Monday, September 26, 2011

Tutorial: Rainbow Stripes

I wanted to make a quick tutorial of how I did the rainbow stripes manicure using striping tape from challenge day 9. Here is a reminder of what it looks like...


Supplies:
- Base and top coat (not pictured)
- Black nail polish (I used Wet n Wild Black Cream)
- Striping tape in rainbow colors (Red, Orange/Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet)
- Cuticle nippers to trim the striping tape

Step 1:
- Cut each color of striping tape into pieces slightly wider than your nail
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- Apply one layer of base coat, then
- Apply desired number of black polish coats (I used one coat here)
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- Apply the green striping tape across the middle of the nail, dividing it into equal halves
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- Leaving a space above the green tape, place a piece of yellow tape
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- Repeat with the red tape by placing it above the yellow, leaving the same amount of space in between the colors.
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- Place the blue tape below the green, closer to the cuticle
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- Lastly, place the violet tape below the blue.
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- Using cuticle nippers trim the extra tape as close to the nail as possible
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- Apply a top coat to seal in the manicure and you are done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I'd love to know what you think or if you try this!

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

25 comments:

  1. Wow! Who knew this was so easy??? Great tutorial.

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  2. I loved your rainbow nails, they look awesome! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  3. This is fantastic! I wish I had these fabulous tapes too;p Thank you for sharing how to do~:D

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  4. I really like what you did with the striping tape. I definitely want to try this :)

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  5. Wow... Really beautiful! At first I thought it were nailpolish stripes :)

    Really great idea, might try this out myself! Thanks for sharing! ♥

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  6. i want some of that tape to do this ASAP :)

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  7. I love love love this look! I want that tape!!

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  8. Such a great mani! I've never tried these tapes.

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  9. I'm glad this was useful :)
    I would love to see what you make of it!

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  10. I love this design, so thank you very much for the tutorial! I would never have thought to use cuticle nippers, that's such a good idea!

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  11. I found them to be the best for getting really close to the nail :)

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  12. Where can you get the striping tape?

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  13. That looks fabulous! Excellent tutorial too!

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  14. @Kimberly, I got my striping tape from Ebay. You can simply type "striping tape" into their search and you will get a lot of places who have it. For the specific one where I got it from, take a look at my Ebay Hauls post: http://wackylaki.blogspot.com/2011/08/ebay-hauls.html

    @Pam, thank you :)

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  15. How long did you tape stay on your nails? I find that my tape never lasts more than a day or two. :(

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  16. I change my manicures too frequently to tell how long it can last. The striping tape doesn't last very long for me... I tend to pick it off too..

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  17. How long does your striping tape stay on usually? I've tried it a couple times and it always starts to peel off after a day :(

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  18. @Kristine, unfortunately it starts to peel for me as well. I usually change my manicures frequently so I don't worry too much about it, but the corners do start to pick up and peel.

    These days I tend to use striping tape in this way... so it is not left in the final manicure... http://wackylaki.blogspot.com/2013/03/tutorial-tuesday-striping-tape-and.html

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