Tag Archive: striping tape

The Digital Dozen Does Black: Pink Crisscross

Painted Fingertips | Pink crisscross for the Digital Dozen Does Black

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Can you believe it’s already day 4 of the Digital Dozen Does Black? This week is going by so fast! If you missed my previous posts this week, check out day 1, day 2, and my personal favourite day 3. Last night I finished off my final look for tomorrow’s DD does black post. I was showing it off to my husband when he commented that I’d done an awful lot of black manicures lately! Duh – it’s Digital Dozen black week! I had even asked him for some ideas for the last look the night before, so it’s not like he didn’t know about it 🙂

Today I decided to bring in some texture with the black and of course, you know by now that my favourite thing to use together with texture is tape. That meant I ended up creating a fun pink and black crisscross look. (more…)

Christmas Candy Cane Nails

Painted Fingertips | Candy cane nail art

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The semester is coming to an end soon and I have been really busy trying to get everything finished – and still share some nail art with you! I love doing Christmas nail art and I have a few designs lined up already. Today, I have some nail art reminiscent of Christmas candy canes. (more…)

The Worst of the Worst: 10 Nail Oopsies that never made it to the blog!

Painted Fingertips | Nail Fails that never made it to the blog

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You probably guessed that something special was happening from the title of this post, and here it is: this is my 500th post on Painted Fingertips! When I first realised I was nearing 500 posts, at first I was amazed that I had done so many, and then, honestly, shocked that it was so few. Haven’t I done seventy million nail posts by now? I mean, it must be at least 3000. According to my stats, though, it’s a mere 500 – and I suppose that really is a lot. I’ve certainly done more nail looks than that since some posts have more than just one look – I usually try to share 2 looks when reviewing a stamping plate or polish, for example. (more…)

#5minutenailart: Striping Tape

Painted Fingertips | #5minutenailart - striping tape

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About 2 weeks ago, I introduced you to my idea of #5minutenailart. In case you missed it, the first post I did was some delicate minty nail art. The idea behind this is that I challenge myself to come up with some nail art that takes only 5 minutes to complete, both because I don’t always have more time to spend and to show those that have yet to try nail art that it doesn’t have to take forever!

The rules are that I start with a completed, normal single-colour manicure. I then set my timer and give myself just 5 minutes to add some lovely nail art. So if you have time to paint your nails at all – you have time for nail art!  (more…)

Gradients, Glitter, and Striping Tape

Painted Fingertips | Glitter, gradients, and tape

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For today’s nails I started with a plan of doing geometric nails and it morphed until it became more about gradients than about anything geometric. You’ll have to excuse my slightly poorly lit photos – my lighting setup didn’t move with me so I had to make do. You’ll be seeing a few posts like this but it’ll get better! I already got a couple of lamps although I’m struggling to get my hands on good bulbs.  (more…)

Negative Space and Rainbow Stripes

Painted Fingertips | Striping Tape - negative space and rainbows

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It has been ages since I’ve pulled out my striping tape so I decided it was finally time again. I was inspired by this post by Nail Polish Wars and I decided to try out something similar. (more…)