nail taping

Rainbow taped nails

I had seen loads of tutorials on nail taping, all emphasising its suitability for beginners and thought it was definitely worth trying. I liked the bold contrast between black and rainbow colours in this YouTube tutorial by superwowstyle, who has a lot of really nice tutorial videos and some great designs.

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I can’t say I was thrilled with the result. Taping is definitely trickier than they make it look in these videos! My strips of tape were clearly too wide and the gaps between them too narrow, the placement was uneven and I guess I didn’t stick them down carefully enough as some black seems to have leaked under the tape, leaving the lines looking a lot less straight and neat than I wanted!

Not to be totally negative about this, it was a great learning experience and next time I’ll know a lot of the pitfalls to avoid! I’ll also leave way more time, as cutting the tape and getting it all ready took ages! I guess it wasn’t a total disaster, the black and rainbow contrast is still quite nice, but it’s not going to be one of my proudest nail art moments.

I used: Revlon Red – Revlon, Yellow – Sweets Sweet, Matte Aqua – BYS and Black -Decorative Nail