Another Monday, another tape mani. This is a bit different to previous tape manis I’ve posted because it used neither striping tape nor cellotape! I used hole reinforcers to create half moon nails. It’s still a form of tape!
I started off with Kingfisher from Nail Addict by Tip Top. I’ve swatched it previously here. Once it was dry, I taped on the hole reinforcers, and started creating the half moons with Essence’s Hey, Nude! This was where I made a mistake. I hadn’t used Hey, Nude! before and I didn’t realise how sheer it was – I should have first done a coat of white polish so I didn’t have to try cover the dark blue. I gave up after 3 coats even though you could still see the blue shining through just because it was becoming too thick for me. It took forever to dry fully after that!So while I thought this was a cool idea, I wasn’t so keen on the final mani. Maybe if I’d added white behind Hey, Nude! it would have worked better. It seems like I couldn’t get Kingfisher off my cuticles, either! At least the pearls and rose (from the Born Pretty Store) made it look a little more elegant. The rose didn’t last long on my nail but I only stuck it on with top coat, using nail glue would probably keep it on longer.