I first have to note that I purchased this striping tape on Amazon, spent $6.00 and got 20 different colors, and each roll has TWENTY yards! I don’t understand how I’ll ever use that much striping tape, but I’m in love! This was such a fun technique to try, and I love all of the different applications and designs you can do. I went for a really varied minimal look, but you can easily make this look even more minimal with just one stripe per nail or go ham and create some amazing designs. I’m really excited to try out some different looks in the future!
–curved manicure scissors (the curve makes it easier to cut a good angle on the tape)
-polish of your choice
Step One: Paint two coats of polish on your nails and let dry.
Step Two: Select a few of your favorite striping tape colors. I was all about the coppers and blues. Start by cutting a small amount and carefully lay on your nail. Use the scissors to press down on the tape to make sure it’s secure on your nail. Once secure and in place, use the scissors to snip the remaining tape, getting as close to the nail as possible. I even cut off just a little bit extra so nothing was layering over my nails. Use different colors and angles to finish creating your designs.
Step Three: Apply a good top coat and don’t forget to coat the tips of your nails to make sure everything is set nicely. Let dry completely!
I love looking down and seeing such a simple shine and design. I was impressed with how easy the tape was to work with. It laid on the nails beautifully and made it easy to create fun designs!
Enjoy your next mani night. 😉 Lots of love, Sav.
Credits // Author & Photography: Savannah Wallace and Jon Wallace. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
these look amazing! such a good idea x
Oh I love this! And that is a beautiful shade of neutral polish…what color is it? Also, how long does the mani with the tape last for you?
Your nails look amazing! Would love to do this to mine.
Abigail Alice x
I need to know what polish brand and color you used, I love it! Such a fun tutorial.
I never paint my nails because I am so awful at it, but this is so pretty!!
It is so delicate and cute !
I love how easy and cute this is!
This is beautiful! Also, if you don’t mind me asking – where did you get that bracelet? It’s darling!
Love this! Very creative!
This is adorable – love that its fun but not too over the top The View From Here
So cute and simple!! Love this idea. Thank you :]
This is beautiful.
Love this! So pretty and simple
I love the idea, beautiful!
I love this foil mani! What a wonderful idea.
I’ll have to try this out! This is adorable x
Jessica — NinetyCo
It’s such a simple way to achieve such a cute look! Wouldn’t have thought of it.
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
This looks amazing! I’ll definitely try it out the next time I do my nails
So cute – I’ll be trying this!