school at the University of Mississippi and am originally from Rome, GA. I have also lived in SC, VT, and VA. Last but not least I love anything having to do with nails and jewelry! This blog is entirely about nails and while I'm a total beginner it's fun all the same.

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