Saturday, 18 January 2014

Taped Water Marble

Taped Water Marble Nails


Well hello again! It feels like I haven't been here for ages, but its been a weird week for me. I have been messing around with some new nail art, and practising my one stroke on paper. But for today nails I wanted to try a taped water marble. I loved the taped nail design I did as my last nail art of 2013, that I wanted to do another in a different way. I didn't want a pure white base polish, so opted to use Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Crinoline. I painted my nails with two coats yesterday as I needed the polish to be totally dry before using the tape.

Crinoline


I have used striping tape, masking tape and sellotape for other nail art designs, but as I was attempting a water marble I wasn't sure how well the sellotape or masking tape would work. So while out shopping I noticed in my local pound shop they had some white waterproof medical tape. Hopefully this will work!!
I'm also using Jesse's Girl polish for the water marble design.



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So I started out by cutting strips of masking tape to save on the clean up, and then with the medical tape, I cut squares and then cut those in half to make triangles. The same way I did my nails for my last nail art of 2013, but there I used sellotape.


Working on one nail at a time, I taped each finger like so. Sticking the triangle on the tip of my nails this time. Made a stripe design water marble, and here are my finished nails after clean up and topcoat.





As I always use my left hand for showing my manicures, and only sometimes show my right hand, I wanted to show you how this design looks with no top coat. So took a quick photo of my right hand, before I topcoated it.

No topcoat
The medical tape worked really well for this taped water marble. I removed some of the stickiness from it first, but as my base colour was totally dry I don't think it would have mattered if I didn't. Happy with how this came out, a sort of freaky french tip design :)
I have been trying out some other striping tape designs, and may do that as my next manicure. Not too sure yet as I have a watercolour paint design I tried out and really like too!!

So for now, wishing you all a fab weekend and much love :)


14 comments:

  1. wow lovely nails wish I could do something like that!

    Carrieanne xx
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    1. Thank you :) you should try, its a bit fiddly but simple to do x

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  2. Tracey this is cool! I love the water marble colours and the tape worked well this mani would be great for them summer BBQs :) xxx

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    1. Thanks Dawn, I'm debating wether to put a holographic topcoat on them lol, but I'm please with how they came out x

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  3. Great mani, and a fab idea to use the waterproof tape.

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    1. Thank you. I will try the same tape for non water marble designs just to see how well it works xx

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