26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge – Mixed Tape

Hi! Today’s prompt for the 26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge is mixed tape, which didn’t mean much to me! The only thing I could think of was the dreaded striping tape, and so I’ve put this mani off until the last minute. Literally, I’ve just finished it before writing this post!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge - Mixed Tape
26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge – Mixed Tape

What I used:

  • Barry M Frosted Cupcakes in Marshmallow, Strawberries & Cream, Earl Grey and Blue Velvet
  • Silver striping tape
  • Rose gold striping tape
  • Scissors
  • HK Girl Glisten & Glow topcoat
26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge - Mixed Tape
26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge – Mixed Tape

I started out with three coats of Marshmallow on all nails apart from my ring finger, which has three coats of Earl Grey. I then very carefully painted the top part of each nail with Strawberries & Cream, and Blue Velvet for the accent nail. Much as I love how these polishes look, on me, they take an age to dry!

26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge - Mixed Tape
26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge – Mixed Tape

Once they were dry, I cut lengths of the striping tape (silver for the blue/grey nail, and rose gold for the pink/cream ones) and tried to lay it as straight as possible. I may have mentioned before how much I hate striping tape. I’m actually surprised I have any, I thought I’d thrown the damn stuff out months ago. A coat of HK Girl finished off, and also added a few bubbles as decoration. Apologies.

26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge - Mixed Tape
26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge – Mixed Tape

Feels quite restrained for me! I quite like the end look, although the ends of the tape are already starting to peel up. Horrible stuff.

You can see what the other Nail Tarts came up with below.

Until next time,

Love,

Jo x

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9 thoughts on “26 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge – Mixed Tape

  1. Very pretty and sophisticated! I too hate using striping tape, ha ha. The worst part for me is trying to get the danged things straight with just one hand, and then it is so insulting when they start peeling off pretty much the very next day.

    1. Thanks! Ugh, yeah, trying to get it straight when it just wants to twizzle itself into a spiral… feckin stuff lol

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