Tape Mani Monday

Hi everyone!

It’s no secret that I love textured polishes. I also love using striping tape since it has endless possibilities… Today I got to use them both! I also have some exciting news at the end of the post πŸ™‚

textured polish nail art gradient with striping tape opi liquid sandsFirstly, please excuse the glitter all over my fingers, it’s impossible to clean it all off! And secondly, I don’t want to brag, but, well, I LOVE this. Isn’t the texture amazing?

textured polish nail art gradient with striping tape opi liquid sandsI started off with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Black Out, then taped up my fingers. Somehow I didn’t manage to get the tape at the right angle on my index finger, but hey, I still like it. I then sponged on a gradient of OPI liquid sands in Stay the Night from the Mariah Carey collection and Solitaire from the Bond Girls collection.

textured polish nail art gradient with striping tape opi liquid sandsBecause I was a little too impatient you can see how my striping tape pulled up the polish slightly on my thumb and middle finger. I could have probably fixed that, but honestly, it wasn’t that noticeable in reality. I got the idea for the pattern I used here with the accent nail from this post by Gnarly Gnails – although I’ve posted something similar in the past too πŸ™‚

textured polish nail art gradient with striping tape opi liquid sandsSponging on the textured polishes really brought out the red glitter from Stay the Night. It’s red glitter in a black base, but the red is the main thing that comes out for this mani. I hope you like these nails as much as I do!

textured polish nail art gradient with striping tape opi liquid sandsAnd now for my exciting news… do you love textured polishes? Do you want to try out some different kinds? If so, you’re in luck, because this is what I found in Clicks on Friday:

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat

Sugar Coats from Sally Hansen! Honestly, I didn’t even think we were going to get these in South Africa. I was so excited when I saw them, and I scooped up 6 of the colours right away. I spent the weekend swatching away, so I’ll show them off on Wednesday πŸ˜€